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Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Wisconsin Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Wisconsin metro area was $59,448 in 2017, the latest figures available. Milwaukee median household income is $143 higher than the median Wisconsin household income and $888 less than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Milwaukee median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Milwaukee Wisconsin

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Wisconsin $59,305 +2.19% +8.74%
Milwaukee $59,448 +0.29% +7.89%

Trends in Milwaukee, WI Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Milwaukee is $59,448. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $62,072 and is now $2,624 (4.23%) lower. From a post peak low of $54,763 in 2013, real median household income for Milwaukee has now grown by $4,685 (8.56%).

Real Median Household Income: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Milwaukee

Date US Wisconsin Milwaukee
2017 $60,336 $59,305 $59,448
2016 $58,856 $58,033 $59,277
2015 $57,709 $57,568 $58,198
2014 $55,613 $54,540 $55,102
2013 $55,072 $54,247 $54,763
2012 $54,948 $54,614 $56,268
2011 $55,162 $55,045 $55,339
2010 $56,388 $55,210 $56,081
2009 $57,519 $57,257 $59,584
2008 $59,382 $59,456 $62,072
2007 $60,135 $59,943 $61,627
2006 $59,051 $59,442 $61,268

Milwaukee Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Milwaukee was $78,954 in 2017. Compared to the median Wisconsin family income, Milwaukee median family income is $3,541 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Milwaukee will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Milwaukee Wisconsin

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Wisconsin $75,413 +1.28% +8.30%
Milwaukee $78,954 -0.14% +8.56%

Trends in Milwaukee, WI Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Milwaukee is $78,954. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $79,945 and is now $991 (1.24%) lower. From a post peak low of $72,116 in 2013, real median family income for Milwaukee has now grown by $6,838 (9.48%).

Real Median Family Income: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Milwaukee

Date US Wisconsin Milwaukee
2017 $73,891 $75,413 $78,954
2016 $72,591 $74,459 $79,065
2015 $70,627 $73,328 $75,889
2014 $68,313 $69,636 $72,730
2013 $67,488 $69,162 $72,116
2012 $66,880 $69,690 $74,530
2011 $67,126 $69,613 $73,872
2010 $68,289 $69,955 $74,369
2009 $69,958 $71,740 $76,752
2008 $72,321 $74,896 $79,945
2007 $72,500 $74,433 $79,234
2006 $71,330 $73,899 $78,529

Milwaukee Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Milwaukee was $33,598 in 2017. Compared to the median Wisconsin per capita income, Milwaukee median per capita income is $1,600 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Milwaukee will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Milwaukee Wisconsin

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Wisconsin $31,998 +1.37% +9.43%
Milwaukee $33,598 -1.28% +7.32%

Trends in Milwaukee, WI Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Milwaukee is $33,598. Real per capita income peaked in 2016 at $34,034 and is now $436 (1.28%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Milwaukee

Date US Wisconsin Milwaukee
2017 $32,397 $31,998 $33,598
2016 $31,798 $31,567 $34,034
2015 $31,019 $30,588 $32,599
2014 $29,942 $29,241 $31,307
2013 $29,706 $28,930 $30,639
2012 $29,221 $28,873 $30,459
2011 $29,173 $28,631 $30,392
2010 $29,361 $28,684 $30,418
2009 $30,246 $29,660 $31,522
2008 $31,488 $30,738 $32,478
2007 $31,629 $30,806 $32,710
2006 $30,795 $30,317 $32,601