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Overview

Introduction to St. Francis, Wisconsin

St. Francis, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 5 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

St. Francis History

St. Francis was originally inhabited by Native Americans who knew of the area "Nojoshing," meaning "land which goes into water." The St. Francis of Assisi convent was established by nuns in 1833, while the St. Francis Seminary was founded by Bishop Henni in 1856. After local development continued, St. Francis was formed and officially incorporated in 1951.

St. Francis and nearby Attractions

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

Things To Do In St. Francis

The Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum and the Discovery World Museum of Science are all accessible from St. Francis. Local parks include Palomas Place, the Cathedral Square Park and the Humboldt Park Pavillion. The Racine Zoological Gardens, the Bear Den Petting Zoo & Farm and the Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens are all nearby as well.

St. Francis Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

St. Francis Higher Education

Marquette University, Carroll College and the Milwaukee School of Engineering are all nearby.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

St Francis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53207, 53235
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.967
Longitude -87.877

St Francis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MILWAUKEE MITCHELL AP
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.8 inches
Station WEST ALLIS
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Station WAUKESHA
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, St Francis, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bay View (53207)

Bayview (53207, 53235)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cudahy 18,347 $57,680
Greendale 14,294 $81,143
Milwaukee 599,498 $41,534
Oak Creek 34,974 $83,229
South Milwaukee 21,229 $67,458

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

St Francis Public Libraries

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St. Francis Public Library
4230 S. NICHOLSON AVE.
St Francis, Wisconsin
(414) 481-7323

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St Francis High Schools

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SAINT FRANCIS HI
4225 S LAKE DR
414-747-3610
Serves 562 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

HORIZON ACADEMY
4225 S LAKE DR
414-801-7636
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 8 students.

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