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Location of Greenfield in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
|• Total||11.54 sq mi (29.88 km2)|
|• Land||11.53 sq mi (29.87 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||794 ft (242 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||3,227.63/sq mi (1,246.24/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
53129, 53219, 53220, 53221, 53227, 53228
|GNIS feature ID||1565841|
Greenfield is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. A suburb of Milwaukee, Greenfield is one of many bedroom communities in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The population was 36,720 at the 2010 census.
On March 8, 1839, the Town of Kinnikennick was created by the territorial legislature, encompassing the western part of the Town of Lake); and on December 20, 1839, the south portion of the Town of Kinnikennick was split off to form the town of Franklin. As of the 1840 census, the population of the Town of Kinnikennick or Kinnikinnick was 404.
On February 19, 1841, the name of the town was changed to Greenfield, taking its name from the name of the Post Office in the Town of Kinnickinnic. Greenfield was the final municipality in Milwaukee County to incorporate, and was the final municipality to leave the Town form of government in 1957. This was done to prevent total annexation by the City of Milwaukee. Before 1957, Milwaukee slowly nibbled away at Greenfield's land.
Greenfield is located at Root River flows through the western part of the city.(42.963034, -87.995943). The
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.52 square miles (29.84 km2), of which, 11.51 square miles (29.81 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 36,720 people, 16,860 households, and 9,285 families living in the city. The population density was 3,190.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,231.8/km2). There were 17,790 housing units at an average density of 1,545.6 per square mile (596.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.6% White, 2.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 2.2% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.4% of the population.
There were 16,860 households, of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.9% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.83.
The median age in the city was 44.4 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.
- George G. Brew, politician
- Jon Dekker, professional football player
- Tyler Herro, professional Basketball player
- Dan Jansen, Olympic speed skater
- William Wallace Johnson, minister and politician
- Alan Kulwicki, NASCAR driver and 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion
- Craig Kusick, professional baseball player
- Edmund T. Melms, politician
- Thomas O'Neill, politician
- Dan Nimmer, pianist for Wynton Marsalis
- Marjorie Peters, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player born in Greenfield
- Robert Schmidt, politician
- Matt Turk, professional football player and three-time Pro Bowl selection
- Bob Wieland, combat medic in Vietnam, amputee and marathoner; Greenfield High School baseball field was dedicated to him
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