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Welcome to West Milwaukee ...

The village of West Milwaukee is located in Milwaukee County.

A typical abbreviation for West Milwaukee: W. Milwaukee

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, West Milwaukee has a population of 4,174 people<1> (see below for details).

West Milwaukee is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<2>.

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 (that had a count of 4,201 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, West Milwaukee had an population of 4,174 people. This is a decrease of 0.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.64% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near West Milwaukee ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from West Milwaukee and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2016
Brookfield   [Map]   38,016   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Caledonia   [Map]   24,910   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,131   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   36,769   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mequon   [Map]   24,086   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Muskego   [Map]   24,882   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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Milwaukee. We make it easy 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.
  • 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 ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 Tourism Map for West Milwaukee.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) West Milwaukee. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in West Milwaukee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we've provided the following link: 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Milwaukee.