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Overview

Introduction to West Allis, Wisconsin

West Allis, Wisconsin is 5 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin It is in Milwaukee county.

West Allis History

The residents of North Greenfield formed a village in 1902 and named it West Allis. In 1827, the first European settler, Francois Drake Weld, arrived in area. Much of the city’s development was catalyzed by Allis Chalmer’ss establishment of many heavy manufacturing firms.

West Allis and nearby Attractions

  • Discovery World Museum of Science Economics & Technology
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Wingspread
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Charles Allis Art Museum
  • Pabst House

Things To Do In West Allis

Local celebrations in West Allis include the Cinco de Mayo Springfest, the Harvest Fair & World Beef Expo and the Gi Wise Gises Pow Wow. Local museums include the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, the Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology and the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Big Foot Beach State Park and Chain O"Lakes State Park are popular local recreational spots as well.

West Allis Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.

West Allis Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University and the Milwaukee Area Technical College are some of the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,543
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+31,535
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married40.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24%
Median Earnings25+$36,178
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,978
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,562

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,351
% Above Poverty Level85.5%
% Below Poverty Level14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone41.3%
Median Gross Rent$779
Median House Value$140,200

Ancestry

German37.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.9%
Polish15.9%
Irish10.6%
Italian6.2%
English4.4%
Norwegian4.2%
French Except Basque3.3%
Swedish1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Czech1%
Croatian1%
Scottish1%
Welsh0.8%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Serbian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Slovene0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Arab0.2%
African0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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West Allis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53227, 53214, 53219
Phone Area Codes262,414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43
Approximate Longitude-88.04

West Allis 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
Distance0.8 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
StationWAUKESHA
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationGERMANTOWN
Distance14.2 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
Brookfield37,991$111,641
Elm Grove6,085$157,939
Greenfield37,070$71,128
Milwaukee598,672$42,741
Wauwatosa47,388$96,429
West Milwaukee4,214$50,536

West Allis Public Libraries

West Allis Public Library
7421 W. NATIONAL AVE.
West Allis, Wisconsin
(414) 302-8501

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West Allis Hospitals

Aurora West Allis Medical Center
(Non-profit)
8901 W Lincoln Ave
(414) 328-6000
Rogers Mem Hospital Milwaukee
(Non-profit)
11101 W Lincoln Ave
(414) 327-3000
Select Specialty Hsptl Milwaukee
(Proprietary)
8901 W Lincoln Ave
(414) 328-7700

West Allis Public Schools

Horace Mann Elementary
6213 W Lapham St
ZIP: 53214
(414) 604-3910
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Lane Intermediate
1300 S 109th St
ZIP: 53214
(414) 604-3011
Middle
Total Enrollment 158
Lincoln Intermediate
7815 W Lapham St
ZIP: 53214
(414) 604-4210
Middle
Total Enrollment 306
Madison Elementary
1117 S 104th St
ZIP: 53214
(414) 604-4410
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Walker Elementary
900 S 119th St
ZIP: 53214
(414) 604-4710
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
West Allis-west Milwaukee Learning Center
1135 S 70th St
ZIP: 53214
(414) 604-3510
High
Total Enrollment 199
Wilson Elementary
8710 W Orchard St
ZIP: 53214
(414) 604-4810
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Jefferson Elementary
7229 W Becher St
ZIP: 53219
(414) 604-4110
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Longfellow Elementary
2211 S 60th St
ZIP: 53219
(414) 604-4310
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Central High
8516 W Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 53227
(414) 604-3110
High
Total Enrollment 1412
Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate
9501 W Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 53227
(414) 604-3410
Middle
Total Enrollment 989
Franklin Elementary
2060 S 86th St
ZIP: 53227
(414) 604-3710
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Irving Elementary
10230 W Grant St
ZIP: 53227
(414) 604-4010
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Mitchell Elementary
10125 W Montana Ave
ZIP: 53227
(414) 604-4510
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Nathan Hale High
11601 W Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 53227
(414) 604-3210
High
Total Enrollment 1705
Shared Journeys
9004 W Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 53227
(414) 604-3070
High
Total Enrollment 20

West Allis Private Schools

Good Shepherds Lutheran School
1337 S 100th St
ZIP: 53214
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Mary Queen Of Saints Catholic Academy-greenfield
1435 S 92nd St
ZIP: 53214
Elementary
Total Enrollment 156
Southside Baptist School
1522 S 72nd St
ZIP: 53214
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
St Pauls Lutheran School
7821 W Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 53219
Elementary
Total Enrollment 118
Grace Christian Academy
8420 W Beloit Rd
ZIP: 53227
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 178
Lamb Of God Ev Lutheran School
2217 S 99th St
ZIP: 53227
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
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