Introduction to Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Pewaukee, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 5 miles N of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center) and 18 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are an estimated 11,783 people in the city.

Pewaukee History

Pewaukee was organized as a separate town on 13th January, 1840. In 1999 the city of Pewaukee was incorporated from parts of the "Town of Pewaukee". The name of the city is derived from native Potawatomi for "dusty water" or "lake of shells". The first settler of Pewaukee was Asa Clark. The land is largely agricultural with diversified soil. The earliest records of road surveys at Pewaukee dates back to 1842.

Pewaukee and nearby Attractions

  • Charles Allis Art Museum
  • Clark House Museum
  • Miller Brewing Company
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Pabst House
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Pewaukee

The city of Pewaukee has a number of recreational areas, parks, museums, and places of interest that tourists could visit. The Richard Bong State Recreation Area has facilities for picnic, horse riding, swimming, fishing, and camping. Those interested in history can visit Pabst House and Clark House Museum. Pewaukee Area Historical Society is an ideal destination for information on local history, art, and culture.

Pewaukee Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is situated nearby to the city of Pewaukee.

Pewaukee Higher Education

Waukesha County Technical College, Carroll College, and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee offer higher education facilities.


Total Population 13,784
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,964
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 67.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $98,708
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,193
Median House Value $267,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 11.5%

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

Pewaukee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53072
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.08
Longitude -88.261

Pewaukee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.6 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 11.9 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 13.9 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
Chenequa 527 $176,750
Hartland 9,187 $92,330
Lannon 1,108 $63,214
Merton 3,492 $135,833
Sussex 10,680 $94,615

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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