The Milwaukee Region offers a continual celebration of ethnic diversity – through festivals, foods and folk fairs. Approximately 38 percent of the region’s residents have some German ancestry, but many other ethnic groups are well represented, including: African (16% of residents), Polish (13%), Irish (10%), Scandinavian (7%), English (5%) and French, Italian and Hispanic (each at 4%).
Among the major ethnic festivals are Festa Italiana, German Fest, Irish Fest, Mexican Fiesta, Black Arts Fest MKE, Polish Fest, Indian Summer and Bastille Days. Each of the three-day events attract tens of thousands of revelers who come to celebrate the unique music, foods and cultures of the people who call the Milwaukee Region home.
Population by Municipality
|TOP 10 MUNICIPALITIES||Population (2016)|
Population in the Region by Age (2016)
|Two or more races||44,364|
|Hispanic/Latino (may be of any race)||224,935|