Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
—  Village  —
Location of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 88°7′2″W / 43.17889°N 88.11722°W / 43.17889; -88.11722Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 88°7′2″W / 43.17889°N 88.11722°W / 43.17889; -88.11722
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyWaukesha
Area[1]
 • Total33.31 sq mi (86.27 km2)
 • Land32.92 sq mi (85.26 km2)
 • Water0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
Elevation[2]856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total35,626
 • Estimate (2011[4])35,704
 • Density1,082.2/sq mi (417.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)262
FIPS code55-51000[5]
GNIS feature ID1569346[6]
 
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
—  Village  —
Location of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 88°7′2″W / 43.17889°N 88.11722°W / 43.17889; -88.11722Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 88°7′2″W / 43.17889°N 88.11722°W / 43.17889; -88.11722
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyWaukesha
Area[1]
 • Total33.31 sq mi (86.27 km2)
 • Land32.92 sq mi (85.26 km2)
 • Water0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
Elevation[2]856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total35,626
 • Estimate (2011[4])35,704
 • Density1,082.2/sq mi (417.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)262
FIPS code55-51000[5]
GNIS feature ID1569346[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".


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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
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Winter in Menomonee Falls

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 43°09′06″N 88°04′40″W / 43.15167°N 88.07778°W / 43.15167; -88.07778 (Fussville).[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

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 out 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, James A. Jeskewitz, Michael K. McDonald, Stephen C. Raymonds, Jeffrey R. Steliga.[11]

Economy

Magnetek and Kohl's are based in Menomonee Falls.

The largest employers in the city are:[12]

#Employer# of Employees
1Kohl's4,300
2Community Memorial Hospital1,528
3Menomonee Falls School District945
4Harley-Davidson800
5Arandell750
6Wells Fargo648
7Medical Associates590
8Bradley Corporation347
9Alto-Shaam330
10Maysteel291
11Wacker Neuson286
12LindenGrove261
13Village of Menomonee Falls222

Education

Menomonee Falls School District operates the public schools in the area. Calvary Baptist School, Bethlehem Lutheran School, and Aquinas Academy are private schools.[13]

Notable natives and residents

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