Our Residents

The Milwaukee Region offers a continual celebration of ethnic diversity – through festivals, foods and folk fairs. Approximately 38 percent of the region’s residents have some German ancestry, but many other ethnic groups are well represented, including: African (16% of residents), Polish (13%), Irish (10%), Scandinavian (7%), English (5%) and French, Italian and Hispanic (each at 4%).

Among the major ethnic festivals are Festa Italiana, German Fest, Irish Fest, Mexican Fiesta, African World Festival, Polish Fest, Indian Summer and Bastille Days. Each of the three-day events attract tens of thousands of revelers who come to celebrate the unique music, foods and cultures of the people who call the Milwaukee Region home.

Population by Municipality
TOP 10 MUNICIPALITIES Population (2007)
Milwaukee 602,191
Kenosha 96,265
Racine 78,805
Waukesha 66,762
West Allis 59,763
Wauwatosa 45,498
Brookfield 39,209
New Berlin 39,016
Greenfield 36,130
Menomonee Falls 35,010


Population in the Region by Age (2007)
BY AGE
under 25 689,852
25-34 242,938
35-64 824,819
65+ 245,609
BY RACE
White 1,634,198
Black/African-American 283,481
Asian 45,423
American Indian
11,157
Native Hawaiian
1,212
Two or more races
27,738
Hispanic/Latino (may be of any race)
170,183

Personal Income

Metro Milwaukee's per capita personal income is

10% higher

than the U.S. average.