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Milwaukee Apartments
Last updated March 2 2024 at 5:19 AM

Milwaukee, WI
161 Apartments for Rent

Milwaukee Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 590,157
Population Density: 6,135.7 people/sq mile
Median Age: 32
Percentage of Family Households: 54%
Median Annual Income: $46,637 / year
Median Rent: $935 / month

What locals are saying

"Beer built this city, but there is so much more to Milwaukee." (-Jewel, "The Milwaukee Song").

Milwaukee’s one of those incredible cities that everyone who doesn’t live here forgets about. Chalk that intentional amnesia up to the faded glory days of major brewers Schlitz and Miller. Insiders know there’s still a heck of a lot of folks here. Grew up in the northern suburbs but want a change of pace? Move to East Town. Accepted to Marquette’s Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering but don’t really feel like living in studentville? Try Avenues West. There’s a place for everybody in Cream City; but you still have to look for it.

What’s the deal with Polish flats? Milwaukee has a rich history of Polish immigration throughout the 19th and 20th centuries

Milwaukee Demographics


How diverse is Milwaukee?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Milwaukee is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Milwaukee are Black Or African American (38.8%), White (32.6%), Hispanic Or Latino (20.3%), Asian (4.6%), Two Or More (3.2%), Other (0.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.3%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Milwaukee residents?

The median age in Milwaukee is 32 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Milwaukee?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Milwaukee is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Milwaukee are Black Or African American (38.8%), White (32.6%), Hispanic Or Latino (20.3%), Asian (4.6%), Two Or More (3.2%), Other (0.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.3%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Milwaukee residents?

The median age in Milwaukee is 32 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Milwaukee Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Milwaukee is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Highest
The level of violent crime in Milwaukee is one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Milwaukee is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Milwaukee


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Downtown Montessori Academy
Charter
PK-8
Charter
PK-8
285 Students
22 Reviews
285
Students
22 Reviews
8 /10
Golda Meir School
Public
3-12
Public
3-12
1,147 Students
31 Reviews
1,147
Students
31 Reviews
8 /10
Cooper School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
444 Students
8 Reviews
444
Students
8 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Downtown Montessori Academy
Charter
PK-8
Charter
PK-8
285 Students
22 Reviews
285
Students
22 Reviews
8 /10
Golda Meir School
Public
3-12
Public
3-12
1,147 Students
31 Reviews
1,147
Students
31 Reviews
8 /10
Cooper School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
444 Students
8 Reviews
444
Students
8 Reviews

High Schools

8 /10
Golda Meir School
Public
3-12
Public
3-12
1,147 Students
31 Reviews
1,147
Students
31 Reviews
7 /10
Carmen High School of Science and Technology, South Campus
Charter
9-12
Charter
9-12
365 Students
6 Reviews
365
Students
6 Reviews
6 /10
Ronald W. Reagan IB High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,336 Students
29 Reviews
1,336
Students
29 Reviews

What Renters Say about Milwaukee


Apartment List has released the results for Milwaukee from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Milwaukee renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Milwaukee, some aspects can be better."
68%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
56%
Public Transit
56%
Social Life
56%
Pet Friendliness
55%
Commute Time
50%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
37%
Affordability
31%
Weather
30%
Quality of Schools
28%
Dating
26%
Safety and Crime Rate
25%
State and Local Taxes
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Average rent in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Milwaukee is $1,379, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,799. Rent rates updated 2 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Milwaukee, WI


Searching for an apartment for rent in Milwaukee, WI? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 161 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Milwaukee. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Milwaukee is $1,264 for a studio, $1,379 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,799 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Milwaukee apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Milwaukee, WI apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Milwaukee?

In Milwaukee, the average rent is $1,264 for a studio, $1,379 for a 1-bedroom, $1,799 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,767 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Milwaukee, check out our monthly Milwaukee Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Milwaukee?

You can filter cheap apartments in Milwaukee by price: under $700, under $800.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Milwaukee?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Milwaukee apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Milwaukee?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Milwaukee.

How can I find off-campus housing in Milwaukee?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Milwaukee. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Marquette University, Wisconsin Lutheran College, and Medical College of Wisconsin.