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Overview

Introduction to Glendale, Wisconsin

Glendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is located 6 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Glendale History

Glendale developed rapidly in the 1950s. The area was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi and Winnebago Indians and was a part of the Michigan territory. The white settlers of the area first arrived in the 1830s. It became a part of the Milwaukee County in 1836. The City of Glendale was incorporated on December 28, 1950. It is located in Milwaukee County, which was founded in 1834.

Glendale and nearby Attractions

  • Bay Shore Shopping Center
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art

Things To Do In Glendale

Glendale offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can visit the local parks like Kletzsch Park and Lincoln Park. The Bay Shore Shopping Center and Glen - Bay Shopping Center are the popular shopping destinations. History buffs should visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and Milwaukee Public Museum. In addition, the city hosts the Oktoberfest every year.

Glendale Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.

Glendale Higher Education

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Marquette University are in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 12,914
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 21.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,356
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,916
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,007
Median House Value $203,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.3%
US/American 0.5%
English 6.7%
Irish 14.2%

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

Glendale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53209, 53211, 53212, 53217
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.135
Longitude -87.935

Glendale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MILWAUKEE MT MARY COL
Distance 6.8 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
Station WEST ALLIS
Distance 8.8 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 GERMANTOWN
Distance 10.7 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
Bayside 4,490 $119,667
Brown Deer 12,101 $70,012
Fox Point 6,709 $139,932
River Hills 1,472 $176,250
Shorewood 13,284 $92,938

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

Glendale Public Libraries

Library
North Shore Library
6800 N. PORT WASHINGTON RD.
Glendale, Wisconsin
(414) 351-3461

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Glendale Hospitals

ORTHOPAEDIC HSPTL OF WI
(Proprietary)
575 W RIVER WOODS PKWY
(414) 961-6800
Emergency Service: No

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Serves 1,438 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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