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Fox Point, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Fox Point in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
Location of Fox Point in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Incorporated 1926
Area
 • Total 2.86 sq mi (7.41 km2)
 • Land 2.86 sq mi (7.41 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
686 ft (209 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 6,934
 • Density 2,424/sq mi (936/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 414
FIPS code 55-27075
GNIS feature ID 1565227

Fox Point is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 6,934 at the 2020 census.

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Fox Point is one of the North Shore suburbs of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The village borders the surrounding communities of Bayside, River Hills, Glendale, and Whitefish Bay. Mainly residential, Fox Point is also home to the Fox Point Shops in the center of the village and the RiverPoint shopping center at the far northwest end of the village.

Geography

Fox Point is located at 43°9′37″N 87°54′14″W / 43.16028°N 87.90389°W / 43.16028; -87.90389 (43.160409, -87.903994).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.90 square miles (7.51 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 474
1940 1,180 148.9%
1950 2,585 119.1%
1960 7,315 183.0%
1970 7,939 8.5%
1980 7,649 −3.7%
1990 7,238 −5.4%
2000 7,012 −3.1%
2010 6,701 −4.4%
2020 6,934 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,701 people, 2,747 households, and 1,859 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,310.7 inhabitants per square mile (892.2/km2). There were 2,928 housing units at an average density of 1,009.7 per square mile (389.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.5% White, 2.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 2,747 households, of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.4% 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 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the village was 45.6 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

Historic places

Education

For students in kindergarten through 8th grade, Fox Point is part of two public school districts: the Fox Point-Bayside School District and the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District. Both school districts are feeders for Nicolet High School. St. Eugene Catholic Grade School, a private Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade, is also located in the village, as is Fox Point Preschool, part of Fox Point Lutheran Church, the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, the Bader Hillel Academy, and the Jewish Beginnings Lubavitch Preschool. Portions of Cardinal Stritch University's campus are located within village boundaries, though the university's official mailing address is in Glendale.

The North Shore Public Library serves the community. Its board is a multi-municipal body with representatives from Fox Point, Bayside, Glendale, and River Hills. The library is a member of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, and it therefore serves residents from across Milwaukee County.

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