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Overview

Introduction to Port Washington, Wisconsin

Port Washington, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee county, is 24 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Port Washington History

Port Washington was first explored by the French in the late 17th century. General Wooster Harrison became the first to permanently settle in the area, which he did in 1835. Port Washington was officially incorporated as a town in January of 1846. It was recognized as a city in 1882.

Port Washington and nearby Attractions

  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center
  • Pabst House
  • Kohler - Andrae State Park
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Harrington Beach State Park

Things To Do In Port Washington

The Milwaukee Art Museum, the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum, the Clark House Museum, Betty Brinn Children's Museum and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center are some of the nearby museums. The Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Kohler-Andrae State Park and Harrington Beach State Park are all accessible from Port Washington as well. Local festivals include Fish Day, the Pirate Fest, the Maritime Heritage Festival and the Summer Celebration.

Port Washington Transportation

General Mitchell International is nearby.

Port Washington Higher Education

Concordia University-Wisconsin, the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Cardinal Stritch University are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,531
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+6,249
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.3%
Median Earnings25+$41,984
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,544
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,867

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,437
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$839
Median House Value$182,800

Ancestry

German50%
Polish12.6%
Irish11.9%
Norwegian7.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.5%
English6%
Italian4%
Swedish3.2%
French Except Basque2.7%
Luxemburger2.6%
Scottish2.3%
Dutch2.2%
Hungarian1.6%
Russian1.3%
Czech1.1%
Austrian1%
Canadian0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Croatian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Romanian0.1%
African0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Port Washington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ozaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53074
Phone Area Codes262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.39
Approximate Longitude-87.87

Port Washington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPORT WASHINGTON
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 50 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 58 F
Annual Precip32 inches
StationGERMANTOWN
Distance16.9 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
StationSHEBOYGAN
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 53 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 59 F
Annual Precip31.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belgium2,245$75,688
Cedarburg11,516$104,158
Fredonia2,108$84,861
Grafton11,563$86,126
Newburg1,183$70,417
Saukville4,494$67,303

Port Washington Public Libraries

W.j. Niederkorn Library
316 W. GRAND AVE.
Port Washington, Wisconsin
(262) 284-5031

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Port Washington Public Schools

Dunwiddie Elementary
1243 W Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 53074
(262) 268-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Lincoln Elementary
1325 N Theis Ln
ZIP: 53074
(262) 268-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Port Washington High
427 W Jackson St
ZIP: 53074
(262) 268-5500
High
Total Enrollment 862
Thomas Jefferson Middle
1403 N Holden St
ZIP: 53074
(262) 268-6100
Middle
Total Enrollment 705

Port Washington Private Schools

Port Washington Catholic School
1802 N Wisconsin St
ZIP: 53074
Elementary
Total Enrollment 191
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