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Overview

Introduction to Shorewood, Wisconsin

Shorewood, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 3 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Shorewood History

The area now known as Shorewood was originally hunting ground for the Algonquin and Sioux Native Americans. It remained their property until 1832. In the same year, the United States government purchased the land located to the east of the Milwaukee River from the Menominees. In 1917, the village received its present name.

Shorewood and nearby Attractions

  • Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest
  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Shorewood

Lincoln Park Golf Course is located nearby. Bradford Beach, Cathedral Square Park, the Old North Point Water Tower and Hotcakes Gallery are popular nearby attractions as well. Nearby museums include the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Discovery World Museum of Science and the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art. Local churches include the Saint Roberts Roman Catholic Church, the North Shore Presbyterian Church and the Luther Memorial Chapel. The Shorewood Public Library offers a wide selection of reading materials.

Shorewood Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Shorewood Higher Education

The Milwaukee School of Engineering, Marquette University and Carroll College are the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,300
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+7,383
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married44.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.5%
Median Earnings25+$43,455
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,344
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,327

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,682
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.9%
% Using Public Transportation6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone37.4%
Median Gross Rent$909
Median House Value$308,600

Ancestry

German37.4%
Irish19.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
English8.8%
Polish6.6%
Italian4.9%
Norwegian3.7%
French Except Basque3.6%
Swedish3.5%
Russian3.1%
Arab2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Dutch1.6%
Hungarian1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Czech1.1%
Finnish1.1%
Austrian1.1%
Belgian0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Slovene0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
African0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Latvian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Afghan)0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
South African0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Australian0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Shorewood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53211
Phone Area Codes262,414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.08
Approximate Longitude-87.88

Shorewood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMILWAUKEE MT MARY COL
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip32 inches
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance7.6 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
Distance14.5 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
Brown Deer12,075$74,187
Fox Point6,695$146,518
Glendale12,880$94,191
Milwaukee598,672$42,741
River Hills1,548$160,714
Whitefish Bay14,088$125,992

Shorewood Public Libraries

Shorewood Public Library
3920 N. MURRAY AVE.
Shorewood, Wisconsin
(414) 847-2670

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Shorewood Public Schools

Atwater Elementary
2100 E Capitol Dr
ZIP: 53211
(414) 963-6962
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Lake Bluff Elementary
1600 E Lake Bluff Blvd
ZIP: 53211
(414) 963-6972
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
New Horizons For Learning
1701 E Capitol Dr
ZIP: 53211
(414) 963-6921
High
Total Enrollment 22
Shorewood High
1701 E Capitol Dr
ZIP: 53211
(414) 963-6921
High
Total Enrollment 663
Shorewood Intermediate
3830 N Morris Blvd
ZIP: 53211
(414) 963-6951
Middle
Total Enrollment 314

Shorewood Private Schools

St Robert Elementary School
2200 E Capitol Dr
ZIP: 53211
Elementary
Total Enrollment 326
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