Introduction to New Berlin, Wisconsin

New Berlin, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 6 miles SW of West Allis, Wisconsin and 11 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is home to some 38,220 residents.

New Berlin History

The city was named after New Berlin, New York. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1959. New Berlin is Waukesha County’s third largest community. Many residents from neighboring Milwaukee settled in the city of New Berlin.

New Berlin and nearby Attractions

  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum

Things To Do In New Berlin

Local museums include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Racine Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum and the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum. Pine Lake State Park, Big Foot Beach State Park and the Richard Bong State Recreation Area offer multiple recreational opportunities. Nearby golf clubs include the Deer Haven Golf Course, the Brookfield Hills Golf Course, the New Berlin Hills Golf Course and the 19th Hole Country Club.

New Berlin Transportation

General Mitchell International is the closest major airport.

New Berlin Higher Education

Carroll College, Marquette University and Waukesha County Technical College are located nearby.


Total Population 39,712
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 21,054
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 60.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.6%
Median Earnings25+ $50,021
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,477
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,437


Median Family Income $97,062
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,053
Median House Value $236,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 5.5%
Irish 12.2%

New Berlin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53146, 53151
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.976
Longitude -88.108

New Berlin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.1 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 16.6 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
Station RACINE
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 51 F
Jul Temp 64 to 79 F
Oct Temp 44 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookfield 37,971 $108,831
Elm Grove 5,985 $157,567
Greenfield 36,990 $69,612
Hales Corners 7,749 $83,490
Muskego 24,387 $99,007

New Berlin Public Libraries

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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