Cudahy, Wisconsin

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Cudahy is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 18,429 at the 2000 census.



Originally known as the Buckhorn Settlement, it was renamed in the late 1800s when Patrick Cudahy purchased 700 acres (2.8 km²) of land in the Town of Lake, two miles from the Milwaukee city limits, to build his meatpacking plant. The first village president was elected in 1895, and by 1906 Cudahy was incorporated as a city with a population of 2,556.[3]


Cudahy is located at 42°56′54″N 87°51′40″W / 42.94833°N 87.86111°W / 42.94833; -87.86111 (42.948416, -87.861010)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 18,429 people, 7,888 households, and 4,890 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,880.1 people per square mile (1,498.0/km²). There were 8,273 housing units at an average density of 1,741.8/sq mi (672.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.89% White, 0.95% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.73% of the population.

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