Introduction to Cudahy, Wisconsin

Cudahy, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 5 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city has a population of 18,429.

Cudahy History

The community was originally known as Buckhorn Settlement. In the late 1800s, Patrick Cudahy purchased a plot of land to build his meatpacking plant in the Town of Lake, which was about two miles from the Milwaukee City limits. In 1895, the first president of the village was elected. The area was named after him. The community of Cudahy was officially incorporated as a city in 1906.

Cudahy and nearby Attractions

  • Charles Allis Art Museum
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest
  • Racine Heritage Museum
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Cudahy

Packard Plaza is a popular shopping destination in the area. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Grant Park Golf Course, the Dretzka Park Golf Course or the Woodland Golf Course. The Discovery World Museum of Science, the Mitchell Gallery of Flight and the Milwaukee Art Museum are all accessible from Cudahy. Churches in the area include Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church, the Saint Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.

Cudahy Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Cudahy Higher Education

Higher education can pursued at Marquette University, Cardinal Stritch University or at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.


Total Population 18,347
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,885
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $36,121
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,993
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,500


Median Family Income $57,680
% Above Poverty Level 83.8%
% Below Poverty Level 16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%


People Living Alone 34.3%
Median Gross Rent $757
Median House Value $150,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.7%
Irish 10.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cudahy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53110
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.959
Longitude -87.861

Cudahy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.8 inches
Distance 8 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
Station RACINE
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 51 F
Jul Temp 64 to 79 F
Oct Temp 44 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Greendale 14,294 $81,143
Milwaukee 599,498 $41,534
Oak Creek 34,974 $83,229
South Milwaukee 21,229 $67,458
St. Francis 9,549 $62,802

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cudahy Public Libraries

Cudahy Family Library
3500 Library Drive
Cudahy, Wisconsin
(414) 769-2246

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Cudahy High Schools

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4950 S LAKE DR
Serves 881 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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