Big Bend, Wisconsin

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Big Bend, Wisconsin

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High Points

Big Bend strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

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People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Big Bend People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Big Bend Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Big Bend Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Big Bend Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Big Bend Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Big Bend, Wisconsin

Comparing Big Bend to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Racial Diversity 5 7
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 5
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Short Commute Times 5 3
Working at Home 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 5
People Living Alone 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Big Bend Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53103
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.881
Longitude -88.206

Big Bend Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
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Big Bend Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,278 100%
Male 659 51.6%
Female 619 48.4%
Under 18 369 28.9%
18+ 909 71.1%
65+ 115 9%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.21
White 1,243 97.3%
African-American 6 0.5%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.5%
Other 5 0.4%
Mixed Race 9 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1.8%

Estimated Big Bend Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,267
Growth -11
Growth % -0.9%

Big Bend Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 45.6%
Polish 19.1%
Irish 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
US/American 5%
Norwegian 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
English 2.1%
Czech 1.6%
Italian 1.6%
Croatian 1%
Finnish 0.9%
Slovak 0.8%
Swiss 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
European 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Big Bend 1,278 $61,771
Franklin 29,494 $75,532
Hales Corners 7,765 $66,136
Mukwonago 6,162 $64,354
Muskego 21,397 $69,722
New Berlin 38,220 $75,565
Waukesha 64,825 $60,841
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