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Overview

Introduction to South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 9 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

South Milwaukee History

South Milwaukee was known as the Northwest Territory in the 1800s. Native American trappers and traders, who came in search of better fishing and hunting grounds, were the first to explore the area. The land proved to be good for raising livestock and farming. As a result, a number of businesses began to flourish in the area. In 1846, churches, a town office and a school were established in the area. The village was officially incorporated in 1891. The South Milwaukee Historical Society was founded in 1971.

South Milwaukee and nearby Attractions

  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Racine Heritage Museum
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design
  • Pike Lake State Park

Things To Do In South Milwaukee

Local parks include the Richard Bong State Recreation Area, the Big Foot Beach State Park and Pike Lake State Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Grant Park Golf Course. The Marquette Plaza Shopping Center is a popular local shopping destination. Local churches include the Saint John’s Roman Catholic Church, the Assembly of God Church and Saint Luke’s Evangelical and Reformed Church. The South Milwaukee Public Library is the local library.

South Milwaukee Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is located nearby.

South Milwaukee Higher Education

Local colleges include the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Cardinal Stritch University and Marquette University.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,197
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+10,549
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.5%
Median Earnings25+$38,111
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,226
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,286

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,051
% Above Poverty Level86.1%
% Below Poverty Level13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$774
Median House Value$154,300

Ancestry

German36.7%
Polish23.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.4%
Irish10.5%
Italian5.9%
Norwegian4.6%
English4%
French Except Basque3.7%
Albanian2%
Czech1.6%
Danishn1.4%
Canadian1.3%
Hungarian1.2%
Dutch1.2%
US/American1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Arab1.1%
Russian1%
Croatian0.8%
Serbian0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Slovene0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Macedonian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
West Indian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Greek0.1%
African0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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South Milwaukee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53172
Phone Area Codes414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.91
Approximate Longitude-87.86

South Milwaukee 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 MITCHELL AP
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip34.8 inches
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance10.2 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
StationRACINE
Distance15.1 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
Cudahy18,321$59,117
Greendale14,303$85,158
Greenfield37,070$71,128
Oak Creek35,218$84,989
St. Francis9,516$65,563
West Milwaukee4,214$50,536

South Milwaukee Public Libraries

South Milwaukee Public Library
1907 10TH AVE.
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(414) 768-8195

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South Milwaukee Public Schools

Blakewood Elementary
3501 Blakewood Ave
ZIP: 53172
(414) 766-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Lakeview Elementary
711 Marion Ave
ZIP: 53172
(414) 766-5252
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Luther Elementary
718 Hawthorne Ave
ZIP: 53172
(414) 766-5326
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Rawson Elementary
1410 Rawson Ave
ZIP: 53172
(414) 766-2904
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
South Milwaukee High
801 15th Ave
ZIP: 53172
(414) 766-5100
High
Total Enrollment 1145
South Milwaukee Middle
1001 15th Ave
ZIP: 53172
(414) 766-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 695

South Milwaukee Private Schools

Divine Mercy School
695 College Ave
ZIP: 53172
Elementary
Total Enrollment 137
Zion Evangelical Lutheran School
3600 S Chicago Ave
ZIP: 53172
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
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