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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Milwaukee.

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Around West Milwaukee ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It lies just north of West Milwaukee. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenosha. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the south of West Milwaukee and has a population of 99,600 people.

For comparison, West Milwaukee has a population of 4,200 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Gurnee (IL)   [Map]   30,957   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
North Chicago (IL)   [Map]   29,951   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Round Lake Beach (IL)   [Map]   27,776   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Waukegan (IL)   [Map]   88,182   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   38,016   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,131   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,858   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   36,769   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,803   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oak Creek   [Map]   35,881   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Racine   [Map]   77,571   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   72,363   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   47,945   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
West Allis   [Map]   60,087   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
West Bend   [Map]   31,702   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brookfield   [Map]   6,110   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brown Deer   [Map]   12,011   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,820   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cudahy   [Map]   18,200   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Durham   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elm Grove   [Map]   6,174   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fox Point   [Map]   6,691   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Glendale   [Map]   12,779   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greendale   [Map]   14,211   S   5 miles [8 km]
Hales Corners   [Map]   7,674   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Muskego   [Map]   24,882   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saint Francis   [Map]   9,466   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Shorewood   [Map]   13,368   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Milwaukee   [Map]   21,052   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Whitefish Bay   [Map]   13,972   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Milwaukee County ...

West Milwaukee is located in Milwaukee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Milwaukee County: Ozaukee, Racine, Washington & Waukesha. Lake Michigan lies to the east.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Milwaukee ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around West Milwaukee. 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 West Milwaukee. 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 West Milwaukee ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
John H. Batten Airport (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]   RAC   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   SW   25 miles [40.2 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 West Milwaukee.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Milwaukee. 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   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   W   69 miles [111 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   S   71 miles [114.3 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   S   85 miles [136.8 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   60 miles [96.6 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   S   62 miles [99.8 km]
Muskegon Co. Airport (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]   MKG   E   88 miles [141.6 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NNW   90 miles [144.8 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
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
John H. Batten Airport (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]   RAC   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Burlington Muni.(ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   BUU   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kenosha Rgnl.(ICAO: KENW)   [Map]   ENW   S   28 miles [45.1 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
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport   (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [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
 
John H. Batten Airport   (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]
        Website for John H. Batten Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington Muni.   (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenosha Rgnl.   (ICAO: KENW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Bend Muni.   (ICAO: KETB)   [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
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford 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
 
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
 
Muskegon Co. Airport   (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]
        Website for Muskegon County 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
 

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Milwaukee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Milwaukee: www.westmilwaukee.org/

The official website for Milwaukee County: www.co.milwaukee.wi.us/

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 West Milwaukee.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in West Milwaukee. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Milwaukee) 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 Milwaukee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Milwaukee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Milwaukee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0128, Longitude: -87.9701     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Milwaukee 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 West Milwaukee), 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 West Milwaukee.