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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Location of Hales Corners in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
Location of Hales Corners in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
 • Total 3.20 sq mi (8.28 km2)
 • Land 3.19 sq mi (8.27 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
781 ft (238 m)
 • Total 7,692
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,370.61/sq mi (915.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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.


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.


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%
2019 (est.) 7,567 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,692 people, 3,301 households, and 2,066 families living 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.

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


The Whitnall School District serves Hales Corners.

  • Edgerton Elementary School
  • Hales Corners Elementary School

Private schools:

  • Hales Corners Lutheran School
  • Messiah Lutheran School
  • St. Mary Parish School


  • Sacred Heart School of Theology

Notable people

  • Zeke Dombrowski, soccer player
  • Alyson Dudek, two-time Olympian 2010 (bronze medal) and 2014 short track speed skater
  • W. Ben Hunt (1888–1970) educator and author
  • Gordon Gano, frontman of the rock band Violet Femmes
  • Jim Gantner, MLB player
  • Barbara Lawton, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
  • Paul and Tom Poberezny, former heads of the Experimental Aircraft Association and members of the National Aviation Hall of Fame
  • Roy Reiman, founder of Reiman Publications
  • James A. Rutkowski, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Wilfred Schuele, Wisconsin State Senator
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