1998 vs. 2013: Milwaukee by the numbers
OnMilwaukee.com is celebrating its 15th birthday all September, and Milwaukee has changed a lot over since 1998, when OnMilwaukee.com first glowed bright on computer screens around town.
Here are some numbers comparing Milwaukee during the year OnMilwaukee.com was born with Milwaukee 2013.
|Population city:||610,654||598,916 (U.S. census 2012 est.)|
|Population county:||957,058||955,205 (U.S. census 2012 est.)|
|Population state:||5,234,350||5,726,398 (U.S. census 2012 est.)|
|Refuse collection||281,000 tons||299,906 tons (2011)|
|Total city streets||1,430 miles||1,450.5 miles|
|City of Milwaukee budget||$964,256,894||$1,501,978,320|
|Value of taxable assessed property||$16,072,114,035||$27,045,019,320|
|Ballots cast||160,816||288,549 (2012)|
|City owned harbor area||470 acres||470, acres|
|Lake commerce (est. net tons)||2,896,577||2,700,00|
|Overseas commerce (est. net tons)||422,220||150,000-200,00|
|No. of county parks||140||155|
|Acreage of county parks||14,759.3 acres||15,262 acres|
|Materials in MPL collection||2,773,189||2,315,982 (2012)|
|MPL cardholders||337,502||313,604 (2012)|
|MPL circulation||3,145,569||2,847,543 (2012)|
|MPS enrollment||100,525||77,359 (projected)|
|MPS total schools||159||165|
|MPS charter schools||1||30 (15 instrumentality; 15 non-instrumentality)|
|Firestations (incl. fireboat)||36||34|
|Fire fighting force||971||821|
|Fires||9,903||1,707 (through Aug. 31)|
|MPD civilian personnel||668||610|
|Sworn police officers||2,094||1,848|
|Works in MAM collection||20,500||30,000+|
|MAM visitors||200,000 (est.)||390,000 (FY2013)|
|Badgers football||11-1||8-6 (2012)|
|Badgers men's basketball||22-10 (1998-99)||23-12|
|MU men's basketball||14-15 (1998-99)||26-9|
|UWM men's basketball||8-19 (1998-99)||8/24/2013|
|Number of articles at OnMilwaukee.com||50||34,147 (as of Sept. 11, 2013)|
9,000 fires, what the heck was going on in 1998?
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