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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Location of Menomonee Falls in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Location of Menomonee Falls in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Waukesha
 • Total 33.30 sq mi (86.25 km2)
 • Land 32.91 sq mi (85.23 km2)
 • Water 0.39 sq mi (1.02 km2)
868 ft (261 m)
 • Total 35,626
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,155.12/sq mi (446.00/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-51000
GNIS feature ID 1569346

Menomonee Falls is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States, and is part of the Greater Milwaukee area. The population was 35,626 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous village in Wisconsin. It is the fourth largest community in Waukesha County.


The village was incorporated in 1892. It is named after the Menomonee River, which flows through the village, and the subsequent waterfall, located just South of the Main St. bridge in the Lime Kiln Park.


Mill Pond Park Menomonee Falls Wisconsin 9422
Mill Pond Park

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 33.31 square miles (86.27 km2), of which, 32.92 square miles (85.26 km2) of it is land and 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2) is water.


Fussville is a neighborhood of Menomonee Falls located at 43°09′06″N 88°04′40″W / 43.15167°N 88.07778°W / 43.15167; -88.07778 (Fussville). Fussville was once a separate unincorporated community; it was annexed by Menomonee Falls sometime between 1950 and 1960.

Menomonee falls water tower
Menomonee Falls Water Tower


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 366
1890 422 15.3%
1900 687 62.8%
1910 919 33.8%
1920 1,019 10.9%
1930 1,291 26.7%
1940 1,469 13.8%
1950 2,469 68.1%
1960 18,276 640.2%
1970 31,697 73.4%
1980 27,845 −12.2%
1990 26,840 −3.6%
2000 32,647 21.6%
2010 35,626 9.1%
2019 (est.) 38,014 6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 35,626 people, 14,567 households, and 10,028 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,082.2 inhabitants per square mile (417.8/km2). There were 15,142 housing units at an average density of 460.0 per square mile (177.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.6% White, 3.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 14,567 households, of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.8% 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 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the village was 43.3 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.


The overall economy of Menomonee Falls employs 18,839 people and "is specialized in Management of Companies and Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Wholesale trade". The largest industries in the Village are manufacturing, healthcare/social assistance, and retail trade which employ 3,917, 2,704 and 2,465 people respectively. Income per capita with adults and children included is $36,386 with the median household income in Menomonee Falls being $73,350. The average male salary is $93,192 and average female salary is $61,294. The unemployment rate is 4.00% with a job growth of 0.73%. Sales tax is 5.1% and income tax is at 6.27%. Its poverty rate is 3.72%.

Companies based in Menomonee Falls include Kohl's and Enerpac Tool Group.

Top employers

According to Menomonee Falls's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the village are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Kohl's 4,937
2 Froedtert Health 1,323
3 Harley-Davidson 917
4 FIS Management Services LLC 655
5 Arandell Schmidt 625
6 Menomonee Falls School District 559
7 Wacker Neuson 550
8 Wells Fargo 531
9 Bradley Corporation 370
10 Village of Menomonee Falls 232


Menomonee Falls, January 2014

Menomonee Falls School District operates Menomonee Falls High School, North Middle School, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Riverside Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, and Shady Lane Elementary School. Saint Mary's Catholic School, Calvary Baptist School, Grace Lutheran School, Bethlehem Lutheran School, Zion Lutheran School, and Aquinas Academy are private schools in Menomonee Falls.

The southernmost portion of Menomonee Falls lies within the Hamilton School District, which also serves all of the communities of Sussex, Lannon, and Butler, portions of Lisbon, and a small part of Pewaukee.


Milwaukee County Transit System bus routes 61 & 79 serve Menomonee Falls

Notable people

  • Josh Bilicki, NASCAR driver
  • Mark Borchardt, independent filmmaker
  • Mel Eslyn, film producer
  • Brett Hartmann, National Football League punter
  • George E. Hoyt, Wisconsin State Representative and Senator
  • Andy Hurley, drummer of Fall Out Boy
  • Elmer Klumpp, Major League Baseball player
  • Victor Nehs, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Justus Henry Nelson, Methodist missionary in the Amazon
  • John H. Niebler, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Vic Perrin, actor
  • Richard Riehle, actor
  • Lolita Schneiders, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Barry Schultz, professional disc golfer
  • James Sensenbrenner, U.S. congressman
  • Mike Solwold, NFL player
  • Peter J. Somers, U.S. congressman
  • Jessica Szohr, actress
  • Bob Uecker, baseball radio broadcaster
  • Joel Whitburn, music historian
  • Mark Wilson, five-time winner on the PGA Tour

See also

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