River Hills, Wisconsin

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River Hills, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy River Hills Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy River Hills College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy River Hills Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy River Hills Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy River Hills Racial Diversity
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy River Hills People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy River Hills Low Rate of Poverty
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy River Hills Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% River Hills Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of River Hills, Wisconsin

Comparing River Hills 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 5 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 6
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Housing Recently Built 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 9
Low Property Crime 9 10

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River Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53209, 53217
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.174
Longitude -87.924

River Hills Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Distance 10.1 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 14.8 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
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River Hills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,631 100%
Male 819 50.2%
Female 812 49.8%
Under 18 400 24.5%
18+ 1,231 75.5%
65+ 241 14.8%
Median Age 45.7
Average Family Size 3.02
White 1,398 85.7%
African-American 80 4.9%
Asian 123 7.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 27 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 34 2.1%

Estimated River Hills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,630
Growth -1
Growth % -0.1%

River Hills 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 24.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.7%
Irish 7.9%
US/American 7.2%
English 6.2%
Russian 5.5%
Polish 5%
Italian 4.4%
European 1.8%
Norwegian 1.6%
Swedish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Dutch 0.9%
Eastern European 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Croatian 0.5%
Iranian 0.5%
Turkish 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
British 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Senegalese 0.2%
African 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
River Hills 1,631 $181,443
Bayside 4,518 $104,771
Brown Deer 12,170 $60,335
Fox Point 7,012 $94,348
Glendale 13,367 $68,429
Thiensville 3,254 $69,286
Whitefish Bay 14,163 $95,744
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