West Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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West Milwaukee is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 4,201 at the 2000 census.



West Milwaukee is located at 43°0′52″N 87°58′24″W / 43.01444°N 87.97333°W / 43.01444; -87.97333 (43.014564, -87.973469)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,201 people, 2,059 households, and 891 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,722.0 people per square mile (1,435.4/km²). There were 2,197 housing units at an average density of 1,946.5/sq mi (750.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 83.58% White, 3.50% African American, 1.55% Native American, 2.55% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.86% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.00% of the population.

There were 2,059 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.5% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 56.7% were non-families. 46.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $43,036. Males had a median income of $34,135 versus $23,234 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,396. About 7.5% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 23.0% of those age 65 or over.

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