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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,720
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+4,440
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.1%
Median Earnings25+$44,688
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,465

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,348
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,026
Median House Value$218,700

Ancestry

German46.1%
Polish22.9%
Irish14.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.6%
Italian6.3%
English4.3%
French Except Basque3.4%
Norwegian3%
Dutch1.7%
Czech1.5%
Greek1.1%
Swedish1%
Croatian1%
Canadian1%
Serbian0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Slovene0.9%
Finnish0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Slovak0.7%
Swiss0.6%
US/American0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Hales Corners Almanac

CategoryValue
County Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53130
Phone Area Codes414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.94
Approximate Longitude-88.04

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)

StationWEST ALLIS
Distance6 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
Distance9 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
Distance10.8 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
Franklin36,155$95,302
Greendale14,303$85,158
Greenfield37,070$71,128
Muskego24,650$98,043
New Berlin39,807$97,644
West Milwaukee4,214$50,536

Hales Corners Public Libraries

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

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Hales Corners Public Schools

Edgerton Elementary
5145 S 116th St
ZIP: 53130
(414) 525-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Hales Corners Elementary
11319 W Godsell Ave
ZIP: 53130
(414) 525-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 566

Hales Corners Private Schools

Hales Corners Lutheran School
12300 W Janesville Rd
ZIP: 53130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 459
Messiah Lutheran School
12145 W Edgerton Ave
ZIP: 53130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
St Mary Parish School
9553 W Edgerton Ave
ZIP: 53130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 435
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