Introduction to Hales Corners, Wisconsin

Hales Corners, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 6 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin and 10 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village has a population of 7,765.

Hales Corners History

Hales Corners was first settled in the late 1830s. Prior to that, the Potawotomi and Menominee Native Ameicans occupied the area. It was named Hales Corners for William Hale, who was an early settler and the first postmaster of the village. It was incorporated on January 30, 1952.

Hales Corners and nearby Attractions

  • Country Fair Shopping Center
  • Boernre Botanical Gardens
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Hales Corners

The Boernre Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners Park and Whitnall Park offer opportunities for recreation. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, the Racine Heritage Museum, the Logic Puzzle Museum and the Charles Allis Art Museum are all accessible from Hales Corners as well. In addition, the village hosts the Scandinavian Festival every May.

Hales Corners Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is a short distance away.

Hales Corners Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University are all nearby.


Total Population 7,749
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,297
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.6%
Median Earnings25+ $41,264
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,006


Median Family Income $83,490
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 33.3%
Median Gross Rent $955
Median House Value $223,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.3%
Irish 16.6%

Hales Corners Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53130, 53132
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.937
Longitude -88.048

Hales Corners Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6 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 9 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 10.8 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
Greendale 14,208 $80,600
Greenfield 36,990 $69,612
Muskego 24,387 $99,007
New Berlin 39,712 $97,062

Hales Corners Public Libraries

Hales Corners Public Library
5885 S. 116TH ST.
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
(414) 529-6150

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