Introduction to Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Elm Grove, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 3 miles W of West Allis, Wisconsin and 8 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of the year 2000 census, 6,249 people lived in Elm Grove.

Elm Grove History

The part of Wisconsin now occupied by Waukesha County was a part of Michigan until 1834, when Milwaukee County was organized. In 1846, Waukesha County was formed, and Curtis Reed became the first chairman.

Elm Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design

Things To Do In Elm Grove

Local golf courses include the Greenfield Park Golf Course, the New Berlin Hills Golf Course and the Brookfield Hills Golf Course. The Clark House Museum, the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum and the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum are all accessible from Elm Grove as well. The Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Richard Bong State Recreation Area, the Harrington Beach State Park and the Aztalan State Park offer recreational opportunities to the visitors and residents of Elm Grove.

Elm Grove Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.

Elm Grove Higher Education

Higher education in the area can be pursued at Carroll College, Waukesha County Technical College and Marquette University.


Total Population 5,985
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 21.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,812
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 64%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 75.9%
Median Earnings25+ $65,179
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,833


Median Family Income $157,567
% Above Poverty Level 98.1%
% Below Poverty Level 1.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 22.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,167
Median House Value $362,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 1%
English 10.4%
Irish 16.4%

Elm Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53122
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.043
Longitude -88.078

Elm Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.8 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 4.4 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 12.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookfield 37,971 $108,831
Butler 1,746 $66,875
New Berlin 39,712 $97,062

Elm Grove Public Libraries

Elm Grove Public Library
Elm Grove, Wisconsin
(262) 782-6717

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