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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County is a county located in the State of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population is 940,164. Its county seat is Milwaukee6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,081 km² (1,190 mi²). 626 km² (242 mi²) of it is land and 2,456 km² (948 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 79.70% water.

Demographics As of the census1 of 2000, there are 940,164 people, 377,729 households, and 225,126 families residing in the county. The population density is 1,503/km² (3,892/mi²). There are 400,093 housing units at an average density of 640/km² (1,656/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 65.62% White, 24.59% African American, 0.72% Native American, 2.57% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.25% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 8.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 377,729 households out of which 29.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.00% are married couples living together, 16.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.40% are non-families. 33.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.10 males.

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