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Overview

Introduction to New Berlin, Wisconsin

New Berlin, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 6 miles SW of West Allis, Wisconsin and 11 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

New Berlin History

The city was named after New Berlin, New York. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1959. New Berlin is one of Waukesha County’s larger communities. Many residents from neighboring Milwaukee settled in the city of New Berlin.

New Berlin and nearby Attractions

  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum

Things To Do In New Berlin

Local museums include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Racine Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum and the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum. Pine Lake State Park, Big Foot Beach State Park and the Richard Bong State Recreation Area offer multiple recreational opportunities. Nearby golf clubs include the Deer Haven Golf Course, the Brookfield Hills Golf Course, the New Berlin Hills Golf Course and the 19th Hole Country Club.

New Berlin Transportation

General Mitchell International is the closest major airport.

New Berlin Higher Education

Carroll College, Marquette University and Waukesha County Technical College are located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,807
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+21,339
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married60.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.8%
Median Earnings25+$50,177
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,028
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,239

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,644
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,111
Median House Value$235,300

Ancestry

German46.2%
Polish15.6%
Irish11.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.9%
Italian6.6%
English5.9%
Norwegian5.5%
French Except Basque3.5%
Swedish3.2%
Dutch1.9%
Czech1.6%
Croatian1.1%
Canadian1%
Austrian0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Russian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Greek0.6%
Slovene0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Slovak0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Icelander0.1%
African0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
South African0.1%
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New Berlin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Waukesha County, Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53146, 53151, 53228, 53227
Phone Area Codes262,414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.97
Approximate Longitude-88.16

New Berlin 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
Distance6.1 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
Distance16.6 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
StationRACINE
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 51 F
Jul Temp64 to 79 F
Oct Temp44 to 59 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookfield37,991$111,641
Elm Grove6,085$157,939
Greenfield37,070$71,128
Hales Corners7,720$90,348
Muskego24,650$98,043

New Berlin Public Libraries

New Berlin Public Library
15105 LIBRARY LN.
New Berlin, Wisconsin
(262) 785-4980

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New Berlin Public Schools

New Berlin Middle/high
18695 W Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 53146
(262) 789-6400
High
Total Enrollment 1147
Poplar Creek Elementary
17401 W Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 53146
(262) 789-6520
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Eisenhower Middle/high
4333 S Sunnyslope Rd
ZIP: 53151
(262) 789-6300
High
Total Enrollment 1235
Ronald Reagan Elementary
4225 S Calhoun Rd
ZIP: 53151
(262) 789-6550
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Elmwood Elementary
5900 S Sunnyslope Rd
ZIP: 53151
(262) 789-6581
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Hoover Elementary
12705 W Euclid Ave
ZIP: 53151
(414) 604-3810
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Orchard Lane Elementary
2015 S Sunnyslope Rd
ZIP: 53151
(262) 789-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 441

New Berlin Private Schools

Star Of Bethlehem Lutheran School
3700 S Casper Dr
ZIP: 53151
Elementary
Total Enrollment 146
Holy Apostles School
3875 S 159th St
ZIP: 53151
Elementary
Total Enrollment 396
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