Overview

Introduction to Brown Deer, Wisconsin

Brown Deer, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is located 9 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Brown Deer History

The Village of Brown Deer is located in Milwaukee County, which was founded in 1834. It was originally a part of the Town of Granville. On January 20, 1955 it was separated from the town and was incorporated as a village. According to a tradition, the village was formerly named White Deer. It was so named for albinos spotted here. However, it was renamed Brown Deer as they were more common.

Brown Deer and nearby Attractions

  • Algonquin Park
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art

Things To Do In Brown Deer

Brown Deer offers easy access to Milwaukee Public Museum, Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum, Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology, Charles Allis Art Museum, and Milwaukee Art Museum. The Tripoli Golf Club provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. Book lovers enjoy the Brown Deer Public Library. The Pike Lake State Park is also popular.

Brown Deer Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is less than half an hour drive away.

Brown Deer Higher Education

Concordia University - Wisconsin, Marquette University, and Cardinal Stritch University are in the neighborhood.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,039
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+5,484
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married51%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.8%
Median Earnings25+$41,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,286
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,109

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,354
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone37.2%
Median Gross Rent$952
Median House Value$156,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.7%
German28.9%
Irish10.2%
Polish6.5%
Italian2.4%
Arab2.3%
English2.1%
Russian1.9%
Czech1.8%
French Except Basque1.8%
African1.7%
Norwegian1.5%
Dutch1.5%
Ghanaian0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Brown Deer Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMilwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53223, 53209
Phone Area Codes414, 2, 62
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.16
Approximate Longitude-87.99

Brown Deer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMILWAUKEE MT MARY COL
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip32 inches
StationGERMANTOWN
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationPORT WASHINGTON
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 50 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 58 F
Annual Precip32 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bayside4,529$133,207
Fox Point6,688$148,846
Glendale13,015$104,529
River Hills1,479$210,385
Thiensville3,182$84,176
Whitefish Bay14,039$139,350

Brown Deer Public Libraries

Brown Deer Public Library
5600 W. BRADLEY RD.
Brown Deer, Wisconsin
(414) 357-0106

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Brown Deer Public Schools

Brown Deer Elementary
5757 W Dean Rd
ZIP: 53223
(414) 371-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Brown Deer Middle/high
8060 N 60th St
ZIP: 53223
(414) 371-7000
High
Total Enrollment 812
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