Introduction to Greendale, Wisconsin

Greendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 6 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin and 8 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village has a population of 14,405.

Greendale History

Greendale was originally an Indian Village. In fact, a tribal burial ground was discovered in the area in the 1880s. The U.S. Department of Agriculture established the village in 1936. On May 1, 1938, Greendale was opened for occupancy. Greendale is the birthplace of Jeremiah Curtin, the famous folklorist and linguist, and Emmy-nominated actress Jane Kaczmarek.

Greendale and nearby Attractions

  • Southridge Mall Shopping Center
  • Boerner Botanical Gardens
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Greendale

The Greendale Community Church, the Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Saint Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church are some of the local churches. The Richard Bong State Recreation Area, the Big Foot Beach State Park and Pike Lake State Park are all nearby as well. Those interested in the area’s history can visit the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art and the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.

Greendale Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.

Greendale Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University are the local centers of higher education.


Total Population 14,208
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 22.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,662
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 58.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.9%
Median Earnings25+ $41,843
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,568
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,417


Median Family Income $80,600
% Above Poverty Level 92.6%
% Below Poverty Level 7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 29.2%
Median Gross Rent $864
Median House Value $202,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 11.1%

Greendale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53129
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.94
Longitude -87.995

Greendale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.9 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 5.3 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 13.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklin 35,920 $91,721
Greenfield 36,990 $69,612
Hales Corners 7,749 $83,490
New Berlin 39,712 $97,062

Greendale Public Libraries

Greendale Public Library
5647 BROAD ST.
Greendale, Wisconsin
(414) 423-2136

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