Overview

Introduction to Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 5 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Whitefish Bay History

Native Americans were the original inhabitants of Whitefish Bay. In 1889, Captain Frederick Pabst, a beer baron of Milwaukee County, established a lakeshore resort in the area. The Pabst Whitefish Bay Resort made Whitefish Bay a popular summer getaway and was incorporated as the Village of Whitefish Bay in 1982.

Whitefish Bay and nearby Attractions

  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Whitefish Bay Golf Club

Things To Do In Whitefish Bay

The Betty Brinn Children's Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum are accessible from Whitefish Bay. The 272-acre Big Foot Beach State Park, situated along Lake Geneva, is a popular local spot as well. The Whitefish Bay Golf Club is the local golf course.

Whitefish Bay Transportation

General Mitchell International is nearby.

Whitefish Bay Higher Education

Cardinal Stritch University, Marquette University and the Milwaukee Area Technical College are some of the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,039
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+6,875
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married62.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.9%
Median Earnings25+$68,134
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$139,350
% Above Poverty Level96.5%
% Below Poverty Level3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,253
Median House Value$373,200

Ancestry

German35.1%
Irish18.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.9%
English9.7%
Polish8.2%
Italian6.3%
French Except Basque3.7%
Swedish3.7%
Norwegian3.3%
Russian2.5%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.8%
Finnish1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Danishn0.9%
Greek0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Czech0.7%
Arab0.7%
Belgian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Australian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
African0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Afghan)0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Whitefish Bay Almanac

CategoryValue
County Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53211, 53217
Phone Area Codes2,62,414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.08
Approximate Longitude-87.88

Whitefish Bay 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
Distance8.4 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
Distance13.1 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
Bayside4,529$133,207
Brown Deer12,039$76,354
Fox Point6,688$148,846
Glendale13,015$104,529
River Hills1,479$210,385
Shorewood13,344$110,380

Whitefish Bay Public Libraries

Whitefish Bay Public Library
5420 N. MARLBOROUGH DR.
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
(414) 964-4380

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Whitefish Bay Public Schools

Cumberland Elementary
4780 N Marlborough Dr
ZIP: 53211
(414) 963-3943
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
Richards Elementary
5812 N Santa Monica Blvd
ZIP: 53217
(414) 963-3951
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Whitefish Bay High
1200 E Fairmount Ave
ZIP: 53217
(414) 963-3928
High
Total Enrollment 985
Whitefish Bay Middle
1144 E Henry Clay St
ZIP: 53217
(414) 963-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 639

Whitefish Bay Private Schools

Holy Family Parish School
4849 N Wildwood Ave
ZIP: 53217
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
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Historic Whitefish Bay

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White Fish Bay from terrace. between 1880 and 1899

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White Fish Bay from terrace. between 1880 and 1899

White Fish Bay from pier between 1880 and 1899

Whitefish Bay c1898, c1899.

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