Milwaukee, the county seat of Milwaukee County, is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin . Milwaukee is the biggest city in the state of Wisconsin, the fifth-largest city in the Midwest, and the 31st largest city in the United States, according to the 2020 census, which had 577,222 residents.
It serves as the hub of the Milwaukee metropolitan region, which ranks 40th in terms of population in the country. The Globalisation and World Cities Research Network classifies Milwaukee as a “Gamma minus” city with a regional GDP of more than $102 billion in 2020.
Milwaukee is a city with a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities. But because of early 20th-century policies, it is still one of the most racially divided cities.
German immigrants had a significant impact on its history in the 19th century, and it continues to be a hub for German-American culture. It is particularly well known for its brewing sector. Milwaukee has seen a number of construction projects recently, some of which have improved the city’s skyline. The Wisconsin Centre, American Family Field, The Hop streetcar system, an expansion to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Bradley Symphony Center, Discovery World, as well as significant renovations to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena are some of the major additions to the city since the turn of the twenty-first century. A venue for athletic events and concerts, Fiserv Forum opened its doors in late 2018. Summerfest, a sizable music festival, has been held in Milwaukee every year since 1968. Wisconsin is a number of additional institutions, including the Medical College of Wisconsin, UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University, and MSOE, are located here. The Bucks of the NBA and the Brewers of the MLB are the city’s representatives in two of the four major professional sports leagues. The Fortune 500 firms Northwestern Mutual, WEC Energy Group, Rockwell Automation, and Harley-Davidson are all based in Milwaukee.