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Overview

Introduction to Greendale, Wisconsin

Greendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 6 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin and 8 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Greendale History

Greendale was originally an Indian Village. In fact, a tribal burial ground was discovered in the area in the 1880s. The U.S. Department of Agriculture established the village in 1936. On May 1, 1938, Greendale was opened for occupancy. Greendale is the birthplace of Jeremiah Curtin, the famous folklorist and linguist, and Emmy-nominated actress Jane Kaczmarek.

Greendale and nearby Attractions

  • Southridge Mall Shopping Center
  • Boerner Botanical Gardens
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Greendale

The Greendale Community Church, the Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Saint Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church are some of the local churches. The Richard Bong State Recreation Area, the Big Foot Beach State Park and Pike Lake State Park are all nearby as well. Those interested in the area’s history can visit the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art and the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.

Greendale Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.

Greendale Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,303
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens23%
Employed Population 16+6,801
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married61.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.6%
Median Earnings25+$41,529
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,328
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,372

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,158
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$869
Median House Value$200,300

Ancestry

German41.5%
Polish21.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.8%
Irish10%
English5.8%
Norwegian5.7%
Italian5%
French Except Basque3.1%
Swedish1.6%
Danishn1.5%
Slovak1.4%
Croatian1.4%
Austrian1.1%
Czech1.1%
Slovene0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Greek0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Serbian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Belgian0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Maltese0.1%
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Greendale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53129
Phone Area Codes414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.93
Approximate Longitude-88

Greendale 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 MITCHELL AP
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip34.8 inches
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
StationWAUKESHA
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Franklin36,155$95,302
Greenfield37,070$71,128
Hales Corners7,720$90,348
New Berlin39,807$97,644
West Allis60,543$64,351
West Milwaukee4,214$50,536

Greendale Public Libraries

Greendale Public Library
5647 BROAD ST.
Greendale, Wisconsin
(414) 423-2136

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Greendale Public Schools

Canterbury Elementary
7000 Enfield Ave
ZIP: 53129
(414) 423-2770
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
College Park Elementary
5701 W College Ave
ZIP: 53129
(414) 423-2850
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Greendale High
6801 Southway
ZIP: 53129
(414) 423-0110
High
Total Enrollment 935
Greendale Middle
6800 Schoolway
ZIP: 53129
(414) 423-2800
Middle
Total Enrollment 604
Highland View Elementary
5900 S 51st St
ZIP: 53129
(414) 423-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Time 4 Learning Charter School
5900 S 51st St
ZIP: 53129
(414) 423-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 102

Greendale Private Schools

Greendale Baptist Academy
5651 S 51st St
ZIP: 53129
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Martin Luther High School
5201 S 76th St
ZIP: 53129
Secondary
Total Enrollment 311
St Alphonsus School
6000 W Loomis Rd
ZIP: 53129
Elementary
Total Enrollment 335
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