Introduction to Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 5 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village’s population is approximately 14,163.

Whitefish Bay History

Native Americans were the original inhabitants of Whitefish Bay. In 1889, Captain Frederick Pabst, a beer baron of Milwaukee County, established a lakeshore resort in the area. The Pabst Whitefish Bay Resort made Whitefish Bay a popular summer getaway and was incorporated as the Village of Whitefish Bay in 1982.

Whitefish Bay and nearby Attractions

  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Whitefish Bay Golf Club

Things To Do In Whitefish Bay

The Betty Brinn Children's Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum are accessible from Whitefish Bay. The 272-acre Big Foot Beach State Park, situated along Lake Geneva, is a popular local spot as well. The Whitefish Bay Golf Club is the local golf course.

Whitefish Bay Transportation

General Mitchell International is nearby.

Whitefish Bay Higher Education

Cardinal Stritch University, Marquette University and the Milwaukee Area Technical College are some of the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 14,132
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,184
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 61.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 75.8%
Median Earnings25+ $59,645
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $39,453
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,139


Median Family Income $126,205
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%


People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,111
Median House Value $322,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.9%
Irish 19.8%

Whitefish Bay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53211, 53217
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.113
Longitude -87.9

Whitefish Bay 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 8.4 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 13.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bayside 4,479 $121,212
Brown Deer 12,067 $70,556
Fox Point 6,695 $139,450
Glendale 12,893 $83,659
River Hills 1,501 $196,250
Shorewood 13,245 $103,628

Whitefish Bay Public Libraries

Whitefish Bay Public Library
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
(414) 964-4380

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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Historic Whitefish Bay


White Fish Bay from terrace. between 1880 and 1899

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White Fish Bay from terrace. between 1880 and 1899

White Fish Bay from pier between 1880 and 1899

Whitefish Bay c1898, c1899.

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