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Welcome to Whitefish Bay ...

The village of Whitefish Bay is located in Milwaukee County<1>.

The location of Whitefish Bay has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Whitefish Bay has a population of 13,802 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Whitefish Bay.

Whitefish Bay is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Whitefish Bay ...

Official Website: www.village.whitefish-bay.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Whitefish Bay had an population of 13,802 people. This is a decrease of 2.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whitefish Bay had a population of 14,110 people. This makes Whitefish Bay the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Whitefish Bay represents 0.25% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,110 people, the population of Whitefish Bay has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,163 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Whitefish Bay.

Communities Also Named Whitefish Bay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Wisconsin communities named Whitefish Bay: This one is located in Milwaukee County and the other is located in Door County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Whitefish Bay.

Communities near Whitefish Bay ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Whitefish Bay.

  • Waukesha [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukesha
    • Waukesha [Waukesha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitefish Bay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukesha
  • West Allis [Milwaukee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Allis
    • West Allis [Milwaukee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitefish Bay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,748 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Allis
  • Wauwatosa [Milwaukee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauwatosa
    • Wauwatosa [Milwaukee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitefish Bay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wauwatosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauwatosa
  • New Berlin [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Berlin
    • New Berlin [Waukesha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitefish Bay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,812 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Berlin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookfield [Waukesha County]
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      • Brookfield [Waukesha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Whitefish Bay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
    • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menomonee Falls
      • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Whitefish Bay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menomonee Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menomonee Falls
    • Greenfield [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Milwaukee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitefish Bay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Creek
      • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Whitefish Bay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,469 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
    • Franklin [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Milwaukee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Whitefish Bay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Muskego [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muskego
      • Muskego [Waukesha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitefish Bay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muskego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muskego

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Whitefish Bay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Whitefish Bay.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Whitefish Bay. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Whitefish Bay.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitefish Bay. See our Newspapers Page for Whitefish Bay.

Adding Whitefish Bay to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Whitefish Bay in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Whitefish Bay was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Whitefish Bay on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Whitefish Bay on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Milwaukee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Whitefish Bay: www.village.whitefish-bay.wi.us/

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

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Milwaukee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Whitefish Bay.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitefish Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Whitefish Bay) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Whitefish Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitefish BayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitefish Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1125, Longitude: -87.9009       In this case, the coordinates for Whitefish Bay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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