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Racial Equity Data Resources


Milwaukee Equity Atlas

A collection of data and mapping resources to support the city's racial equity work

City Employee Workforce Demographics

Examine data on City of Milwaukee employees by race/ethnicity, gender, generation, job category, and department.

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Equity Mapping Resources

Explore maps on population demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, and access to resources.

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Citywide Data by Race/Ethnicity

View commonly referenced data on population, housing, income, and employment by race/ethnicity.

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Racial Equity Timeline

Learn about government actions that have shaped the history of race in Milwaukee over the last 200 years. 

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American Rescue Plan Act

City of Milwaukee American Rescue Plan Survey Results - View the top priorities for survey respondents, as well as breakdowns for city residents and responses by ZIP code. 

Mayor Barrett’s Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan: PHASE I - Stronger Summer & Summer Jobs For Youth (July 2021) - The plan outlines the Mayor's proposed $93 million allocation for funds received by the City of Milwaukee through the American Rescue Plan Act.

Map of Qualified Census Tracts in the City of Milwaukee - Recognizing the disproportionate impact of the pandemic-related recession on low-income communities, local governments have been asked to identify whether certain types of projects funded through the American Rescue Plan Act are targeted to economically disadvantaged communities, as defined by HUD’s Qualified Census Tracts (Qualified Census Tracts have at least 50 percent of households with incomes below 60 percent of the Area Median Gross Income or have a poverty rate of 25 percent or more). 


Unemployment Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Milwaukee Workers (April 2021) - The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immense and widespread impact on Milwaukee workers. To better understand this impact, the Office of Equity and Inclusion analyzed claims for unemployment benefits filed from March 2020 through January 2021 for workers living in the City of Milwaukee. The analysis provides insight into Milwaukee workers seeking unemployment benefits over the first eleven months of the pandemic: where they lived, where they worked, how much they made before the pandemic, and the period of time over which they filed for unemployment benefits.

City of Milwaukee data from the US Census Bureau

City of Milwaukee Narrative Profile: Narrative Profiles are short, analytic reports derived from American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Each Narrative Profile covers 15 different topic areas and provides text and bar charts to display highlights of selected social, economic, housing and demographic estimates for a selected geographic area.

City of Milwaukee Geo-Profile: Geo-Profiles provide high-level statistics about an area's people and population, race and ethnicity, families and living arrangements, health, education, business and economy, employment, housing, and income and poverty. 

City of Milwaukee Data Profiles: Data Profiles have the most frequently requested social, economic, housing, and demographic data. Each of these four subject areas is a separate data profile. The data profiles summarize the data for a single geographic area, both numbers and percent, to cover the most basic data on all topics.

Social Characteristics — includes education, marital status, relationships, fertility, grandparents

Economic Characteristics — includes income, employment, occupation, commuting to work

Housing Characteristics — includes occupancy and structure, housing value and costs, utilities

Demographic Characteristics — includes age, race, Hispanic origin, housing units

Additional data and mapping resources

National Equity Atlas Indicators - National Equity Atlas indicators track how communities are doing on key measures of inclusive prosperity in categories of demographics, economic vitality, readiness, connectedness, and economic benefits. 

Places: Local Data for Better Health - A web application that provides interactive maps for model-based estimates of 27 chronic disease related measures at county, place, census tract and ZIP code levels. The PLACES project, an expansion of the 500 Cities project, is a collaboration between the CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. 

Health Compass Milwaukee - A comprehensive source of health-related data for Milwaukee county, with tools to support research and planning for community health improvement.

KIDS COUNT Data Center - A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation that assesses child well-being in the United States.

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