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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Village
Location in Waukesha County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Waukesha County and the state of Wisconsin.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Area
 • Total 33.31 sq mi (86.27 km2)
 • Land 32.92 sq mi (85.26 km2)
 • Water 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
Elevation 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 35,626
 • Estimate (2012) 35,802
 • Density 1,082.2/sq mi (417.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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's slogan is "More than a village."

History

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.

Geography

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.

Neighborhoods

Fussville is a neighborhood of Menomonee Falls located at Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
. 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

Demographics

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%
Est. 2015 36,119 1.4%
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.

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