The Milwaukee Poverty Database isn't just a catalog of raw data and a tools, it also includes APIs from services provided to and by the City and County of Milwaukee. You can browse the current catalog for APIs, though this list is small and growing.

Milwaukee Poverty Database CKAN API

The Milwaukee Poverty Database is powered by CKAN, a powerful open source data platform that includes a robust API. Please be aware that the Milwaukee Poverty Database and our CKAN API only contain metadata about datasets. This metadata includes URLs and descriptions of datasets, but it does not include the actual data within each dataset.

Complete API Documentation is available from CKAN at


The API should be used for early development and prototyping through Alpha and Beta phases. Our servers aren't designed to be used as a production data source, but we're happy to work with you to push this information to your production servers!