Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
|Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin|
Location in Waukesha County and the state of Wisconsin.
|• 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||856 ft (261 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||35,802|
|• Density||1,082.2/sq mi (417.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1569346|
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. It is the fourth largest community in Waukesha County. The village's slogan is "More than a village."
The village was incorporated in 1892. It is named after the Menomonee River, which flows through the village, and the subsequent waterfall, located just North of the Main St. bridge in the heart of the community.
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.
As of the census 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.
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. The Trustees are: Katie Kress, Dave Glasgow, Chris Smolik, Bonnie J. Lemmer, Paul Tadda, Jeremy Walz.
- The Menomonee Falls Express News
- The Menomonee Falls Gazette (1971–1978) — comic strip publication
- The Menomonee Falls Guardian (1973–1976) — comic strip publication
- Menomonee Falls Now
According to Menomonee Falls's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the village are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|2||Community Memorial Hospital||1,323|
|4||Fidelity National Information Services||900|
|6||Menomonee Falls School District||640|
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.
- Mark Borchardt, independent filmmaker
- Janel Brandtjen, Businesswoman and Wisconsin State Assemblywoman
- Mel Eslyn, film producer
- Brett Hartmann, National Football League punter
- George E. Hoyt, Wisconsin State Assemblyman and Senator
- Andy Hurley, drummer of Fall Out Boy
- Elmer Klumpp, Major League Baseball player
- Victor Nehs, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Justus Henry Nelson, Methodist missionary in the Amazon
- John H. Niebler, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Vic Perrin, actor
- Richard Riehle, actor
- Lolita Schneiders, Wisconsin State Assemblywoman
- Barry Schultz, professional disc golfer
- James Sensenbrenner, U.S. congressman
- Mike Solwold, NFL player
- Peter J. Somers, U.S. congressman
- Jessica Szohr, actress
- Bob Uecker, baseball radio broadcaster
- Joel Whitburn, music historian
- Mark Wilson, five-time winner on the PGA Tour
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- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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- Sussex-Lisbon Historic Society, Land Divisions Within Waukesha County
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
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- "Village of Menomonee Falls Board". Village of Menomonee Falls.
- Express News official website
- Menomonee Falls Now official website
- Village of Menomonee Falls CAFR
- Wisconsin Vote.org.-Janel Brandtjen
- Bret Hartmann
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1937,' Biographical sketch of Victor Nehs, pg. 206
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1995-1996,' Biographical Sketch of Lolita Schneiders, pg. 37