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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Downtown Elm Grove
Downtown Elm Grove
Location of Elm Grove in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Location of Elm Grove in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Waukesha
 • Total 3.28 sq mi (8.49 km2)
 • Land 3.26 sq mi (8.45 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 • Total 5,934
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,881.63/sq mi (726.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-23575
GNIS feature ID 1564560

Elm Grove is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,934 at the 2010 census. Elm Grove was named as America's best suburb by Business Insider in October 2014.


Elm Grove is located at 43°2′52″N 88°5′12″W / 43.04778°N 88.08667°W / 43.04778; -88.08667 (43.047662, -88.086750).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.29 square miles (8.52 km2), of which, 3.27 square miles (8.47 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Elm Grove is surrounded by four major roads, one of which is a U.S. Highway, U.S. Highway 18, or Bluemound Road. The other boundaries are made up of Pilgrim Parkway on the west, North Avenue on the North, and 124th Street on the East. Watertown Plank runs east from Pilgrim Pkwy to 124th Street and acts as the primary retail street.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 4,994
1970 7,201 44.2%
1980 6,735 −6.5%
1990 6,261 −7.0%
2000 6,249 −0.2%
2010 5,934 −5.0%
2019 (est.) 6,136 3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 5,934 people, 2,326 households, and 1,682 families living in the village. The population density was 1,814.7 inhabitants per square mile (700.7/km2). There were 2,513 housing units at an average density of 768.5 per square mile (296.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.4% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0%.

Of the 2,326 households 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.7% were non-families. 24.6% of households were one person and 13.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 48.5 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.5% were from 25 to 44; 33.7% were from 45 to 64; and 22.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.


Elm Grove is served by the Elmbrook School District. Students from the village attend Tonawanda or Dixon Elementary School, Pilgrim Park Middle School and Brookfield East and Brookfield Central High Schools, both located in neighboring City of Brookfield.

Parochial schools in the village include Elm Grove Lutheran School (K-8) and St. Mary's Visitation Parish School (K-8).

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