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The location of West Milwaukee

Welcome to West Milwaukee ...

The village of West Milwaukee is located in Milwaukee County.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Milwaukee: W. Milwaukee

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, West Milwaukee has a population of 4,157 people<2> (see below for details).

West Milwaukee is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Milwaukee had a population of 4,206 people. This makes West Milwaukee the county's 18th most populous community.

The population of West Milwaukee represents 0.07% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 206th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,206 people, the population of West Milwaukee has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,201 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, West Milwaukee had an population of 4,157 people. This is a decrease of 1.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.05% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near West Milwaukee ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from West Milwaukee and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Brookfield   [Map]   38,045   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Caledonia   [Map]   25,002   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,143   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mequon   [Map]   24,159   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Muskego   [Map]   24,996   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

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 Milwaukee. 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 Milwaukee. 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 Milwaukee.

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

Websites for West Milwaukee ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Milwaukee ...

Looking for more information about West 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Milwaukee:

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 Milwaukee.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Milwaukee - 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 we use 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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