World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Article Id: WHEBN0000139421
Reproduction Date:

Title: South Milwaukee, Wisconsin  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, West Allis, Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Bucyrus-Erie
Collection: Articles Containing Video Clips, Cities in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Cities in Wisconsin
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

South Milwaukee
City
Motto: Proud past. Promising future.
Location of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Location of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Area[1]
 • Total 4.81 sq mi (12.46 km2)
 • Land 4.80 sq mi (12.43 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[2] 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 21,156
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 21,238
 • Density 4,407.5/sq mi (1,701.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 414
FIPS code 55-75125[5]
GNIS feature ID 1574469[2]
Website .org.smwiwww

South Milwaukee is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 21,156 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Economy 4
  • Recreation 5
  • Notable people 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

South Milwaukee was laid out in 1891 by the South Milwaukee company as a capitalist rival to Milwaukee.[6] It was named from its location south of Milwaukee.[7] South Milwaukee was incorporated as a village in 1892.[6]

Geography

South Milwaukee is located at (42.911016, -87.864030).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.81 square miles (12.46 km2), of which, 4.80 square miles (12.43 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 21,156 people, 9,043 households, and 5,475 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,407.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,701.7/km2). There were 9,722 housing units at an average density of 2,025.4 per square mile (782.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.6% White, 2.0% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.0% of the population.

There were 9,043 households of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% 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 2.93.

The median age in the city was 40.3 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 21,256 people, 8,694 households, and 5,616 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,447.5 people per square mile (1,716.9/km²). There were 9,122 housing units at an average density of 1,908.6 per square mile (736.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.81% White, 1.04% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.01% of the population.

There were 8,694 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,197, and the median income for a family was $54,474. Males had a median income of $38,146 versus $27,121 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,925. About 4.5% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

South Milwaukee is the headquarters of Bucyrus International, formerly Bucyrus-Erie, which is known for constructing large shovels and dragline excavators, including Big Muskie, the world's largest mobile earth-moving machine. Bucyrus shovels were used in the construction of the Panama Canal.

In November 2012 Caterpillar Mining bought Bucyrus International for 8.6 billion dollars and will make a goal to become a "one-stop shop" for mining companies worldwide.[10]

Grant Park South Milwaukee WI

Recreation

Within South Milwaukee's borders is Grant Park, part of the Milwaukee County Park System. Grant Park features the Oak Leaf Bike trail, tennis courts, a swimming beach, an 18-hole golf course and the Seven Bridges Hiking Trail along the shore of Lake Michigan.

In 2005, the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center was built adjacent to the new South Milwaukee High School. This Performing Arts Center, which is open to the public, hosts a variety of entertainment.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^ http://www.pjstar.com/news/x298226121/Cat-will-acquire-mining-equipment-company-for-8-6-billion>

External links

  • City of South Milwaukee
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.