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The location of Milwaukee

Welcome to Milwaukee ...

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

The location of Milwaukee has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Milwaukee has a population of 595,351 people<3> (see below for details).

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>

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Milwaukee had an population of 595,351 people (or a decrease of 0.27% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Milwaukee ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Brookfield   [Map]   38,045   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Caledonia   [Map]   25,002   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,143   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,827   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mequon   [Map]   24,159   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Milwaukee.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Milwaukee. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Milwaukee. Our list includes 259 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Milwaukee:

Websites for Milwaukee ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

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.

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Milwaukee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Milwaukee:

The official website for Milwaukee County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Milwaukee.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Milwaukee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Milwaukee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milwaukee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0633, Longitude: -87.9665     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Milwaukee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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