Milwaukee County is the most populated county in Wisconsin, the 45th most populated county nationwide, and the third smallest county in Wisconsin by land area. It is located in southeast Wisconsin alongside Lake Michigan.
Comprised of 19 cities and nearly 950,00 people, Milwaukee County is home to two professional sports teams, the world’s largest music festival, and many historical and cultural attractions.
Milwaukee County partnered with UniverCity Year, UW-Milwaukee, and Marquette University during the years 2019-22 to focus on creating an equitable county for all residents. Read the UniverCity Year 2021 report for project highlights.
- “Exploring equity and climate change in Milwaukee County.” Independent student research. Zilber School of Public Health, UW-Milwaukee.
- “Assessing the link between climate change-induced weather events, heat-related illness, and the disproportional impacts experienced by low-SES communities in Milwaukee County.” Independent student research. Zilber School of Public Health, UW-Milwaukee.
- “Understanding the history of institutional racial inequality.” History 4135: African-American History. Rob Smith, Marquette University.
- “Addressing racial disparities in Milwaukee County: Policy and program suggestions.” Independent Student Research.
- “Corrections officer compensation study for Milwaukee County.” Independent research project. Ben Clark, University of Oregon.