Milwaukee Metro Area Population 1950-2023

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Milwaukee metro area from 1950 to 2023. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Milwaukee in 2023 is 1,455,000, a 0.48% increase from 2022.
  • The metro area population of Milwaukee in 2022 was 1,448,000, a 0.35% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Milwaukee in 2021 was 1,443,000, a 0.28% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Milwaukee in 2020 was 1,439,000, a 0.21% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in United States
City Name Population
New York City 18,937,000
Los Angeles 12,534,000
Chicago 8,937,000
Houston 6,707,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,574,000
Miami 6,265,000
Atlanta 6,106,000
Philadelphia 5,785,000
Washington DC 5,490,000
Phoenix 4,717,000
Boston 4,344,000
Detroit 3,521,000
Seattle 3,519,000
San Francisco 3,328,000
San Diego 3,319,000
Minneapolis 2,990,000
Tampa 2,977,000
Denver 2,931,000
Las Vegas 2,899,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,595,000
San Antonio 2,454,000
Baltimore 2,355,000
Charlotte 2,267,000
St. Louis 2,230,000
Austin 2,228,000
Portland 2,220,000
Sacramento 2,215,000
Orlando 2,071,000
Indianapolis 1,881,000
San Jose 1,821,000
Cincinnati 1,775,000
Cleveland 1,764,000
Kansas City 1,725,000
Columbus 1,708,000
Pittsburgh 1,702,000
Raleigh 1,591,000
Virginia Beach 1,488,000
Milwaukee 1,455,000
Jacksonville 1,330,000
Nashville 1,315,000
Providence 1,205,000
Salt Lake City 1,203,000
Memphis 1,170,000
Richmond 1,140,000
Louisville 1,116,000
McAllen 1,081,000
Oklahoma City 1,018,000
Hartford 1,016,000
Tucson 1,014,000
New Orleans 1,013,000
El Paso 985,000
Temecula-Murrieta 965,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 961,000
Albuquerque 955,000
Cape Coral 935,000
Honolulu 912,000
Buffalo 884,000
Birmingham 863,000
Omaha 860,000
Provo-Orem 840,000
Fresno 795,000
Tulsa 791,000
Allentown 785,000
Knoxville 784,000
Baton Rouge 767,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 757,000
Columbia, South Carolina 755,000
Ogden-Layton 750,000
Rochester 749,000
Dayton 746,000
Charleston-North Charleston 745,000
Bakersfield 730,000
Concord 698,000
Colorado Springs 693,000
Springfield 680,000
The Woodlands 675,000
Mission Viejo 648,000
Albany 638,000
Grand Rapids 606,000
New Haven 600,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 593,000
Kissimmee 585,000
Akron 566,000
Des Moines 566,000
Harrisburg 565,000
Worcester 562,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 560,000
Greenville 559,000
Port St. Lucie 556,000
Wichita 539,000
Winston-Salem 537,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 534,000
Little Rock 533,000
Reno 531,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 528,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 527,000
Lancaster 519,000
Toledo 511,000
Madison 507,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 506,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 496,000
Boise City 470,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 464,000
Denton-Lewisville 463,000
Spokane 461,000
Augusta-Richmond County 456,000
Concord 454,000
Visalia 452,000
Stockton 451,000
Jackson, Mississippi 436,000
Durham 434,000
Chattanooga 430,000
Santa Clarita 425,000
Syracuse 422,000
Modesto 422,000
Myrtle Beach 421,000
Huntsville 407,000
Oxnard 404,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 389,000
Lafayette 383,000
Scranton 375,000
Montgomery 374,000
Greensboro 372,000
Asheville 371,000
Antioch 370,000
Springfield, Missouri 364,000
Lakeland 364,000
Pensacola 359,000
Fayetteville 355,000
Fort Collins 354,000
Corpus Christi 353,000
Youngstown 352,000
Fort Wayne 346,000
Flint 344,000
Lexington-Fayette 344,000
Savannah 339,000
Trenton 336,000
Santa Rosa 336,000
Mobile 335,000
Laredo 334,000
Ann Arbor 333,000
Rockford 330,000
Lansing 329,000
Shreveport 327,000
Milwaukee - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2023 1,455,000 0.48%
2022 1,448,000 0.35%
2021 1,443,000 0.28%
2020 1,439,000 0.21%
2019 1,436,000 0.07%
2018 1,435,000 0.49%
2017 1,428,000 0.56%
2016 1,420,000 0.50%
2015 1,413,000 0.50%
2014 1,406,000 0.50%
2013 1,399,000 0.50%
2012 1,392,000 0.51%
2011 1,385,000 0.51%
2010 1,378,000 0.51%
2009 1,371,000 0.51%
2008 1,364,000 0.44%
2007 1,358,000 0.52%
2006 1,351,000 0.52%
2005 1,344,000 0.52%
2004 1,337,000 0.53%
2003 1,330,000 0.45%
2002 1,324,000 0.53%
2001 1,317,000 0.46%
2000 1,311,000 0.61%
1999 1,303,000 0.70%
1998 1,294,000 0.62%
1997 1,286,000 0.70%
1996 1,277,000 0.63%
1995 1,269,000 0.63%
1994 1,261,000 0.64%
1993 1,253,000 0.72%
1992 1,244,000 0.65%
1991 1,236,000 0.65%
1990 1,228,000 0.24%
1989 1,225,000 0.16%
1988 1,223,000 0.16%
1987 1,221,000 0.16%
1986 1,219,000 0.16%
1985 1,217,000 0.16%
1984 1,215,000 0.16%
1983 1,213,000 0.17%
1982 1,211,000 0.17%
1981 1,209,000 0.17%
1980 1,207,000 -0.25%
1979 1,210,000 -0.41%
1978 1,215,000 -0.33%
1977 1,219,000 -0.41%
1976 1,224,000 -0.33%
1975 1,228,000 -0.41%
1974 1,233,000 -0.40%
1973 1,238,000 -0.32%
1972 1,242,000 -0.40%
1971 1,247,000 -0.32%
1970 1,251,000 0.56%
1969 1,244,000 0.81%
1968 1,234,000 0.90%
1967 1,223,000 0.82%
1966 1,213,000 0.83%
1965 1,203,000 0.92%
1964 1,192,000 0.85%
1963 1,182,000 0.85%
1962 1,172,000 0.86%
1961 1,162,000 0.87%
1960 1,152,000 2.67%
1959 1,122,000 3.31%
1958 1,086,000 3.33%
1957 1,051,000 3.34%
1956 1,017,000 3.25%
1955 985,000 3.36%
1954 953,000 3.36%
1953 922,000 3.25%
1952 893,000 3.36%
1951 864,000 3.35%
1950 836,000 0.00%