Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Menomonee Falls in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Location of Menomonee Falls in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 88°7′2″W / 43.17889°N 88.11722°W / 43.17889; -88.11722Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 88°7′2″W / 43.17889°N 88.11722°W / 43.17889; -88.11722
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Area[1]
 • Total 33.31 sq mi (86.27 km2)
 • Land 32.92 sq mi (85.26 km2)
 • Water 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
Elevation[2] 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 35,626
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 36,769
 • Density 1,082.2/sq mi (417.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-51000[5]
GNIS feature ID 1569346[6]

Menomonee Falls is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States, and is part of the Greater Milwaukee area. The population was 35,626 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous village in Wisconsin.[7] It is the fourth largest community in Waukesha County. The village's slogan is "More than a village."

History[edit]

The village was incorporated in 1892. It is named after the Menomonee River, which flows through the village, and the subsequent waterfall, located just south of the Main St. bridge in the Lime Kiln Park.

Geography[edit]

Mill Pond Park

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 33.31 square miles (86.27 km2), of which, 32.92 square miles (85.26 km2) of it is land and 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2) is water.[1]

Neighborhoods[edit]

Fussville is a neighborhood of Menomonee Falls located at 43°09′06″N 88°04′40″W / 43.15167°N 88.07778°W / 43.15167; -88.07778 (Fussville).[8] Fussville was once a separate unincorporated community; it was annexed by Menomonee Falls sometime between 1950 and 1960.[9][10]

Menomonee Falls Water Tower

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 366
1890 422 15.3%
1900 687 62.8%
1910 919 33.8%
1920 1,019 10.9%
1930 1,291 26.7%
1940 1,469 13.8%
1950 2,469 68.1%
1960 18,276 640.2%
1970 31,697 73.4%
1980 27,845 −12.2%
1990 26,840 −3.6%
2000 32,647 21.6%
2010 35,626 9.1%
Est. 2016 36,769 [4] 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 35,626 people, 14,567 households, and 10,028 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,082.2 inhabitants per square mile (417.8/km2). There were 15,142 housing units at an average density of 460.0 per square mile (177.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.6% White, 3.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 14,567 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the village was 43.3 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Government[edit]

Menomonee Falls has a governing body consisting of a Board President and a six-member Board of Trustees. The current Village Board President is Joseph Helm.[12] The Trustees are: Katie Kress, Dave Glasgow, Chris Smolik, Bonnie J. Lemmer, Paul Tadda, Jeremy Walz.

Media[edit]

Economy[edit]

Magnetek and Kohl's are based in Menomonee Falls.

Top employers[edit]

According to Menomonee Falls's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[15] the top employers in the village are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Kohl's 6,303
2 Community Memorial Hospital 1,323
3 Harley-Davidson[16] 1,000
4 Fidelity National Information Services 900
5 Arandell 800
6 Menomonee Falls School District 640
7 Wells Fargo 444
8 Wacker Neuson 350
9 Alto-Shaam 340
10 Bradley Corporation 329
11 LindenGrove 238
12 Village of Menomonee Falls 211

Education[edit]

Menomonee Falls School District operates Menomonee Falls High School, North Middle School, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Riverside Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, and Shady Lane Elementary School. Saint Anthony's Catholic School, Saint Mary's Catholic School, Calvary Baptist School, Grace Lutheran School, Bethlehem Lutheran School, Zion Lutheran School, and Aquinas Academy are private schools in Menomonee Falls.[17]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  7. ^ http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/bb/07bb/pdf/740-777.pdf
  8. ^ "Fussville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  9. ^ Sussex-Lisbon Historic Society, Land Divisions Within Waukesha County
  10. ^ Fussville
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Village of Menomonee Falls Board". Village of Menomonee Falls. 
  13. ^ Express News official website
  14. ^ Menomonee Falls Now official website
  15. ^ Village of Menomonee Falls CAFR
  16. ^ Shafer, Dan (18 July 2017). "Harley-Davidson to cut 180 jobs, affecting Milwaukee-area, KC plants". Milwaukee Business Journal. Retrieved 19 July 2017. (Registration required (help)). She did not provide further details on how many will be affected at Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson’s (NYSE: HOG) 912,000-square-foot plant in Menomonee Falls. 
  17. ^ http://www.bethlehem-wels.org/school%20information.html
  18. ^ Wisconsin Vote.org.-Janel Brandtjen
  19. ^ Bret Hartmann
  20. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1937,' Biographical sketch of Victor Nehs, pg. 206
  21. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1995-1996,' Biographical Sketch of Lolita Schneiders, pg. 37

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