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Overview

Introduction to Greenfield, Wisconsin

Greenfield, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 4 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin and 7 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Greenfield History

Greenfield was the last municipality in Milwaukee County to be incorporated. It left the Township form of government in the year 1957. The Potawatomi Native Americans originally inhabited the area. On March 8, 1839, it became the Town of Kinnickinnic. On February 19, 1841, it was renamed Greenfield, and it became a city on February 14, 1957.

Greenfield and nearby Attractions

  • Spring Mall Shopping Center
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Greenfield

Greenfield is home to the Grobschmidt Park, Armour Park, Holt Park and Zablocki Park. The Spring Mall Shopping Center is the local shopping center. The Milwaukee Art Museum, the Charles Allis Art Museum, the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art and the Betty Brinn Children's Museum are all in the area. One can also visit the Richard Bong State Recreation Area, the Pike Lake State Park and the Big Foot Beach State Park.

Greenfield Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.

Greenfield Higher Education

The ITT Technical Institute is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University.

People

Total Population 37,113
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 17,791
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 46.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.1%
Median Earnings25+ $38,667
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,007

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,997
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.5%
Median Gross Rent $868
Median House Value $172,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.2%
Irish 10.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greenfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53219, 53220, 53221, 53227, 53228
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.961
Longitude -88.012

Greenfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station WEST ALLIS
Distance 3.9 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
Station MILWAUKEE MT MARY COL
Distance 7.4 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
Station WAUKESHA
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Greendale 14,294 $81,143
Hales Corners 7,756 $89,033
New Berlin 39,774 $96,953

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greenfield Public Libraries

Library
Greenfield Public Library
7215 W. COLDSPRING RD.
Greenfield, Wisconsin
(414) 321-9595

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Greenfield High Schools

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GREENFIELD HI
4800 S 60TH ST
414-281-6200
Serves 1,225 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

WHITNALL HI
5000 S 116TH ST
414-525-8502
Serves 952 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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