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Welcome to West Allis ...

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

A typical abbreviation for West Allis: W. Allis

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Allis has a population of 59,959 people<2> (see below for details).

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

West Allis is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for West Allis ...

Official Website: www.ci.west-allis.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Allis had an population of 59,959 people. This is a decrease of 0.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Allis had a population of 60,411 people (or 6.37% of the total population of Milwaukee County). This makes West Allis the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of West Allis represents 1.06% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 60,411 people, the population of West Allis decreased 1.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 61,254 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Allis.

Adding West Allis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Allis 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 West Allis was on a map titled Road Map for Wisconsin& (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Communities near West Allis ...

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

  • Waukesha [Waukesha County]
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    • Waukesha [Waukesha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of West Allis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukesha
  • Brookfield [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
    • Brookfield [Waukesha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of West Allis
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
  • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menomonee Falls
    • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of West Allis
    • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menomonee Falls
  • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Creek
    • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of West Allis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,469 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Franklin [Milwaukee County]
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      • Franklin [Milwaukee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of West Allis
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Muskego [Waukesha County]
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      • Muskego [Waukesha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of West Allis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muskego have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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]<4> to the south of West Allis
      • 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of West Allis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mequon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of West Allis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Milwaukee
    • Germantown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
      • Germantown [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of West Allis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,057 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germantown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown

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 West Allis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Allis.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Allis. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for West Allis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Allis ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Allis: www.ci.west-allis.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 West Allis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Allis - 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' (or 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- West Allis) 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 West Allis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West AllisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Allis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0166, Longitude: -88.0073    
<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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