Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
|Milwaukee County, Wisconsin|
Milwaukee County Courthouse
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
|Founded||September 6, 1834|
|• Total||1,190 sq mi (3,082 km2)|
|• Land||241 sq mi (624 km2)|
|• Water||948 sq mi (2,455 km2), 79.7%|
|• Density||3,955/sq mi (1,527/km²)|
|Congressional districts||1st, 4th, 5th, 6th|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Milwaukee County is a county in the State of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 947,735 and was estimated to be 955,205 in 2012. It is the most populous county in Wisconsin and the 45th most populous in the United States. Its county seat is Milwaukee, which is also the largest city in the state.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,190 square miles (3,100 km2), of which 241 square miles (620 km2) is land and 948 square miles (2,460 km2) (79.7%) is water. It is the third-smallest county in Wisconsin by land area. It is watered by the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Root rivers. The surface is undulating, and the soil calcareous and fertile.
- Ozaukee County - north
- Racine County - south
- Waukesha County - west
- Washington County - northwest
- Muskegon County, Michigan - east
- Ottawa County, Michigan - east
- County Executive: Chris Abele (D)
- Chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors: Marina Dimitrijevic (D)
- District Attorney: John T. Chisholm (D)
- Sheriff: David A. Clarke, Jr (D)
- Register of Deeds: John La Fave (D)
- Treasurer: David Cullen (D)
- Comptroller: Scott Manske
- Clerk of Circuit Court: John Barrett (D)
- Board of Supervisors (18 members) 
Milwaukee County is a Democratic stronghold having voted for the Democratic presidential nominee since 1960.
As of the 2000 census, 377,729 households and 225,126 families resided in the county. The population density was 3,931 people per square mile (1,503/km²). There were 400,093 housing units at an average density of 1,656 per square mile (640/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.6% White, 24.6% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.2% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. 8.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.0% were of German, 10.9% Polish and 5.3% Irish ancestry.
There were 377,729 households, of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the county, the age distribution was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.
General Mitchell International Airport is located in Milwaukee and serves the entire metropolitan area. It has scheduled service to cities across the United States as well as Canada and Mexico.
Cities and Villages
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||Washington County||Ozaukee County||Muskegon County, Michigan|
|Waukesha County||Ottawa County, Michigan|