Introduction to Muskego, Wisconsin

Muskego, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 8 miles SE of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 14 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city’s population of 21,397.

Muskego History

The city of Muskego was officially incorporated in the year 1964. The community began as a large farming town, but it gradually become became a bedroom community for Milwaukee as many housing developments were constructed here. The earliest inhabitants of Muskego were the Potawatomi Native Americans. The city derived its name from an Indian term meaning sunfish.

Muskego and nearby Attractions

  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Racine Heritage Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design
  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Charles Allis Art Museum

Things To Do In Muskego

Local museums include the Clark House Museum, the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design and the Discovery World Museum of Science. The Parkland Mall Shopping Center and the Lincoln Point Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations, while the Praise Fellowship Church, the Calvary Evangelical Free Church and the Atonement Lutheran Church are some of the local houses of worship. The Muskego County Park, Kurth Park and the Idle Isle Park are some of the local parks, while the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Bear Den Petting Zoo & Farm are popular local destinations as well.

Muskego Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.

Muskego Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued from Carroll College, Cardinal Stritch University and the Waukesha County Technical College.


Total Population 24,529
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 13,773
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 63.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $46,057
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,174
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,226


Median Family Income $98,597
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $961
Median House Value $270,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.1%
Irish 13%

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

Muskego Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53150
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.905
Longitude -88.138

Muskego Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9 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 10.4 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 21.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Big Bend 1,285 $85,417
Franklin 36,103 $92,467
Greendale 14,294 $81,143
Greenfield 37,113 $67,997
Hales Corners 7,756 $89,033
New Berlin 39,774 $96,953

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

Muskego Public Libraries

Muskego Public Library
Muskego, Wisconsin
(262) 971-2100

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Muskego High Schools

Serves 1,597 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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