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Overview

Introduction to Mukwonago, Wisconsin

Mukwonago, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 11 miles SW of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 24 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of the year 2000 census, 6,162 people lived in Mukwonago.

Mukwonago History

The area now known as Mukwonago was originally a Native American village and the tribal seat of the Potawatomi Indian’s Beer Clan. The name of the area was derived from the Native American term "mequanego," meaning "place of the bear." Sewall Andrews, Ira Blood, and Thomas Sugden were among the founders of the community. Many roads and streets in the area have been named in their honor.

Mukwonago and nearby Attractions

  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Clark House Museum
  • Old World Wisconsin
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Logic Puzzle Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Mukwonago

The Big Foot Beach State Park, the Richard Bong State Recreation Area and the Aztalan State Park are all accessible from Mukwonago. The Bear Den Petting Zoo and Farm, the Kettle Moraine Ranch and the Kettle Moraine State Forest are popular local spots as well. The Mukwonago Community Library is the local library. The Heritage Day and the Fall Festival are hosted by the village every September.

Mukwonago Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Mukwonago Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Carroll College, Marquette University and Waukesha County Technical College.

People

Total Population 7,485
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,845
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 58%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,681
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.3%
Median Gross Rent $812
Median House Value $219,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 16.6%

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

Mukwonago Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SW of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53149
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.866
Longitude -88.333

Mukwonago 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 WAUKESHA
Distance 11.5 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
Station OCONOMOWOC
Distance 18.2 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
Station WEST ALLIS
Distance 19.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Big Bend 1,285 $85,417
Eagle 1,777 $90,573
East Troy 4,304 $64,861
Muskego 24,529 $98,597
North Prairie 2,281 $90,714

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

Mukwonago Public Libraries

Library
Mukwonago Community Library
300 WASHINGTON AVE.
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
(262) 363-6411

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Mukwonago High Schools

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MUKWONAGO HI
605 W SCHOOL RD
262-363-6200
Serves 1,736 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

NORRIS HI
W247S10395 CENTER RD
262-662-5911
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.9

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