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Welcome to South Milwaukee ...

The city of South Milwaukee is located in Milwaukee County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for South Milwaukee: S. Milwaukee

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Milwaukee has a population of 20,723 people<2> (see below for details).

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

South Milwaukee is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for South Milwaukee ...

Official Website: www.ci.south-milwaukee.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Milwaukee had an population of 20,723 people. This is a decrease of 2.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Milwaukee had a population of 21,156 people. This makes South Milwaukee the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of South Milwaukee represents 0.37% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,156 people, the population of South Milwaukee has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,256 people).

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

Communities near South Milwaukee ...

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

  • Milwaukee [Milwaukee County]
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    • Milwaukee [Milwaukee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of South Milwaukee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 589,067 people
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  • Racine [Racine County]
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    • Racine [Racine County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of South Milwaukee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,237 people
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  • Waukesha [Waukesha County]
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    • Waukesha [Waukesha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of South Milwaukee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,376 people
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  • West Allis [Milwaukee County]
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    • West Allis [Milwaukee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of South Milwaukee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,748 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wauwatosa [Milwaukee County]
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      • Wauwatosa [Milwaukee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of South Milwaukee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wauwatosa have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Berlin [Waukesha County]
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      • New Berlin [Waukesha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of South Milwaukee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,812 people
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    • Brookfield [Waukesha County]
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      • Brookfield [Waukesha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of South 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenfield [Milwaukee County]
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      • Greenfield [Milwaukee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of South Milwaukee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,183 people
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    • Franklin [Milwaukee County]
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      • Franklin [Milwaukee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of South 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Pleasant [Racine County]
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      • Mount Pleasant [Racine County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of South Milwaukee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 South Milwaukee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Milwaukee.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South 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 South Milwaukee.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Milwaukee. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for South Milwaukee.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Milwaukee ...

Looking for more information about South 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 South Milwaukee, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for South Milwaukee.

Adding South Milwaukee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of South 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 South Milwaukee was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Milwaukee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for South Milwaukee: www.ci.south-milwaukee.wi.us/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Milwaukee.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Milwaukee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South 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 South Milwaukee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South MilwaukeeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Milwaukee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9107, Longitude: -87.8607    
<5>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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