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West Allis, Wisconsin

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Welcome to West Allis ...

The city of West Allis is located in Milwaukee County.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Allis: W. Allis

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, West Allis has a population of 59,934 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, West Allis had an population of 59,934 people. This is a decrease of 0.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.15% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near West Allis ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from West Allis and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Caledonia   [Map]   25,002   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cudahy   [Map]   18,282   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,143   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Germantown   [Map]   19,982   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mequon   [Map]   24,159   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

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 West Allis. 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 West Allis. 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 West Allis. Our list includes 10 papers.

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

Websites for West Allis ...

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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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Milwaukee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Allis:

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

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Allis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Allis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Allis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0072, Longitude: -88.0301     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Allis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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