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Welcome to Milwaukee ...

The city of Milwaukee is primarily located in Milwaukee County<1> and is the County Seat for Milwaukee County. A portion of Milwaukee extends into Washington County and Waukesha County.

When the people of Milwaukee refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Milwaukeean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Milwaukee has a population of 590,952 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Milwaukee lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP codes for Milwaukee: 53201-53228, 53233-53235, 53237, 53259, 53263, 53267-53268, 53274, 53278, 53288, 53290, 53293, 53295<5>

Websites for Milwaukee ...

Official Website:   www.milwaukee.gov/

Junior League:   www.jlmilw.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Milwaukee had an population of 590,952 people. This is a decrease of 0.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Milwaukee had a population of 594,833 people (which is 62.76% of the total population of Milwaukee County). This makes Milwaukee the county's most populous community.

The population of Milwaukee represents 10.46% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 594,833 people, the population of Milwaukee has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 596,974 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Milwaukee.

Adding Milwaukee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Milwaukee in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Milwaukee was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Milwaukee on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Milwaukee on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Milwaukee ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Milwaukee - they are located in Kansas (3), North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Milwaukee.

Communities near Milwaukee ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Milwaukee.

  • Waukesha [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukesha
    • Waukesha [Waukesha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Milwaukee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukesha
  • New Berlin [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Berlin
    • New Berlin [Waukesha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Milwaukee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,812 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Berlin
  • Brookfield [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
    • Brookfield [Waukesha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Milwaukee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
  • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menomonee Falls
    • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Milwaukee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,243 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menomonee Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menomonee Falls
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Creek
      • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Milwaukee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,469 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
    • Franklin [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Milwaukee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Milwaukee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Muskego [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muskego
      • Muskego [Waukesha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Milwaukee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muskego have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muskego
    • Caledonia [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Racine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Milwaukee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Mequon [Ozaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mequon
      • Mequon [Ozaukee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Milwaukee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mequon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mequon
    • South Milwaukee [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Milwaukee
      • South Milwaukee [Milwaukee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Milwaukee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Milwaukee

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Milwaukee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Milwaukee.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Milwaukee. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Milwaukee.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Milwaukee. Our list includes 259 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Milwaukee.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Milwaukee ...

Looking for more information about Milwaukee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Milwaukee, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Milwaukee.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Milwaukee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Milwaukee: www.milwaukee.gov/

The official website for Milwaukee County: www.co.milwaukee.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Milwaukee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Milwaukee refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Milwaukee may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Milwaukee.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Milwaukee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Milwaukee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Milwaukee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Milwaukee includes: 53201, 53202, 53203, 53204, 53205, 53206, 53207, 53208, 53209, 53210, 53211, 53212, 53213, 53214, 53215, 53216, 53217, 53218, 53219, 53220, 53221, 53222, 53223, 53224, 53225, 53226, 53227, 53233, 53234, 53237, 53259, 53263, 53267, 53274, 53278, 53288, 53290, 53293 & 53295.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Milwaukee) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Milwaukee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MilwaukeeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milwaukee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0357, Longitude: -87.9243    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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