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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.

People

Total Population 60,677
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 31,275
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.3%
Median Earnings25+ $35,012
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,670
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,215

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,629
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.8%
Median Gross Rent $767
Median House Value $141,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.7%
Irish 10.7%

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

West Allis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53214, 53219, 53227
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.027
Longitude -88.006

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)

Station WEST ALLIS
Distance 0.8 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 11.5 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
Station GERMANTOWN
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookfield 38,000 $108,394
Elm Grove 6,037 $149,500
Greenfield 37,113 $67,997
Milwaukee 599,498 $41,534

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

West Allis Public Libraries

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

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West Allis Hospitals

WEST ALLIS MEM HSPTL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
8901 W LINCOLN AVE
(414) 328-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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West Allis High Schools

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CENTRAL HI
8516 W LINCOLN AVE
414-604-3110
Serves 1,587 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

HALE HI
11601 W LINCOLN AVE
414-604-3210
Serves 1,329 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

IRVING EL
10230 W GRANT ST
414-604-4010
Serves 362 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

JAMES E DOTTKE ALTERNATIVE
1964 S 86TH ST
414-604-3780
A Non-traditional School
Serves 82 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

ACAD LEARNING COMP-BASED SCH
2450 S 68TH ST
414-546-3000
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 34 students.

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