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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

 

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Location of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Area[1]
 • Total 33.31 sq mi (86.27 km2)
 • Land 32.92 sq mi (85.26 km2)
 • Water 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
Elevation[2] 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 35,626
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 35,802
 • Density 1,082.2/sq mi (417.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-51000[5]
GNIS feature ID 1569346[6]

Menomonee Falls is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States, and is part of the Greater Milwaukee area. The population was 35,626 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous village in Wisconsin.[7] It is the fourth largest community in Waukesha County. The village's slogan is "More than a village".

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Neighborhoods 2.1
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
  • Government 4
  • Economy 5
    • Top employers 5.1
  • Education 6
  • Notable people 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

History

The village was incorporated in 1892. It was named after the Menomonee River, which flows through the village and subsequent waterfall located in the heart of the community.

Geography

Mill Pond Park

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 33.31 square miles (86.27 km2), of which, 32.92 square miles (85.26 km2) of it is land and 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2) is water.[1]

Neighborhoods

Fussville is a neighborhood of Menomonee Falls located at .[8] Fussville was once a separate unincorporated community; it was annexed by Menomonee Falls sometime between 1950 and 1960.[9][10]

Menomonee Falls Water Tower

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 35,626 people, 14,567 households, and 10,028 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,082.2 inhabitants per square mile (417.8/km2). There were 15,142 housing units at an average density of 460.0 per square mile (177.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.6% White, 3.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 14,567 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the village was 43.3 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Government

Menomonee Falls has a governing body consisting of a Board President and a six-member Board of Trustees. The current Village Board President is Randy Newman.The Trustees are: Sharon Ellis, Dennis M. Farrell, Michael K. McDonald, Stephen C. Raymonds, Jeffrey R. Steliga.[13]

Economy

Magnetek and Kohl's are based in Menomonee Falls.

Top employers

According to Menomonee Falls's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[14] the top employers in the village are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Kohl's 6,303
2 Community Memorial Hospital 1,323
3 Harley-Davidson 1,000
4 Fidelity National Information Services 900
5 Arandell 800
6 Menomonee Falls School District 640
7 Wells Fargo 444
8 Wacker Neuson 350
9 Alto-Shaam 340
10 Bradley Corporation 329
11 LindenGrove 238
12 Village of Menomonee Falls 211

Education

Menomonee Falls School District operates Menomonee Falls High School, North Middle School, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Riverside Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, and Shady Lane Elementary School. Saint Anthony's Catholic School, Saint Mary's Catholic School, Calvary Baptist School, Grace Lutheran School, Bethlehem Lutheran School, Zion Lutheran School and Aquinas Academy are private schools in Menomonee Falls..[15]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b
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  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  7. ^ http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/bb/07bb/pdf/740-777.pdf
  8. ^
  9. ^ Sussex-Lisbon Historic Society, Land Divisions Within Waukesha County
  10. ^ Fussville
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  12. ^
  13. ^ http://www.menomonee-falls.org/index.asp?nid=292
  14. ^ Village of Menomonee Falls CAFR
  15. ^ http://www.bethlehem-wels.org/school%20information.html
  16. ^ Wisconsin Vote.org.-Janel Brandtjen
  17. ^ Bret Hartmann
  18. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1937,' Biographical sketch of Victor Nehs, pg. 206
  19. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1995-1996,' Biographical Sketch of Lolita Schneiders, pg. 37

External links

  • Menomonee Falls village website
  • Menomonee Falls Public Library
  • Menomonee Falls Lions Club
  • Sanborn fire insurance map: 1910
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