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Average rent in Milwaukee, WI

$1,369/mo Milwaukee, WI average rental price, February 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Milwaukee, WI is $1,369.

Milwaukee, WI apartment rent ranges

About 34% of apartment rents in Milwaukee, WI range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 21% of apartments. Around 28% of Milwaukee’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 5% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Milwaukee, WI rent trends

Getting around in Milwaukee, WI

68 /100
Somewhat Walkable
52 /100
Good Transit
51 /100
Walk Score®: 68, Transit Score®: 52, Bike Score®: 51

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Milwaukee, WI last updated?

Prices and availability in Milwaukee, WI were last updated on 27 Mar 2023.

What are the best apartments in Milwaukee, WI?

The best apartments in Milwaukee, WI are: Milwood Apartments, Chateau Murray, River Court, Avante Apartments and Boston Lofts.

What is the average rent in Milwaukee, WI?

The average rent in Milwaukee, WI is $1,369. Start your search for apartments in Milwaukee, WI now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Milwaukee, WI?

The price range for a studio apartment in Milwaukee, WI is between $725 and $2,245. View all studio apartments in Milwaukee, WI.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee, WI?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee, WI is between $360 and $2,095. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Milwaukee, WI now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee, WI?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee, WI is between $750 and $3,195. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee, WI.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee, WI?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee, WI is between $815 and $3,050. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Milwaukee, WI.

What type of rental buildings are in Milwaukee, WI?

In Milwaukee 59% of the housing is rented out compared to 41% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 14% of Milwaukee’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 68% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 18% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Milwaukee, WI?

The average age of rental buildings in Milwaukee is 39 years old, with 31% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 5 stories, of which 67% are garden-style apartment communities, 25% are mid-sized buildings, and 7% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Milwaukee, WI?

Rental apartments in Milwaukee come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 5% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 51% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 38% of all rentals in Milwaukee. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Renter's guide to Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee is known for a multitude of things: Its Great Lake Michigan access and boating, brewing traditions, and rich historical and artistic cultures. The city boasts of beautiful, towering architecture (both modern and historical) and gorgeous city parks.

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and, impressively, is the fifth largest city in the Midwest. It spans 96.8 square miles along the coast of the Great Lake Michigan. The city and its suburbs are home to a vast number of children under the age of 20 and young professionals aged up to 34, who round the numbers that make Milwaukee the 31st most populous city in the U.S.

The average commute time from one part of the city to the other is ten to twenty minutes. By car, Milwaukee is approximately a one-and-a-half-hour commute to Chicago, IL (93 miles); one hour and twenty minutes to Madison, WI (79 miles); and five hours to Minneapolis, MN (337 miles).

Milwaukee’s location as a port city brings about rapidly changing, extreme weather. Winters here are cold, windy, and feature blizzards. The highest average winter temperature is only 28 degrees Fahrenheit with an average low temperature of 13 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are hot and humid. The average summer high temperature is 81 degrees Fahrenheit with an average low of 62 degrees Fahrenheit.

Milwaukee has been named one of the 10 Most Exciting Cities for millennials. Simultaneously, it also made the list of 10 Most Dangerous Cities and that of America’s Drunkest Cities.

Tips for renting in Milwaukee, WI

If you’re moving to the city to pursue higher education, a good option for you are the apartments lying east of the Milwaukee River. The neighborhoods in this region are more suited for young professionals and academics.

It’s important to familiarize yourself with Wisconsin’s laws regarding tenants’ rights and responsibilities.

Know that if you live in an apartment complex which rents by the month, the landlord must give you a termination notice of at least 28 days prior to your next rent’s due date. If you wish to terminate your lease, you must give your landlord this same notification.

If signing for a six-month or one-year lease, know that landlords are not mandated to automatically renew the lease. In fact, they can sign somebody else to the sequential lease period without notifying you.

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Milwaukee, WI demographics

Milwaukee, WI has a population of 578,198 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 297,926 of Milwaukee’s residents are women and 280,272 are men. The median age of those who live in Milwaukee, WI is 31.6.

Living in Milwaukee, WI

All city living comes with its highs and lows.

When it comes to the best that money can buy, residents will never go without quality beer, divine cheeses, and supply of coffee. Nor will they ever run out of things to do. The city has numerous parks and bike paths, sporting events, small music venues featuring local artists, museums, and clubs.

Locals rave about the city’s ethnic diversity, as the intercultural landscape brings many foreign, authentic cuisine restaurants to the area.

The city also has a history of high crime rates and unsafe neighborhoods. Year-to-year, there are reports of burglaries and street robberies, and even some more serious incidents.

Milwaukee, WI households

  • 120,856 Family
    108,614 Non-family
  • 69,357 Children
    160,113 No Children
  • 229,470Total Number of Households
  • 2.45Average People Per Household
  • $45,318Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 229,470 households in Milwaukee, WI. 120,856 are family households and 108,614 are non-family households. There are 69,357 households with children in Milwaukee and 160,113 households without children. On average, about 2.45 people live in a household in Milwaukee, WI.

Things to do in Milwaukee, WI

Attending a sporting event is a great family activity and three of Wisconsin’s major national sports teams are situated in Milwaukee. The city is also home to the Milwaukee Brewers (Baseball), the Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball), and the Milwaukee Admirals (Ice Hockey). Purchase tickets to a Brewers game and chow down on bratwursts at Miller Park. For basketball and ice hockey games, head on over to the Bradley Center.

Things to do

Milwaukee has quite a few history and art museums. See the famous Milwaukee Art Museum or visit the Milwaukee Public Museum of natural history and science (this one even has an IMAX theater!). The Discovery World Museum is also great for your science hankering. Alternative museums include the Harley-Davidson Museum and the Pabst Mansion.

Milwaukee is also known for its hip music scene. Milwaukee's Summerfest claims to be “The World’s Largest Music Festival." Summerfest is held at the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park. These same grounds continually host the Vans Warped Tour, with smaller events taking place at The Rave/Eagles Club. The Pabst Theater is also a must-see.

Things to do

Milwaukee, WI employment & economy

Milwaukee’s economy relies largely on manufacturing, and high-end technology research and developments.  It ranks 5th by number of Fortune 500 companies, being home to companies like Harley-Davidson, Northwestern Mutual, Manpower, Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, and Joy Global. The fastest growing fields are those in servicing, managerial, and health care.

Milwaukee, WI education statistics

The level of education of the population of Milwaukee, WI is as follows: 5% have no high school education, 41% completed some high school, 24% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 15% have a Bachelor Degree, and 8% have a Graduate Degree.

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