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Time Zone: Milwaukee County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Milwaukee is the Seat for Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County was founded in 1835.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Milwaukee had a population of 959,521 people. This is an increase of 2.06% since the last Census (which gave a population of 940,164 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Milwaukee represented 17.53% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's most populous county (out of 72 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010947,735+0.81%-1.23% since 2009
2009959,521+2.06%+0.58% since 2008
2008953,973+1.47%+0.19% since 2007
2000940,164The Last Census

More information can be found on the Milwaukee County Census Page for Milwaukee County.


Below are some of the communities located in Milwaukee County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Milwaukee County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Milwaukee   605,013596,9741.35% increase  
West Allis   60,52961,2541.18% decrease  
Wauwatosa   45,37747,2714.01% decrease  
Franklin   36,98729,49425.41% increase  
Greenfield   36,45935,4762.77% increase  

Websites for Milwaukee County

Official Website:   www.co.milwaukee.wi.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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