Introduction to Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 11 miles NW of West Allis, Wisconsin and 14 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. About 32,647 people live in Menomonee Falls.

Menomonee Falls History

Menomonee Falls derived its name from an Indian term meaning "wild rice." The village is located in Waukesha County, which was originally a part of Michigan. Waukesha County was established in early 1846. The first county chairman was Curtis Reed. Menomonee Falls was incorporated as a village in 1892.

Menomonee Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Lannon County Park
  • Germantown Historical Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art

Things To Do In Menomonee Falls

The Lannon County Park and the Pike Lake State Park are nearby. The Milwaukee Art Museum, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Clark House Museum, the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum are all accessible from Menomonee Falls as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at the North Hills Country Club.

Menomonee Falls Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Menomonee Falls Higher Education

Concordia University-Wisconsin, Carroll College and the Waukesha County Technical College are all nearby.


Total Population 35,828
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 18,502
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 59.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.8%
Median Earnings25+ $46,494
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,429


Median Family Income $92,235
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 28%
Median Gross Rent $914
Median House Value $227,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.4%
Irish 11.1%

Menomonee Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53051
P.O. Box Zip Codes 53052
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.178
Longitude -88.117

Menomonee Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.6 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
Distance 12.7 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 12.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brown Deer 12,067 $70,556
Butler 1,746 $66,875
Germantown 19,791 $92,822
Lannon 1,139 $60,833
Mequon 23,300 $126,424
Sussex 10,632 $89,583

Menomonee Falls Public Libraries

Menomonee Falls Public Library
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
(262) 532-8930

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Menomonee Falls Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(262) 251-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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