Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Facts & Figures
Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the largest city in the state and originally grew in the early 1900s by an influx of German immigrants. A major port on the Great Lakes, Milwaukee is also a commercial and industrial center for the region. The city is well-known for its manufacturing and breweries, but has a fairly diverse economic base. Six Fortune 1000 manufacturers make their homes in Milwaukee, including Harley-Davidson Inc., Rockwell Automation, and Johnson Controls.
Tourism contributes almost $2 billion annually. Tourists are drawn to the city by nationally recognized museums, a zoo, professional sports teams and entertainment venues. Printing and publishing have a presence in Milwaukee, with 11% of the top 70 companies in the U.S. headquartered in the town. Milwaukee specializes in the service industry, the largest sector, with a heavy influence in healthcare positions, which account for 27% of their service industry workforce.
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- Population: 595,407
- Industries: Transportation and shipping; Distribution; Services and Administrarion; Healthcare; Education; Tourism; High-technology; Manufacturing, Insurance
- Area Codes: 262, 920, 414
- ZIP Codes: 53201, 53202, 53205, 53206, 53207, 53208, 53209, 53210, 53211, 53215, 53216, 53217, 53218, 53219, 53223, 53224, 53225, 53226, 53227, 53228, 53233, 53234, 53237, 53267, 53268, 53270, 53274, 53277, 53278, 53284, 53285, 53288, 53290, 53293, 53295
- Surrounding Cities: Chicago, IL; West Milwaukee; Wauwatosa; West Allis; Shorewood; Whitefish Bay; Glendale; Greenfield; Elm Grove