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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Location of Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Area
 • Total 3.22 sq mi (8.34 km2)
 • Land 3.21 sq mi (8.31 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 781 ft (238 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,692
 • Estimate (2012) 7,746
 • Density 2,396.3/sq mi (925.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 414
FIPS code 55-32075
GNIS feature ID 1565971

Hales Corners is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,692 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Hales Corners is located in southwestern Milwaukee County. It is bounded by Greenfield on the north, Greendale on the east, Franklin on the south, and New Berlin and Muskego in Waukesha County on the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.22 square miles (8.34 km2), of which, 3.21 square miles (8.31 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 5,549
1970 7,771 40.0%
1980 7,110 −8.5%
1990 7,623 7.2%
2000 7,765 1.9%
2010 7,692 −0.9%
Est. 2015 7,759 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,692 people, 3,301 households, and 2,066 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,396.3 inhabitants per square mile (925.2/km2). There were 3,505 housing units at an average density of 1,091.9 per square mile (421.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.7% White, 1.0% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 3,301 households of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the village was 43.9 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,765 people, 3,260 households, and 2,122 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,424.7 people per square mile (936.9/km²). There were 3,377 housing units at an average density of 1,054.5 per square mile (407.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.15% White, 0.22% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.09% of the population.

There were 3,260 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $54,536, and the median income for a family was $66,136. Males had a median income of $42,175 versus $33,237 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,354. About 0.3% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

  • Boerner Botanical Gardens
  • Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce
  • Hales Corners Historical Society (including W. Ben Hunt Cabin)
  • Hales Corners Library
  • Hales Corners Lutheran Church
  • St. Mary Catholic Church
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