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Overview

Introduction to Port Washington, Wisconsin

Port Washington, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee county, is 24 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Port Washington History

Port Washington was first explored by the French in the late 17th century. General Wooster Harrison became the first to permanently settle in the area, which he did in 1835. Port Washington was officially incorporated as a town in January of 1846. It was recognized as a city in 1882.

Port Washington and nearby Attractions

  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center
  • Pabst House
  • Kohler - Andrae State Park
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Harrington Beach State Park

Things To Do In Port Washington

The Milwaukee Art Museum, the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum, the Clark House Museum, Betty Brinn Children's Museum and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center are some of the nearby museums. The Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Kohler-Andrae State Park and Harrington Beach State Park are all accessible from Port Washington as well. Local festivals include Fish Day, the Pirate Fest, the Maritime Heritage Festival and the Summer Celebration.

Port Washington Transportation

General Mitchell International is nearby.

Port Washington Higher Education

Concordia University-Wisconsin, the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Cardinal Stritch University are all nearby.

People

Total Population 11,481
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,108
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.7%
Median Earnings25+ $40,964
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,648
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,663

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,613
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $812
Median House Value $183,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
US/American 0.4%
English 6.2%
Irish 13.6%

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

Port Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Ozaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53074
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.387
Longitude -87.875

Port Washington 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 PORT WASHINGTON
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 50 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 44 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Station GERMANTOWN
Distance 16.9 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
Station SHEBOYGAN
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 53 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belgium 2,067 $74,000
Cedarburg 11,508 $93,163
Fredonia 2,115 $80,333
Grafton 11,535 $86,282
Newburg 1,190 $72,917
Saukville 4,484 $75,833

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

Port Washington Public Libraries

Library
W.j. Niederkorn Library
316 W. GRAND AVE.
Port Washington, Wisconsin
(262) 284-5031

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Port Washington High Schools

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427 W JACKSON ST
262-268-5505
Serves 935 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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