Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a large city with approximately 599,000 residents. The city's residents, with an average age of just over 34, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Wisconsin. Home ownership is less common than renting in Milwaukee, and 42% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $871/month is roughly on par with the state average.
Many Milwaukee residents work in one of four industries: healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 25% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $51,000, Milwaukee workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Among residents over the age of 25 in Milwaukee, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Milwaukee residents have an average commute of about 25 minutes. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, chosen by 37% of residents, while public transportation is used by only 4% of the population. A small percentage of residents (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.