Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metro area is an eight country metro area located in southeastern Wisconsin and the largest metropolitan area in the state.

Milwaukee has become a prime destination in the Midwest for migrants and immigrants alike. It's economy has been on the rise over the past several decades, this combined with a large health care industry has made Milwaukee a good city for immigrants looking for wo

Total Population: 1,575,747

(An increase of 1.28 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 106,642
  • Language Spoken at Home - 175,185

Quick Facts

  • The greater Milwaukee area is the largest metro area in the state of Wisconsin, and the city itself is the largest in the state as well.

  • Milwaukee is the home of six Fortune 500 companies

  • Mexicans are the largest people group in the city at over 38,000 foreign-born residents.

  • Milwaukee has the fifth largest Hmong population in the country at nearly 10,000 people.

  • The Hmong population in the greater Milwaukee area has more than doubled in the past two decades.


Milwaukee's population is primarily made up of White Non-Hispanic people, and has a history of European immigration. However, more recently the immigrant population has begun to rise, due primarily to the influx of Latino, and Asian immigrants.

The largest Ethnic group in the greater Milwaukee area are Latinos, and the largest people group is Mexicans. Approximately 40% of all immigrants are from Latino countries, and over a third of the foreign-born population is from Mexico. The increase in the Latino population is a recent trend which is expected to continue on into the future.

The second largest Ethnic group in Milwaukee are from Asia. Large groups of immigrants from east, southeast, and south Asian countries have arrived in Milwaukee of the past couple of decades. Many of these foreign-born residents are immigrants and refugees from Laos, and Milwaukee now has one of the top five largest Hmong populations in the United States. Many of these Hmong immigrants and refugees have settled in the north and northwest areas of the city.

People Group Profiles

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PG Name Country Of Birth Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
LuxembourgerLuxembourgEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious1,680
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism5,679
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesIslam1,810
Arab, IraqiIraqArab WorldIslam - Shia1,411
Arab, Palestinian (Muslim)IsraelArab WorldIslam1,114
Arab, JordanianJordanArab WorldIslam718
Gujarati (Hindu)IndiaSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism672
Albanian, GhegKosovoEurasian PeoplesIslam - Sunni605
Arab, EgyptianEgyptArab WorldIslam121
Hmong, WhiteLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions9,830
GermanGermanyEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox4,476
FrenchFranceEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic3,958
RussianRussiaEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox3,731
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism3,391
PolePolandEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic2,620
LaoLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism2,554
ItalianItalyEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic2,407
SerbSerbiaEurasian PeoplesChristianity2,004
GreekGreeceEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,917
Filipino, TagalogPhilippinesMalay PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,660
UkrainianUkraineEurasian PeoplesChristianity1,475
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana1,437
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant1,184
NigerianNigeriaSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Protestant894

Ethnic Links

Hmong in Wisconsin- A good site detailing the history of the Hmong people in the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Indians- A website with news and information on the people and events happening in the Indian community in the state of Wisconsin,