Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

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This article is about the village of Whitefish Bay in Milwaukee County. For the community of the same name, see Whitefish Bay, Door County, Wisconsin.
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Location of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°6′42″N 87°54′3″W / 43.11167°N 87.90083°W / 43.11167; -87.90083Coordinates: 43°6′42″N 87°54′3″W / 43.11167°N 87.90083°W / 43.11167; -87.90083
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Area[1]
 • Total 2.13 sq mi (5.52 km2)
 • Land 2.13 sq mi (5.52 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 14,110
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 14,137
 • Density 6,624.4/sq mi (2,557.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 414
FIPS code 55-86700[5]
GNIS feature ID 1576675[2]
Website wfbvillage.org

Whitefish Bay is a village in Milwaukee County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 14,110 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Whitefish Bay is located at 43°6′42″N 87°54′3″W / 43.11167°N 87.90083°W / 43.11167; -87.90083 (43.111711, -87.900762).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.13 square miles (5.52 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 14,110 people, 5,355 households, and 3,944 families residing in the village. The population density was 6,624.4 inhabitants per square mile (2,557.7/km2). There were 5,553 housing units at an average density of 2,607.0 per square mile (1,006.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.9% White, 1.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 5,355 households of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the village was 39.6 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 10.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

Education[edit]

The Whitefish Bay School District maintains four public schools and one recreational facility. These facilities include:

  • Whitefish Bay High School – a high school serving children in grades 9-12.
  • Whitefish Bay Middle School – a middle school/junior high school serving children in grades 6-8
  • Cumberland Elementary School – an elementary school serving children age-4 kindergarten through grade 5
  • Richards Elementary School – an elementary school serving children age-4 kindergarten through grade 5
  • Lydell School – a community recreation facility

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee maintains two Catholic schools in Whitefish Bay: Holy Family School and St. Monica School, each serving kindergarten through grade 8. In addition, the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters administer Dominican High School.

At the north end of the village are two Jewish grade schools: Milwaukee Jewish Day School and The Hillel Academy, sharing the Max and Mary Kohl Education building.

Economy[edit]

Breadsmith is based in Whitefish Bay.

Notable people[edit]

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