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Overview

Introduction to Mequon, Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee county, is 14 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mequon History

The Potawatomi and Menominee Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the present day City of Mequon. The city derived its name from the Native American word "Miguan," meaning ladle. However, some also believe that the city was named after the daughter of a local Indian chief. The first white settlers arrived in the area in the late 1830s. The City of Mequon was officially incorporated in 1957.

Mequon and nearby Attractions

  • Mequon Nature Preserve
  • Mee - Kwon Park Golf Course
  • Pabst House
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art

Things To Do In Mequon

Local parks include the Katherine Kearney Carpenter Park and Mequon Park. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the North Shore Country Club or the Ozaukee Country Club. The Mequon Nature Preserve, the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Harrington Beach State Park, the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art and the Betty Brinn Children's Museum are all accessible from Mequon as well. Every June, Mequon hosts the Pommerntag Outdoor German Festival.

Mequon Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Mequon Higher Education

Concordia University-Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and Cardinal Stritch University are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,663
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens22.8%
Employed Population 16+10,908
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married66.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63.3%
Median Earnings25+$61,805
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$41,458
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,015

Wealth

Median Family Income$126,342
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home7.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone21.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,320
Median House Value$354,300

Ancestry

German41.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.3%
Irish12.2%
Polish9.4%
English8.6%
Italian3.9%
Russian3.8%
Norwegian3.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Swedish2.7%
Scottish2%
Danishn1.7%
Dutch1.3%
Hungarian1.2%
Czech0.9%
Israeli0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Luxemburger0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Serbian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Greek0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Afghan)0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
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Mequon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ozaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53097, 53092
Phone Area Codes262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.24
Approximate Longitude-88.01

Mequon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGERMANTOWN
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationPORT WASHINGTON
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 50 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 58 F
Annual Precip32 inches
StationHARTFORD 2 W
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bayside4,428$121,146
Brown Deer12,075$74,187
Cedarburg11,516$104,158
Grafton11,563$86,126
River Hills1,548$160,714

Mequon Public Libraries

Frank L. Weyenberg Library
11345 N. CEDARBURG RD.
Mequon, Wisconsin
(262) 242-2593

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Mequon Hospitals

Columbia Center
(Non-profit)
13125 N Port Washington Rd
(262) 243-7408
Columbia St Marys Hospital Ozaukee
13111 N Port Washington Rd
(262) 243-7300

Mequon Public Schools

Range Line Early Childhood
11040 N Range Line Rd
ZIP: 53092
(262) 238-8501
Primary
Total Enrollment 36
Wilson Elementary
11001 N Buntrock Ave
ZIP: 53092
(262) 238-4601
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Donges Bay Elementary
2401 W Donges Bay Rd
ZIP: 53092
(262) 238-7925
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Lake Shore Middle
11036 N Range Line Rd
ZIP: 53092
(262) 238-7613
Middle
Total Enrollment 419
Steffen Middle
6633 W Steffen Dr
ZIP: 53092
(262) 238-4706
Middle
Total Enrollment 430
Homestead High
5000 W Mequon Rd
ZIP: 53092
(262) 238-5646
High
Total Enrollment 1279
Oriole Lane Elementary
12850 N Oriole Ln
ZIP: 53097
(262) 238-4220
Primary
Total Enrollment 404

Mequon Private Schools

Lumen Christi Catholic School
11300 N Saint James Ln
ZIP: 53092
Elementary
Total Enrollment 318
Mequon Montessori School
2505 W Mequon Rd
ZIP: 53092
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Trinity Lutheran School
10729 W Freistadt Rd
ZIP: 53097
Elementary
Total Enrollment 115
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