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.


Total Population37,113
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+17,791
Age of the Population44


% of people married46.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.1%
Median Earnings25+$38,667
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,007


Median Family Income$67,997
% Above Poverty Level90.2%
% Below Poverty Level9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%


People Living Alone38.5%
Median Gross Rent$868
Median House Value$172,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.5%

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

Greenfield Almanac

Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City7 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Standard Zip Codes53219, 53220, 53221, 53227, 53228
Phone Area Codes414
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Greenfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance3.9 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
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip32 inches
Distance11.8 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
Hales Corners7,756$89,033
New Berlin39,774$96,953

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

Greenfield Public Libraries

Greenfield Public Library
Greenfield, Wisconsin
(414) 321-9595

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Greenfield High Schools

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4800 S 60TH ST
Serves 1,225 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

5000 S 116TH ST
Serves 952 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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