1. What is the population of Milwaukee?
2000 Census: 596,974
2010 Census Bureau Estimate: 594,833
2020 Census Bureau Estimate: 577,222
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
Wisconsin Department of Administration: Demographic Services Center
2. Where do I locate my Census tract?
Use the My Milwaukee Home address search to enter your address and click the "submit address" button. Census tract and block numbers are under the "My Property Information" heading.
3. When did Milwaukee become a city?
The City Charter was adopted January 31, 1846
4. Who was the first mayor?
5. What is the area of the City of Milwaukee?
96.1 square miles
6. How many miles of streets does Milwaukee have?
According to the Milwaukee Department of Public Works, the city has 1,424 miles of paved streets.
7. What is Milwaukee's elevation?
712 feet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey
8. How many miles of shoreline does Milwaukee have?
The city has approximately 10.2 miles of lakefront shoreline. The Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office says shoreline measurements can vary significantly depending on the data used to make the calculation.
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
10. Does the City of Milwaukee have a sister city?
Yes. In fact, the City of Milwaukee has more than one sister city.
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?
The popular posters featuring artwork that symbolizes various Milwaukee neighborhoods are sold through Historic Milwaukee, Inc. The Department of City Development has ordering information and images of the posters at www.mkedcd.org/posters.
13. Who is my alderman? Who is my County Supervisor (City of Milwaukee residents only)? Who are my State Legislators? Who are my Federal Legislators?
Use the My Milwaukee Home address search to enter your address and click the "submit address" button. Then scroll to "Elected Officials" and click to open the tab.
14. Where can I find information on the cost of living in Milwaukee?
Consumer Price Index Home Page
15. Where can I look up the current unemployment rate for Milwaukee?
WI Labor Market Information Data Access
(State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development)
16. Where can I find the city's organizational chart?
The current chart is here. It is published every year within the Adopted Plan and Budget Summary. Budget documents are available for a number of years on the Budget Office's web pages (under the Dept. of Administration): https://city.milwaukee.gov/doa/budget/Milwaukee-Budgets