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The location of Waukesha

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Waukesha.

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Around Waukesha ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the east of Waukesha. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenosha. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southeast of Waukesha and has a population of 99,600 people.

For comparison, Waukesha has a population of 72,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Waukesha and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Gurnee (IL)   [Map]   30,957   S   46 miles [74 km]
McHenry (IL)   [Map]   26,611   S   46 miles [74 km]
Round Lake Beach (IL)   [Map]   27,776   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Waukegan (IL)   [Map]   88,182   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   38,016   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,131   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,858   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Janesville   [Map]   64,159   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   36,769   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,803   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oak Creek   [Map]   35,881   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Racine   [Map]   77,571   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   47,945   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Allis   [Map]   60,087   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Bend   [Map]   31,702   N   28 miles [45.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brookfield   [Map]   6,110   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Delafield   [Map]   8,458   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Delafield   [Map]   7,494   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elm Grove   [Map]   6,174   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Genesee   [Map]   7,336   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Genesee   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hartland   [Map]   9,212   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pewaukee   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pewaukee   [Map]   8,176   N   5 miles [8 km]
Pewaukee West   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sussex   [Map]   10,765   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Vernon   [Map]   7,649   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Vernon   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wales   [Map]   2,582   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   8,814   S   3 miles [4.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Waukesha, please visit our County-by-County Page for Waukesha.

Waukesha County ...

Waukesha is located in Waukesha County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Waukesha County: Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth & Washington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waukesha ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Waukesha.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Waukesha.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Waukesha. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waukesha. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Waukesha ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Waukesha.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   N   Less than 2 miles
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Palmyra Muni.   [Map]   88C   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Burlington Muni.(ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   BUU   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hartford Muni.   [Map]   HXF   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Waukesha.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Waukesha. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   W   56 miles [90.1 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SW   71 miles [114.3 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SSE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   SSE   88 miles [141.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   WSW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   SSE   64 miles [103 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   N   87 miles [140 km]
Muskegon Co. Airport (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]   MKG   E   101 miles [162.5 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   N   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   N   Less than 2 miles
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Palmyra Muni.   [Map]   88C   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Burlington Muni.(ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   BUU   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hartford Muni.   [Map]   HXF   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Muskegon Co. Airport   (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]
        Website for Muskegon County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
        Website for Waukesha County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport   (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington Muni.   (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John H. Batten Airport   (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]
        Website for John H. Batten Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenosha Rgnl.   (ICAO: KENW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gerald R. Ford Intl.   (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]
        Website for Gerald R. Ford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Waukesha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waukesha: www.ci.waukesha.wi.us/

The official website for Waukesha County: www.waukeshacounty.gov/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waukesha.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Waukesha. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waukesha) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waukesha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waukesha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waukesha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0125, Longitude: -88.2384     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waukesha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Waukesha), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Waukesha.