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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,082
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens20.7%
Employed Population 16+18,467
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30%
Median Earnings25+$41,296
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,728
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,288

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,584
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone38.5%
Median Gross Rent$925
Median House Value$169,500

Ancestry

Polish21.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.9%
Irish9.8%
Italian4.9%
Norwegian3.7%
English3.6%
French Except Basque2.9%
Swedish2%
Czech1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Serbian1.1%
Arab1.1%
Croatian0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Russian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Iraqi0.6%
Slovene0.5%
Greek0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Welsh0.2%
African0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
German0.1%
Albanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Greenfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53220, 53221, 53228, 53219
Phone Area Codes414, 262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.97
Approximate Longitude-87.99

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)

StationWEST ALLIS
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
StationMILWAUKEE MT MARY COL
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
StationWAUKESHA
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
Greendale14,293$84,854
Hales Corners7,704$94,449
New Berlin39,779$97,693
Wauwatosa47,687$100,854
West Allis60,546$65,331
West Milwaukee4,200$50,272

Greenfield Public Libraries

Greenfield Public Library
5310 W. LAYTON AVE.
Greenfield, Wisconsin
(414) 321-9595

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Greenfield Hospitals

Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital Of Milwaukee
5017 S 110th St
(414) 427-8282

Greenfield Public Schools

Edgewood Elementary
4711 S 47th St
ZIP: 53220
(414) 281-5750
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Glenwood Elementary
3550 S 51st St
ZIP: 53220
(414) 545-2280
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Greenfield High
4800 S 60th St
ZIP: 53220
(414) 281-6200
High
Total Enrollment 1304
Maple Grove Elementary
6921 W Coldspring Rd
ZIP: 53220
(414) 541-0600
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Elm Dale Elementary
5300 S Honey Creek Dr
ZIP: 53221
(414) 281-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Greenfield Middle
3200 W Barnard Ave
ZIP: 53221
(414) 282-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 759
Core4
5000 S 116th St
ZIP: 53228
(414) 525-8414
Primary
Total Enrollment 112
Whitnall High
5000 S 116th St
ZIP: 53228
(414) 525-8500
High
Total Enrollment 801
Whitnall Middle
5025 S 116th St
ZIP: 53228
(414) 525-8650
Middle
Total Enrollment 533

Greenfield Private Schools

St Jacobi Evangelical Lutheran School
8605 W Forest Home Ave
ZIP: 53228
Elementary
Total Enrollment 191
St John The Evangelist School
8500 W Coldspring Rd
ZIP: 53228
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
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