Introduction to Shorewood, Wisconsin

Shorewood, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 3 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village has a population of 13,763.

Shorewood History

The area now known as Shorewood was originally hunting ground for the Algonquin and Sioux Native Americans. It remained their property until 1832. In the same year, the United States government purchased the land located to the east of the Milwaukee River from the Menominees. In 1917, the village received its present name.

Shorewood and nearby Attractions

  • Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest
  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Shorewood

Lincoln Park Golf Course is located nearby. Bradford Beach, Cathedral Square Park, the Old North Point Water Tower and Hotcakes Gallery are popular nearby attractions as well. Nearby museums include the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Discovery World Museum of Science and the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art. Local churches include the Saint Roberts Roman Catholic Church, the North Shore Presbyterian Church and the Luther Memorial Chapel. The Shorewood Public Library offers a wide selection of reading materials.

Shorewood Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Shorewood Higher Education

The Milwaukee School of Engineering, Marquette University and Carroll College are the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 13,245
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 7,771
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 47.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 67.6%
Median Earnings25+ $43,697
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,198
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,750


Median Family Income $103,628
% Above Poverty Level 88.6%
% Below Poverty Level 11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.6%
% Using Public Transportation 7.1%


People Living Alone 36.6%
Median Gross Rent $888
Median House Value $295,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 9.9%
Irish 16.7%

Shorewood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 3 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53211
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.089
Longitude -87.887

Shorewood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.5 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 7.6 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 14.5 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
Brown Deer 12,067 $70,556
Fox Point 6,695 $139,450
Glendale 12,893 $83,659
Milwaukee 598,078 $40,967
River Hills 1,501 $196,250

Shorewood Public Libraries

Shorewood Library
Shorewood, Wisconsin
(414) 847-2670

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Shorewood High Schools

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Serves 730 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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