Hartland, Wisconsin

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Hartland, Wisconsin

Introduction to Hartland, Wisconsin

Hartland, Wisconsin is 8 miles NW of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 22 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in Waukesha County. The population of the village is 7,905.

Hartland History

Stephen Warren, a real estate broker and builder, was the first settler in the area now known as Hartland. He bought 165 acres of land between Cottonwood and Maple Avenues in 1839, on the land that later became Hartland. The village was named Warren in 1837. After the arrival of a railroad in 1854, the village received its present name. The community was incorporated as a village in 1892.

Hartland and nearby Attractions

  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design
  • Aztalan State Park
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Milton House Museum

Things To Do In Hartland

While in Hartland, one can visit parks like Pike Lake State Park, Harrington Beach State Park, Aztalan State Park and Kettle Moraine State Forest. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Bristlecone Pines Golf Club, the Olde Highlander Golf Club and the Wanaki Golf Course. The First Congregational Church, the Lake Country Congregational Church and the Zion Lutheran Church are the local houses of worship. The Milwaukee Art Museum, the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum, the Mitchell Gallery of Flight and the Betty Brinn Children's Museum are all accessible from Hartland as well.

Hartland Transportation

The nearest major airport is General Mitchell International.

Hartland Higher Education

Marquette University, Waukesha County Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University are the nearest colleges and universities.

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High Points

Hartland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hartland Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 8% Hartland Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 9% Hartland Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Hartland People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 10% Hartland College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 15% Hartland Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Hartland, Wisconsin

Comparing Hartland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 7
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 8 10
College Educated Adults 8 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 7 6
Public Transportation Use 2 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Hartland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53029
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.105
Longitude -88.341

Hartland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 8.2 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
Distance 13.7 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
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Hartland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,905 100%
Male 3,823 48.4%
Female 4,082 51.6%
Under 18 2,345 29.7%
18+ 5,560 70.3%
65+ 590 7.5%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 3.13
White 7,723 97.7%
African-American 22 0.3%
Asian 38 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 0.3%
Other 34 0.4%
Mixed Race 62 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 119 1.5%

Estimated Hartland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,672
Growth 767
Growth % 9.7%

Hartland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 40.4%
Irish 9.5%
US/American 6.7%
Polish 6.6%
Italian 5.4%
Norwegian 4.2%
English 4.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Swedish 3.2%
Dutch 2%
European 1.4%
French Canadian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Czech 1%
British 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Austrian 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Slovene 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Serbian 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hartland 7,905 $67,844
Chenequa 583 $166,623
Delafield 6,472 $71,955
Merton 1,926 $75,000
Nashotah 1,266 $82,949
Pewaukee 11,783 $80,163
Sussex 8,828 $65,702

Hartland Public Libraries

Hartland Public Library
110 E. PARK AVE.
Hartland, Wisconsin
(262) 367-3350

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Serves 2,281 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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