Target Areas

Milwaukee Teen Birth
(Journal Sentinel)
Milwaukee Teen Birthrate drops 50% in 7years
2012 teen Birthrate marked historic low 25.76 births per 1,000 flames ages 15 to 17 down 50% from seven years prior, when the rate was 52 births per 1000 females in the age group. The city and a group of community partners set a group in 2008 to reduce Milwaukee teen births by 46% over 10 years (2006-15, to 30 births per 1,000 females ages 15 to 17.  At the time Milwaukee teen Birthrate was second only to Philadelphia among the nation's 50 largest cities. It's unclear where the city now ranks, but the number of moving in the right direction, city officials said. In 1991 Milwaukee's Birthrate among females ages 15 to 17 was 95.8 compared with 36.8 nationally.

Education in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Public Schools rates amongst worst in urban school districts when it comes to reading in a two-year span where the average scores in America’s largest cities increased across the board, Milwaukee was left behind. The city posted improvements in just one category – eighth grade mathematics. Public school students in Milwaukee scored worst in 2011 than they did in 2009 in reading at both fourth and eighth grade. This fell out of line with Wisconsin’s statewide averages. While Milwaukee’s fourth-grade reading scores dropped from 196 to 195, the state pushed their average from 220 to 221 in the same span. In eighth grade, Milwaukee regressed by three points to a 238 on NAEP testing while the rest of the Badger state improved its score by one point, rising to 267. Milwaukee’s math scores were more encouraging, although they still trailed national trends for large cities. The city’s eighth grade math scores rose by three points (from 251 to 254) while its fourth grade scores rose marginally despite rounding to the same 220 figure that was recorded in 2009. The disparity between students coming from low and high-income backgrounds in 2011 is alarming. High-income students improved their fourth-grade reading scores from 216 to 224 in the two-year span. Conversely, low-income students held steady at 190 in both years. In eighth grade, the richer group posted a score of 255. Their lower-income counterparts fell from a grade of 237 to 234 in the same time frame. Similar disparities followed amongst the city’s reading scores.

Jobs in Milwaukee
Wisconsin posts job gains, still lags behind national average.  In what has become a wearisomely familiar story, Wisconsin lagged the nation in the pace of job creation in 2013, new government figures show, with the state adding private-sector jobs at a 1.2% rate last year compared with a rate of 2.1% for the nation as a whole.  According to the latest and most comprehensive figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wisconsin gained 28,141 private-sector jobs in all of 2013 — a 1.2% growth rate that ranks it 37th among the 50 states. Measured from the end of December 2010 through December 2013 — the period coinciding with the first three years of Walker's term — Wisconsin ranked 35th of the 50 states in private-sector job growth. Business leaders and economists, on the other hand, note that the state is slow to change because Wisconsin is saddled with aging industries such as paper mills, printing plants and metal foundries that often date back more than a century. What's more, neither entrepreneurship nor venture capital funding is as abundant in Wisconsin as in many other states. Also, Wisconsin's schools don't generate as many college-educated residents as other states.

Family and relationships in Milwaukee
Basic Needs, Day Care, Day Care, Developmental Disabilities, Domestic Violence, Grief Counseling, Health Care Services, Housing, Incarcerated Family Members, Mental Health Care Services, Parenting and Relationships, Sexual Assault /Abuse Population, 2014 estimate    956,406    5,757,564
 Population, 2013 estimate    956,386    5,742,953
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base    947,736    5,687,289  Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014    0.9%    1.2%

Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013    0.9%    1.0%
Population, 2010    947,735    5,686,986
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013    7.2%    6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013    24.5%    22.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013    11.9%    14.8%
Female persons, percent, 2013    51.7%    50.3%

White alone, percent, 2013 (a)    65.6%    88.1%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)    27.1%    6.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)    0.9%    1.1%
Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)    3.8%    2.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)    Z    Z
Two or More Races, percent, 2013    2.6%    1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)    14.0%    6.3%
 White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013    53.4%    82.5%

    Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013    81.6%    85.8%
    Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013    8.7%    4.7%
    Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013    16.1%    8.6%
    High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013    85.9%    90.4%
    Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013    28.1%    26.8%
    Veterans, 2009-2013    53,064    408,870
    Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013    22.0    21.7
    Housing units, 2013    416,621    2,633,330
    Homeownership rate, 2009-2013    51.3%    68.1%
    Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013    47.3%    25.4%
    Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013    $158,400    $167,100
    Households, 2009-2013    379,637    2,288,332
    Persons per household, 2009-2013    2.45    2.43
    Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013    $24,295    $27,523
    Median household income, 2009-2013    $43,193    $52,413
    Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013    21.6%    13.0%
      Business QuickFacts    Milwaukee County    Wisconsin
    Private nonfarm establishments, 2013    19,389    137,9831
    Private nonfarm employment, 2013    443,721    2,401,0321
    Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2012-2013    -1.2%    0.5%1
    Nonemployee establishments, 2012    47,737    336,059

    Total number of firms, 2007    58,182    433,797
    Black-owned firms, percent, 2007    13.2%    2.6%
    American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007    1.0%    0.6%
    Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007    3.2%    1.6%
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007    S    S
    Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007    3.2%    1.3%
    Women-owned firms, percent, 2007    33.0%    25.9%

    Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)    19,065,361    163,563,195
    Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)    10,955,307    59,996,244
    Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)    10,207,295    72,283,321
    Retail sales per capita, 2007    $10,720    $12,904
    Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)

  • Prison Pipelines Milwaukee

  -  A 2007 study by the Advancement Project and the Power U Center for Social Change says that for every 100 students who were suspended, 15 were Black, 7.9 were American Indian, 6.8 were Latino and 4.8 were white.

-  The same study reports that the U.S. spends almost $70 billion annually on incarceration, probation and parole. This number lends itself to a 127% funding increase for incarceration between 1987-2007. Compare that to a 21% increase in funding for higher education in the same 20-year span.

-  Based on statistics from the Civil Rights Data Collection (see sources below), in 2009, the Los Angeles Unified School District reported the following numbers for out-of-school suspensions: 62% Hispanic students, 33% Black students, 3% white and 2% Asian. LAUSD also reported that of their expulsions, 67% of Hispanic students and 5% of Black students were not offered educational services. Lastly, 77% Hispanics and 8% of Asian, Black and white students were expelled under zero tolerance policies.

-  The CRDC also shows that in 2009, the West Valley School District in Spokane, WA expelled 20% Black students and 60% white students and offered no educational services. Of those who were expelled, 10% Black students and 60% white students were done so under zero tolerance policies. Those who were referred to law enforcement included 10% Black students and 80% white students. However, Spokane school districts reported a higher number of enrolled white students. West Valley School district consisted of 86% white students and 4% Black students.

-  In St. Louis, MO schools, the Normandy School District’s 98% Black student population drew in the following: 100% of all students who received more than one out-of-school suspension, 100% of those who were expelled without educational services and 100% of those who were referred to law enforcement. In Missouri’s Ritenour School District, 67% of Black students vs. 33% white students were referred to law enforcement.

-  New Orleans, LA has numbers equally as staggering. The Orleans Parish School Board’s expulsions under zero tolerance policies were 100% Black, with 67% of their school-related arrests being Black students. The RSD-Algiers Charter School Association had 75% of their expelled students without educational services black. Furthermore, 100% of their expulsions under zero tolerance policies and 100% of their school-related arrests were all Black students.

Below are expanded statistics pulled from the Civil Rights Data Collection, with latest results from 2009.

Remember: While it’s easy to think the school-to-prison pipeline only impacts particular students and their respective families, we must remember that our whole society will feel the consequences. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. And we must remember that we cannot teach a student who is not in school.

Heath  Care in Milwaukee 
Primary Site    Total Cases    Rate (per 100,000)   
Female Breast*    628    127.9   
Cervical*    52    10.6 
Colorectal    414    43.6   
Lung and Bronchus    660    69.5   
Prostate*    589    128.4   
Other sites    2,266    238.6   
Total    4,612    485.6 
Confirmed Cases of Communicable Diseases
Disease    Number   
Campylobacter Enteritis    97   
Giardiasis    97   
Hepatitis A    <5   
Hepatitis B*    123   
Hepatitis NANB/C    651   
Legionnaires'    27   
Lyme    19   
Measles    0   
N. Meningitis, Meningococcal    <5   
Meningitis, Bacterial    <5   
Mumps    <5   
Pertussis    623   
Salmonellosis    117 
Shigellosis    9   
Tuberculosis    32   
E-Coli, Shiga Toxin-producing (STEC)    19   
Babesiosis    0   
Cryptosporidiosis    19   
Streptococcus Pneum. Invasive    114   
All Streptococcal Diseases    125   
Blastomycosis    10 
Haemophilus influenzae, Invasive    11   
Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis    0   
Influenza A - Novel    362   
Arboviral Illness, West Nile Virus    20   
Sexually Transmitted Disease       
Chlamydia Trachomatis    10,089   



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