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Answers to FAQ's about Milwaukee

1. What is the population of Milwaukee?

2000 Census: 596,974
2006 Census Bureau Estimate: 602,782
2007 Census Bureau Estimate: 602,191
2008 Census Bureau Estimate: 604,477
2009 Census Bureau Estimate: 605,013
2010 Census Bureau Estimate: 594,833
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Related Links:

U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
Wisconsin Department of Administration: Demographic Services Center

2. Where do I locate my Census tract?

U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder street address search

3. When did Milwaukee become a city?

The City Charter was adopted January 31, 1846

4. Who was the first mayor?

Solomon Juneau

5. What is the area of the City of Milwaukee?

96.1 square miles

6. How many miles of streets does Milwaukee have?

Milwaukee has 1,450.5 miles of streets

7. What is Milwaukee's altitude?

581.2 feet

8. How many miles of shoreline does Milwaukee have?

10.2 miles of lakefront shoreline.

9. What is the official newspaper of Milwaukee?

The Daily Reporter
225 E. Michigan St., Suite 540, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-0273 or 1-800-508-3800
FAX: (414) 276-8057

10. Does the City of Milwaukee have a sister city?

Yes, the City of Milwaukee has six sister cities.
Read more about Milwaukee's sister cities here.

11. How do I find a court case against the city?

City Attorneys Office: Docket Clerk: 286-2651
You will need the case docket number or the complainant's name.

12. Where can I find posters of Milwaukee neighborhoods?

Department of City Development: 286-5701
To view posters online go to

13. Who is my alderman?

City of Milwaukee Election Commission Representatives Inquiry

14. Who is my County Supervisor (City of Milwaukee residents only)?

City of Milwaukee Election Commission Representatives Inquiry

15. Who are my State Legislators?

State of Wisconsin Legislature: Who are my Legislators?

16. Who are my Federal Legislators?

U.S. House of Representatives Local Representatives' Web Sites
U.S. Senate (Senators: listed by state)

17. Where can I find information on the cost of living in Milwaukee?

Consumer Price Index Home Page

18. What is the current unemployment rate for Milwaukee?

WI Labor Market Information Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
(State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development)

Common Council City Clerk Research and Analysis  

Contact Us

Research and Analysis
City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 307
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 286-2267

Library Services
Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway
Room B-3
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 286-2297

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