|Population density:||6,192 per square mile|
|Median household income:||$35,851|
|Total population:||594,833 people|
|Median age:||30 years old|
|Square miles:||96.06 square miles|
The stunning Milwaukee Art Museum. Courtesy of John W. Schulze, via Flickr
Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, with a population of 594,833, according to 2010 census data. The city boasts many eclectic neighborhoods, including the Historic Third Ward, which serves as the arts and fashion district, and the Brady Street neighborhood, which offers a bohemian vibe, coffee houses and boutiques. Walker?s Point is becoming a foodie destination.
East Town boasts some of Milwaukee?s trendiest bars and clubs, while East Side is a hub for culture and home to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Museum Mile. The Avenues West/Marquette area is home to Marquette University. Westown offers a vibrant urban setting, as well as a tribute to the city's German heritage, and suburban Wauwatosa features a riverside village center and upscale shopping. The Menomonee River Valley has a little something for everyone, with a casino, the Hank Aaron State Trail and Three Bridges Park.
Milwaukee is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and at the confluence of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers. So, there's no shortage of recreational options. In addition to enjoying river and lake sports, residents can stroll along the three-mile RiverWalk that winds through the city. Called the 'City of Festivals,' Milwaukee hosts numerous events, exhibits and performances throughout the year, many of which are free or cost less than $10.
Thanks to efficient planning and two interstates, the average commute time in Milwaukee is just 22 minutes ? the third-lowest among large U.S. cities. Renting in Milwaukee also means that you can drive to Chicago for a weekend getaway in just 90 minutes.
Renting in Milwaukee
Apartments for rent in Milwaukee can be hard to find, and rent prices have increased at rate faster than the county and state averages. So if you find an affordable apartment that you love, don't hesitate!
Local fare at the Milwaukee Public Market. (Photo courtesy of Jim Bauer)
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino ? The nation?s largest Native American-run casino, Potawatomi offers gaming, award-winning dining and theater.Frank Lloyd Wright's Model B1 ? Located at 2714 West Burnham, this is one of the six American System-Built Homes that Wisconsin native Frank Lloyd Wright built in Milwaukee for moderate- and low-income families.Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion ?Tour the home Milwaukee's famed beer baron completed for his family in 1892.Harley-Davidson Museum ?The world's only museum celebrating the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and its history.Milwaukee Public Market ?Located in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood, this market is known for its lively atmosphere, locally-grown food and ethnic offerings.
Professional Sports in Milwaukee, WI
MLB-- Milwaukee Brewers / Miller Park
NBA-- Milwaukee Bucks / Bradley Center
Interesting Fact about Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee is famous for being the home of the Miller Brewing Company, which employs almost 2000 citizens of Milwaukee.