West Allis, WI

West Allis profile

Living in West Allis

West Allis is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 59,890 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, West Allis is the 11th largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities, West Allis isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Allis are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Allis is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Allis who work in office and administrative support (13.95%), sales jobs (9.68%), and management occupations (7.02%).

Also of interest is that West Allis has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of West Allis overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in West Allis, 24.59% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in West Allis in 2018 was $29,213, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,852 for a family of four. However, West Allis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Allis is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Allis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Allis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. West Allis also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Allis include German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in West Allis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.