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Located in: Milwaukee County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: W. Milwaukee

Time Zone: West Milwaukee lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Elevation: 640 feet [195.07 m] above sea level<1>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for West Milwaukee)

Population

2016:<2>     4,174   (0.76% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     4,206   (0.12% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,201

Total Area:<3>   1.12 sq. miles [2.9 km²]

Housing Units:<4>   2,145

Official Website: www.westmilwaukee.org/

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<5>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   43° 0' 46"
Lon:   -87° 58' 12"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<6>   Milwaukee

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for West Milwaukee

GNIS ID:   1584410
FIPS State / Place Code:   55 / 85875

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Milwaukee)


About Milwaukee County

The village of Milwaukee is the County Seat for Milwaukee County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Milwaukee)

Population

2016:     951,448   (0.39% increase since 2010)  
2010:     947,735   (0.81% increase since 2000)
2000:     940,164

Total Area:   1,189 sq. miles [3,080.9 km²]   - of which 79.7% is water (948 sq. miles [2,455.7 km²])

Housing Units:   418,053

Official Website:   www.co.milwaukee.wi.us/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Milwaukee

GNIS ID:   1581100
FIPS State / County Code:   55 / 079

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Milwaukee)


About Wisconsin

From the US Census

Population

2016:     5,778,708   (1.61% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,686,986   (6.03% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,363,675

Websites for State of Wisconsin

Official Website:   www.wisconsin.gov/
Tourism:   www.travelwisconsin.com/
Parks:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/
Fishing:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/
Hunting:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wisconsin

GNIS ID:   1779806
FIPS State:   55

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Milwaukee)

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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>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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<2>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of West Milwaukee. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<4>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<5>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of West Milwaukee, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<6>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes West Milwaukee.

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