Mukwonago, Wisconsin

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 10% Mukwonago Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Mukwonago Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 11% Mukwonago People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Mukwonago Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 15% Mukwonago Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 19% Mukwonago College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Mukwonago, Wisconsin

Comparing Mukwonago 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 Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 10
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 6 5
Short Commute Times 4 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
People Living Alone 4 2
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Mukwonago Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,162 100%
Male 3,006 48.8%
Female 3,156 51.2%
Under 18 1,573 25.5%
18+ 4,589 74.5%
65+ 674 10.9%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3
White 6,052 98.2%
African-American 12 0.2%
Asian 22 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 0.2%
Other 18 0.3%
Mixed Race 43 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 117 1.9%

Estimated Mukwonago Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,857
Growth 695
Growth % 11.3%

Mukwonago 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 41.2%
Polish 10.9%
Irish 7.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
Norwegian 5.9%
English 3.9%
US/American 3.9%
Italian 3.7%
Swedish 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Portuguese 1.4%
Croatian 1.1%
Czech 1%
Welsh 1%
Greek 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Austrian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Serbian 0.4%
European 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mukwonago 6,162 $64,354
Big Bend 1,278 $61,771
Eagle 1,707 $62,500
East Troy 3,564 $54,422
Muskego 21,397 $69,722
North Prairie 1,571 $70,781
Wales 2,523 $77,468

Mukwonago Public Libraries

Mukwonago Community Library
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
(262) 363-6411

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Wal-mart in Mukwonago

(As of 2006)
857 S Rochester St.
(262) 363-7500
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Mukwonago High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.9

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