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Overview

Introduction to Hales Corners, Wisconsin

Hales Corners, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 6 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin and 10 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Hales Corners History

Hales Corners was first settled in the late 1830s. Prior to that, the Potawotomi and Menominee Native Americans occupied the area. It was named Hales Corners for William Hale, who was an early settler and the first postmaster of the village. It was incorporated on January 30, 1952.

Hales Corners and nearby Attractions

  • Country Fair Shopping Center
  • Boernre Botanical Gardens
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Hales Corners

The Boernre Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners Park and Whitnall Park offer opportunities for recreation. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, the Racine Heritage Museum, the Logic Puzzle Museum and the Charles Allis Art Museum are all accessible from Hales Corners as well. In addition, the village hosts the Scandinavian Festival every May.

Hales Corners Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is a short distance away.

Hales Corners Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University are all nearby.

People

Total Population 7,756
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,485
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $89,033
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,015
Median House Value $223,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.6%
Irish 17.4%

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

Hales Corners Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53130, 53132
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.937
Longitude -88.048

Hales Corners 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 6 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 9 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 10.8 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
Franklin 36,103 $92,467
Greendale 14,294 $81,143
Greenfield 37,113 $67,997
Muskego 24,529 $98,597
New Berlin 39,774 $96,953

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

Hales Corners Public Libraries

Library
Hales Corners Public Library
5885 S. 116TH ST.
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
(414) 529-6150

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