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Overview

Introduction to Mukwonago, Wisconsin

Mukwonago, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 11 miles SW of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 24 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mukwonago History

The area now known as Mukwonago was originally a Native American village and the tribal seat of the Potawatomi Indian’s Beer Clan. The name of the area was derived from the Native American term "mequanego," meaning "place of the bear." Sewall Andrews, Ira Blood, and Thomas Sugden were among the founders of the community. Many roads and streets in the area have been named in their honor.

Mukwonago and nearby Attractions

  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Clark House Museum
  • Old World Wisconsin
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Logic Puzzle Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Mukwonago

The Big Foot Beach State Park, the Richard Bong State Recreation Area and the Aztalan State Park are all accessible from Mukwonago. The Bear Den Petting Zoo and Farm, the Kettle Moraine Ranch and the Kettle Moraine State Forest are popular local spots as well. The Mukwonago Community Library is the local library. The Heritage Day and the Fall Festival are hosted by the village every September.

Mukwonago Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Mukwonago Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Carroll College, Marquette University and Waukesha County Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,549
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+4,008
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married55.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.6%
Median Earnings25+$45,118
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$43,393
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,503

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,792
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$817
Median House Value$219,200

Ancestry

German51.4%
Polish15.3%
Irish12.8%
English8.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.1%
Norwegian6.4%
French Except Basque4.6%
Dutch2.9%
Russian2.5%
Scottish2.1%
Italian1.6%
Swedish1.3%
Austrian1.3%
Canadian1.2%
Hungarian1.2%
Czech1%
Danishn1%
Welsh0.9%
Croatian0.9%
Serbian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
West Indian0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Latvian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Mukwonago Almanac

CategoryValue
County Waukesha County
Standard Zip Codes53149
Phone Area Codes262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.86
Approximate Longitude-88.33

Mukwonago Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWAUKESHA
Distance11.5 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
StationOCONOMOWOC
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp8 to 26 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance19.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Big Bend1,212$87,750
Eagle1,760$82,292
East Troy4,293$67,386
Muskego24,650$98,043
North Prairie2,391$94,000
Wales2,562$100,104

Mukwonago Public Libraries

Mukwonago Community Library
511 DIVISION ST.
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
(262) 363-6411

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Mukwonago Public Schools

Clarendon Avenue Elementary
915 Clarendon Ave
ZIP: 53149
(262) 363-6286
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Mukwonago High
605 W School Rd
ZIP: 53149
(262) 363-6200
High
Total Enrollment 1595
Norris High
W247s10395 Center Dr
ZIP: 53149
(262) 662-5911
Other
Total Enrollment 52
Park View Middle
930 N Rochester St
ZIP: 53149
(262) 363-6292
Middle
Total Enrollment 764
Rolling Hills Elementary
W322s9230 Beulah Rd
ZIP: 53149
(262) 363-6318
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Section Elementary
W318s8430 County Road Ee
ZIP: 53149
(262) 363-6260
Primary
Total Enrollment 466

Mukwonago Private Schools

Mukwonago Baptist Academy
1610 Honeywell Rd
ZIP: 53149
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
Natures Classroom Montessori School
W 1802 County Rd J
ZIP: 53149
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
St Johns Evangelical Lutheran School
410 County Road Nn
ZIP: 53149
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
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