Introduction to Brown Deer, Wisconsin

Brown Deer, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is located 9 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are approximately 12,170 people in the village.

Brown Deer History

The Village of Brown Deer is located in Milwaukee County, which was founded in 1834. It was originally a part of the Town of Granville. On January 20, 1955 it was separated from the town and was incorporated as a village. According to a tradition, the village was formerly named White Deer. It was so named for albinos spotted here. However, it was renamed Brown Deer as they were more common.

Brown Deer and nearby Attractions

  • Algonquin Park
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art

Things To Do In Brown Deer

Brown Deer offers easy access to Milwaukee Public Museum, Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum, Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology, Charles Allis Art Museum, and Milwaukee Art Museum. The Tripoli Golf Club provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. Book lovers can enjoy their leisure hours at the Brown Deer Public Library. One can also pay a visit to the Pike Lake State Park.

Brown Deer Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

Brown Deer Higher Education

Concordia University - Wisconsin, Marquette University, and Cardinal Stritch University are in the neighborhood.


Total Population 12,067
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 6,258
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.6%
Median Earnings25+ $39,229
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,854
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,261


Median Family Income $70,556
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%


People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $905
Median House Value $151,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.8%
US/American 1.4%
English 4.3%
Irish 9.8%

Brown Deer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53209, 53223
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.163
Longitude -87.964

Brown Deer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 50 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 44 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bayside 4,479 $121,212
Fox Point 6,695 $139,450
Glendale 12,893 $83,659
River Hills 1,501 $196,250
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Brown Deer High Schools

8060 N 60TH ST
Serves 667 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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