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Overview

Introduction to Muskego, Wisconsin

Muskego, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 8 miles SE of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 14 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Muskego History

The city of Muskego was officially incorporated in the year 1964. The community began as a large farming town, but it gradually become became a bedroom community for Milwaukee as many housing developments were constructed here. The earliest inhabitants of Muskego were the Potawatomi Native Americans. The city derived its name from an Indian term meaning sunfish.

Muskego and nearby Attractions

  • Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Racine Heritage Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design
  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Charles Allis Art Museum

Things To Do In Muskego

Local museums include the Clark House Museum, the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design and the Discovery World Museum of Science. The Parkland Mall Shopping Center and the Lincoln Point Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations, while the Praise Fellowship Church, the Calvary Evangelical Free Church and the Atonement Lutheran Church are some of the local houses of worship. The Muskego County Park, Kurth Park and the Idle Isle Park are some of the local parks, while the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Bear Den Petting Zoo & Farm are popular local destinations as well.

Muskego Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.

Muskego Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued from Carroll College, Cardinal Stritch University and the Waukesha County Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,650
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+13,472
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married63.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.5%
Median Earnings25+$48,370
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,607
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,751

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,043
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone17.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,046
Median House Value$271,400

Ancestry

German54.3%
Polish21.2%
Irish12.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.2%
Italian5.5%
Norwegian5%
English4.5%
French Except Basque3.9%
Czech2%
Swedish1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Danishn1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Austrian1%
Swiss1%
Hungarian1%
Welsh0.8%
Croatian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Finnish0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Slovene0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Serbian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Muskego Almanac

CategoryValue
County Waukesha County
Standard Zip Codes53150
Phone Area Codes262,414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.89
Approximate Longitude-88.12

Muskego 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
Distance9 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
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance10.4 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
StationGERMANTOWN
Distance21.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Big Bend1,212$87,750
Franklin36,155$95,302
Greendale14,303$85,158
Greenfield37,070$71,128
Hales Corners7,720$90,348
New Berlin39,807$97,644

Muskego Public Libraries

Muskego Public Library
S73 W16663 JANESVILLE RD.
Muskego, Wisconsin
(262) 971-2100

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Muskego Public Schools

Bay Lane Middle
S75w16399 Hilltop Dr
ZIP: 53150
(262) 971-1810
Middle
Total Enrollment 703
Country Meadows Elementary
S75w16399 Hilltop Dr
ZIP: 53150
(262) 971-1815
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Lake Denoon Middle
W216s10586 Crowbar Dr
ZIP: 53150
(262) 971-1820
Middle
Total Enrollment 736
Mill Valley Elementary
W191s6445 Hillendale Dr
ZIP: 53150
(262) 971-1830
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Muskego Elementary
S75w17476 Janesville Rd
ZIP: 53150
(262) 971-1840
Primary
Total Enrollment 251
Muskego High
W183s8750 Racine Ave
ZIP: 53150
(262) 971-1790
High
Total Enrollment 1622
Tess Corners Elementary
W147s6800 Durham Dr
ZIP: 53150
(262) 971-1860
Primary
Total Enrollment 520

Muskego Private Schools

St Leonard School
W173s7777 Westwood Dr
ZIP: 53150
Elementary
Total Enrollment 195
St Pauls Lutheran School
566w14325 Janesville Rd
ZIP: 53150
Elementary
Total Enrollment 181
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