West Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Village
Village Hall and Police Station
Village Hall and Police Station
Location of West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Location of West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°0′52″N 87°58′24″W / 43.01444°N 87.97333°W / 43.01444; -87.97333Coordinates: 43°0′52″N 87°58′24″W / 43.01444°N 87.97333°W / 43.01444; -87.97333
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Area[1]
 • Total 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
 • Land 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 4,206
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 4,220
 • Density 3,755.4/sq mi (1,450.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 414
FIPS code 55-85875[5]
GNIS feature ID 1576537[2]
Website westmilwaukee.org

West Milwaukee is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, which is located in the center of the county approximately a mile south of Miller Park. The population was 4,206 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

West Milwaukee is located at 43°0′52″N 87°58′24″W / 43.01444°N 87.97333°W / 43.01444; -87.97333 (43.014564, -87.973469).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2), all of it land.[1]

Neighborhoods[edit]

West Milwaukee consists of six neighborhoods, separated into subdivisions: Brew Manor (East 56th Street to West 54th Street, National Avenue to Beloit Road); Hillview (55th Street to 51st Street, National Avenue to Burnham Street); Red Brae (50th Street to East 46th Street, National Avenue to Greenfield Avenue and Beloit Road); American Park (West 46th Street to Westchester Street, National Avenue to Greenfield Avenue); Juneau Heights (44th Street to Westgrand Lane); and Cary Park (40th Street to East 38th Street, National Avenue to Greenfield Avenue).

Most of American Park, Juneau Heights, and Cary Park were demolished during the 1960s and 1970s when the failed Stadium Freeway was planned.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,458
1920 2,101 44.1%
1930 4,168 98.4%
1940 5,010 20.2%
1950 5,429 8.4%
1960 5,043 −7.1%
1970 4,405 −12.7%
1980 3,535 −19.8%
1990 3,973 12.4%
2000 4,201 5.7%
2010 4,206 0.1%
Est. 2015 4,212 [7] 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 4,206 people, 1,979 households, and 856 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,755.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,450.0/km2). There were 2,145 housing units at an average density of 1,915.2 per square mile (739.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 69.4% White, 10.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 12.1% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.4% of the population.

There were 1,979 households of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.7% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 56.7% were non-families. 45.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the village was 34.7 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,201 people, 2,059 households, and 891 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,722.0 people per square mile (1,435.4/km²). There were 2,197 housing units at an average density of 1,946.5 per square mile (750.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 83.58% White, 3.50% African American, 1.55% Native American, 2.55% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.86% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.00% of the population.

There were 2,059 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.5% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 56.7% were non-families. 46.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $43,036. Males had a median income of $34,135 versus $23,234 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,396. About 7.5% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 23.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

West Milwaukee is served by the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. Schools within the village's boundaries include:[9]

  • Pershing Elementary School
  • West Milwaukee Intermediate School (formerly West Milwaukee High School)

West Milwaukee also has one private school:[9]

  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (formerly St. Florian's Parish School)

Recreation[edit]

West Milwaukee has three parks: West Milwaukee Park, Lions Park, and Centennial Park. The village is also within walking distance of Miller Park and the Hank Aaron State Trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Schools". www.westmilwaukee.org. Retrieved 2016-02-13. 

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