Greenfield, Wisconsin

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Greenfield is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 35,476 at the 2000 census.



Greenfield was originally created as the Town of Kinnickinnic around 1839. On Feb. 19, 1841, the name of the town was changed to Greenfield, taking it's namesake from the name of the Post Office in the Town of Kinnickinnic. Greenfield was the final municipality in Milwaukee County to incorporate, and was the final municipality to leave the Town form of government in 1957. This was done to prevent total annexation by the City of Milwaukee. Before 1957, Milwaukee slowly nibbled away at Greenfield's land.[3]


Greenfield is located at 42°57′47″N 87°59′45″W / 42.96306°N 87.99583°W / 42.96306; -87.99583 (42.963034, -87.995943)[4]. The Root River flows through the western part of the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.6 square miles (29.9 km²), of which, 11.6 square miles (29.9 km²) of it is land and 0.09% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 35,476 people, 15,697 households, and 9,167 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,072.5 people per square mile (1,185.9/km²). There were 16,203 housing units at an average density of 1,403.3/sq mi (541.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.72% White, 0.98% African American, 0.44% Native American, 2.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.88% of the population.

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