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ZIP Code 53221

Primary City:Milwaukee, WI (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Far South Side
County: Milwaukee County
Timezone: Central (6:13pm)
Area code: 414 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.95, -87.94
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 53221

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 53221. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 53221. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 53221, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Milwaukee, WI
Acceptable:
Greenfield

Stats and Demographics for the 53221 ZIP Code

ZIP code 53221 is located in southeast Wisconsin and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 53221 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 53221 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 37,701
Population Density 4,094 people per sq mi
Housing Units 16,596
Median Home Value $154,300
Land Area 9.21 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 15,858
Median Household Income $46,939

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3551,2571,1311,0411,1611,3781,2941,2191,1821,3071,3651,143992742525448443312
Female1,2621,2491,1119901,1191,4541,2321,1591,1121,2981,3641,2321,126890738717686667
Total2,6172,5062,2422,0312,2802,8322,5262,3782,2942,6052,7292,3752,1181,6321,2631,1651,129979

Gender

 Male 18,295 49%
 Female 19,406 51%
Gender

Race

 White 30,064 79.7%
 Black Or African American 1,433 3.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 365 1.0%
 Asian 2,010 5.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 21 0.1%
 Other Race 2,496 6.6%
 Two Or More Races 1,312 3.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner751,0431,5182,0681,9591,4331,211417
Renter5251,4881,0651,000863455416322
Total6002,5312,5833,0682,8221,8881,627739

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,709 42%
 Single Guardian 2,844 18%
 Singles 5,296 33%
 Singles With Roommate 1,009 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 11,332 71%
 Households with Kids 4,526 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male291276264268268268239242240237219249211215213226218194190225
Female247262254258263287242243214236215222214224220203175205187191
Total538538518526531555481485454473434471425439433429393399377416

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 53221 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 53221 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1970s. Looking at 53221 real estate data, the median home value of $154,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 53221 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 53221 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 53221 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 37,416 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 172 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 113 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,368 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,356 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,134 37%
 Households Vacant 738 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 368 50%
 Rented & Unoccupied 21 3%
 For Sale Only 141 19%
 Sold & Unoccupied 23 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 31 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 154 21%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 82 1%
 1 Bedroom 1,770 31%
 2 Bedroom 2,782 48%
 3+ Bedroom 1,167 20%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $46,939 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 53221 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 53221 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 53221 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,736 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,950 23%
 No Earnings 11,309 38%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,736 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,950 23%
 No Earnings 11,309 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,898 91.2%
 Public transportation 673 4.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 99 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 518 3.2%
 Worked at Home 143 0.9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,629 13.1%
 High School Graduate 7,293 58.4%
 Associate's degree 931 7.5%
 Bachelor's degree 1,854 14.9%
 Master's degree 532 4.3%
 Professional school degree 143 1.1%
 Doctorate degree 99 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,951 68.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,153 16.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,097 15.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 53221

ZIP Code 53221 is in the Greenfield School District. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 53221.

Elm Dale Elementary
5300 South Honey Creek Dr
Greenfield, WI 53221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Greenfield School District
Greenfield Middle School
3200 West Barnard Ave
Greenfield, WI 53221
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Greenfield School District
Cooper Elementary
5143 South 21st St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Milwaukee School District
Garland Elementary
3120 West Green Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Milwaukee School District
Lowell Elementary
4360 South 20th St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Milwaukee School District
Morgandale Elementary
3635 South 17th St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Milwaukee School District
Victory Elementary
2222 West Henry Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Milwaukee School District
Ideal
4965 South 20th St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Milwaukee School District
Reagan College Preparatory High School
4965 South 20th St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Milwaukee School District
St Charles Borromeo School
3100 W Parnell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Roman Parish School
1810 W Bolivar Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Word of Life Lutheran School
3545 S 23rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Salam School
4707 S 13th St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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