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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Nickname: Cream City, Brew City, Mil Town, The Mil, The City of Festivals, Deutsch-Athen (German Athens)
Location of Milwaukee inMilwaukee County, Wisconsin
Location of Milwaukee in
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°03′N 87°57′W / 43.05, -87.95
County Milwaukee
Government
 - Mayor Tom Barrett (D)
Area
 - City  97 sq mi (251.0 km²)
 - Land  96 sq mi (248.8 km²)
 - Water  1 sq mi (2.2 km²)
Population (2006)
 - City 573,378
 - Density 6,214.7/sq mi (2,399.5/km²)
 - Metro 1,753,355
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 414
Website: www.city.milwaukee.gov

Milwaukee is the largest city within the state of Wisconsin and 25th largest (by population) in the United States. The city is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. As of the 2006 U.S. Census estimate, Milwaukee had a population of 573,378.[1] The city is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha Metropolitan Area with a population of 1,753,355.[2] Milwaukee is the name of some places in the United States of America: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Milwaukee (town), Wisconsin Milwaukie, Oregon was named after the older Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Image File history File links MKE_skyline. ... Image File history File links City flag of Milwaukee, WI. Source: http://www. ... Flag of Milwaukee The official flag of Milwaukee was adopted in 1955. ... Image File history File links Seal of the City of Milwaukee. ... The official seal of Milwaukee displays various symbols of Milwaukee. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Adapted from Wikipedias WI county maps by Bumm13. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Milwaukee County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Thomas Mark Barrett (born December 8, 1953) is an American politician, former Congressman from Wisconsin and the current mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... North American telephone area code 414 is a state of Wisconsin area code which was created along with Area code 715 as one of the two original area codes assigned to Wisconsin in October 1947. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Milwaukee County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... --67. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... Location in the state of Wisconsin The Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha metropolitan area is an urban area that the U.S. Census Bureau defines as a Combined Statistical Area centered on the city of Milwaukee and had a population of 1,708,563 people as of the 2005 U.S. Census...


The first Europeans to pass through the area were French missionaries and fur traders. In 1818, Frenchman Solomon Juneau settled in the area, and in 1846 Juneau's town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee.[3] Large numbers of German and other immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and the following decades. 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Solomon Laurent Juneau (1793 - 1856) was a U.S. (Canadian-born) settler and businessman. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Once known almost exclusively as a brewing and manufacturing powerhouse, Milwaukee has taken steps in recent years to reshape its image. In the past decade, major new additions to the city have included the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Midwest Airlines Center, an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, and Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the Milwaukee Auditorium and U.S. Cellular Arena. In addition, many new skyscrapers, condos, lofts, and apartments have been constructed in neighborhoods on and near the lakefront and riverbanks for the purpose of attracting new residents to the city. A 16th century brewer A 21st century brewer This article concerns the production of alcoholic beverages. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... Milwaukee Riverwalk The Milwaukee Riverwalk is a continuous pedestrian walkway along the Milwaukee River in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Midwest Airlines Center The Midwest Airlines Center (formerly Midwest Express Center) is a convention and exhibition center located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Milwaukee Art Museum The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is located on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... U.S. Cellular Arena (formerly The MECCA and Wisconsin Center Arena) is an indoor arena located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... U.S. Cellular Arena (formerly the Milwaukee Arena, MECCA Arena and Wisconsin Center Arena) is an indoor arena located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...

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History

Panorama map of Milwaukee, with a view of the City Hall tower, ca. 1898.
Panorama map of Milwaukee, with a view of the City Hall tower, ca. 1898.
Main article: History of Milwaukee

The Milwaukee area was originally inhabited by the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Native American tribes. French missionaries and traders first passed through the area in the late 1600s and 1700s. The word "Milwaukee" comes from an Algonquian word Millioke which means "Good/Beautiful/Pleasant Land" (c.f. Potawatomi language minwaking, Ojibwe language ominowakiing) or "Gathering place [by the water]" (c.f. Potawatomi language manwaking, Ojibwe language omaniwakiing). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 251 pixelsFull resolution (7223 × 2266 pixel, file size: 9. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 251 pixelsFull resolution (7223 × 2266 pixel, file size: 9. ... The Milwaukee City Hall, at 353 feet (108 m) tall, is one of the oldest standing skyscrapers. ... // The Milwaukee area was originally inhabited by the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) native American tribes. ... The Fox tribe of Native Americans are an Algonquian language-speaking group that are now merged with the allied Sac tribe as the Sac and Fox Nation. ... The Mascouten were an American Indian tribe, originally from what is now the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Rain dance, Kansas, c. ... The Ho-Chunk or Winnebago (as they are commonly called) are a tribe of Native Americans, native to what are now Wisconsin and Illinois. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Many inventions and institutions are created, including Hans Lippershey with the telescope (1608, used by Galileo the next year), the newspaper Avisa Relation oder Zeitung in Augsburg, and Cornelius Drebbel with the thermostat (1609). ... Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ... The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... Potawatomi (also spelled Pottawatomie; in Potawatomi Bodéwadmimwen or Bodéwadmi Zheshmowen or Neshnabémwen) is a Central Algonquian language and is spoken around the Great Lakes in Michigan and Wisconsin, as well as in Kansas in the United States, and in southern Ontario in Canada, by fewer than 50... Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa or Anishinaabemowin in Eastern Ojibwe syllabics) is the third most commonly spoken Native language in Canada (after Cree and Inuktitut), and the fourth most spoken in North America (behind Navajo, Cree, and Inuktitut). ... Potawatomi (also spelled Pottawatomie; in Potawatomi Bodéwadmimwen or Bodéwadmi Zheshmowen or Neshnabémwen) is a Central Algonquian language and is spoken around the Great Lakes in Michigan and Wisconsin, as well as in Kansas in the United States, and in southern Ontario in Canada, by fewer than 50... Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa or Anishinaabemowin in Eastern Ojibwe syllabics) is the third most commonly spoken Native language in Canada (after Cree and Inuktitut), and the fourth most spoken in North America (behind Navajo, Cree, and Inuktitut). ...


Milwaukee has three "founding fathers," of whom French Canadian Solomon Juneau was first to come to the area, in 1818. The Juneaus founded the town called Juneau's Side, or Juneautown, that began attracting more settlers. However, Byron Kilbourn was Juneau's equivalent on the west side of the Milwaukee River. In competition with Juneau, he established Kilbourntown west of the Milwaukee River, and made sure that the streets running toward the river did not join with those on the east side. This accounts for the large number of angled bridges that still exist in Milwaukee today. Further, Kilbourn distributed maps of the area which only showed Kilbourntown, implying that Juneautown did not exist or that the east side of the river was uninhabited and thus undesirable. The third prominent builder was George H. Walker. He claimed land to the south of the Milwaukee River, along with Juneautown, where he built a log house in 1834. This area grew and became known as Walker's Point. “Founders” redirects here. ... Solomon Laurent Juneau (1793 - 1856) was a U.S. (Canadian-born) settler and businessman. ... Byron Kilbourn (September 8, 1801 – December 1870) was an American surveyor, railroad executive, and politician who was an important figure in the founding of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Dolomite Outcropping in Estabrook Park The Milwaukee River is a river in the state of Wisconsin, about 75 miles (121 km) long. ... Warehouse District in Walkers Point George H. Walker (October 22, 1811 – September 20, 1866) was an American trader and politician who helped found the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


By the 1840s, the three towns had grown quite a bit, along with their rivalries. The 1840s brought on some intense battles between the towns, mainly Juneautown and Kilbourntown, which culminated with the Milwaukee Bridge War of 1845. Following the Bridge War, it was decided that the best course of action was to officially unite the towns. So on 31 January 1846 they combined to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee and elected L. Solomon Juneau as Milwaukee's first mayor. A great number of German immigrants had helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and continued to migrate to the area during the following decades. Milwaukee has even been called "Deutsches Athen" (German Athens), and into the twentieth century, there were more German speakers and German-language newspapers than there were English speakers and English-language newspapers in the city. (To this day, the Greater Milwaukee phonebook includes more than forty pages of Schmitts or Schmidts, far more than the pages of Smiths.) The Milwaukee Bridge War, sometimes simply the Bridge War, was an 1845 conflict between different regions of what is now Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the construction of a bridge crossing the Milwaukee River. ... Location in the state of Wisconsin The Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha metropolitan area is an urban area that the U.S. Census Bureau defines as a Combined Statistical Area centered on the city of Milwaukee and had a population of 1,706,077 people as of the 2006 U.S. Census...

During the middle and late 19th century, Wisconsin and the Milwaukee area became the final destination of many German immigrants fleeing the Revolution of 1848. In Wisconsin they found the inexpensive land and the freedoms they sought. The German heritage and influence in the Milwaukee area is widespread. In addition to Germans, Milwaukee saw large influxes of immigrants from Poland, Italy, Ireland as well as many Jews from Central and Eastern Europe. By 1910, Milwaukee (along with New York City) shared the distinction of having the largest percentage of foreign-born residents in the United States. [4] Image File history File links MilwaukeeCityHall. ... Image File history File links MilwaukeeCityHall. ... The Milwaukee City Hall, at 353 feet (108 m) tall, is one of the oldest standing skyscrapers. ... Germany at the time of the Revolutions of 1848 was a collection of 38 states including parts of Austria and Prussia loosely bound together in the German Confederation after the Congress of Vienna in 1815. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The late 19th century saw the incorporation of Milwaukee's first suburbs. The aforementioned Bay View existed as an independent village from 1879-1886. In March of 1889, that city saw four days of protest and one day of rioting against its Chinese laundrymen. Sparking this city-wide disturbance were allegations of sexual misconduct between two Chinese and a number of underaged white females. The unease, and tension in the wake of the riot was assuaged by the direct disciplining of the city's Chinese. In 1892, Whitefish Bay, South Milwaukee, and Wauwatosa each incorporated. They were followed by Cudahy (1895), North Milwaukee (1897) and East Milwaukee, later known as Shorewood, in 1900. The early 20th century saw the additions of West Allis (1902) and West Milwaukee (1906), which completed the first generation of "inner-ring" suburbs. Whitefish Bay is a village in Milwaukee County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... South Milwaukee is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Village of Wauwatosa along the banks of the Menomonee River Wauwatosa is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Cudahy is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Shorewood is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Wisconsin State Fair West Allis is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... West Milwaukee is a village located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ...


During the first half of the twentieth century, Milwaukee was the hub of the socialist movement in the United States. Milwaukee elected three socialist mayors during this time: Emil Seidel (1910-1912), Daniel Hoan (1916-1940), and Frank Zeidler (1948-1960). It remains the only major city in the country to have done so. Often referred to as "Sewer Socialists," the Milwaukee socialists were characterized by their practical approach to government and labor. Also during this time, a small, but burgeoning community of African-Americans who emigrated from the south formed a community that would come to be known as Bronzeville. Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ... Emil Seidel (December 13, 1864 – June 24, 1947) was the mayor of Milwaukee from 1910 to 1912. ... Daniel Webster Hoan (1881 - 1961) was a United States politician. ... Frank P. Zeidler (born 1912) was a socialist mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1948 to 1960. ... Sewer Socialism was a Socialist movement that began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and existed from around 1892 to 1940. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Predominantly Christianity and Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


Milwaukee continued to grow tremendously until the late 1950s. Milwaukee was home to immigrants from Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Poland and other central European nations. There was also great northward migration of African-Americans from the Southern United States. With the large influx of immigrants, Milwaukee became one of the 15 largest cities in the nation, and by the mid-1960s, its population reached nearly 750,000. Starting in the late 1960s, like many cities in the "rust belt," Milwaukee saw its population start to decline due to various factors, including the loss of blue collar jobs and the phenomenon of "white flight." However, in recent years the city began to make strides in improving its economy, neighborhoods, and image, resulting in the revitalization of neighborhoods such as the Historic Third Ward, the East Side, and more recently, Bay View, along with attracting new businesses to its downtown area. The city continues to make plans for increasing its future revitalization through various projects. Largely due to its efforts to preserve its history, in 2006 Milwaukee was named one of the "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[5] The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Historic Southern United States. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Manufacturing Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, a term coined from Manufacturing Belt, is an area in parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States of America. ... A blue-collar worker is a working class employee who performs manual or technical labor, such as in a factory or in technical maintenance trades, in contrast to a white-collar worker, who does non-manual work generally at a desk. ... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racial-minority inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs. ... Third Ward Neighborhood The Historic Third Ward is a historic warehouse district located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... East Side is a neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, considered to be a cultural and trend-setting center of the city for some time. ... Home of Beulah Brinton, an early community figure Bay View is a neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, south of the downtown area and north of the City of St. ... The National Trust for Historic Preservation is an American member-supported organization which was founded in 1949 to support preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods through a range of programs and activities. ...


Milwaukee's name

The name "Milwaukee" comes from an Algonquian word Millioke, meaning either "Good/Beautiful/Pleasant Land" (c.f. Potawatomi language minwaking, Ojibwe language ominowakiing) or "Gathering place [by the water]" (c.f. Potawatomi language manwaking, Ojibwe language omaniwakiing).[6][7] Early explorers called the Milwaukee River and surrounding lands various names: Melleorki, Milwacky, Mahn-a-waukie, Milwarck, and Milwaucki. For many years, printed records gave the name as "Milwaukie". A Short History of Milwaukee, by William George Bruce, gives the story of Milwaukee's final name: The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... Potawatomi (also spelled Pottawatomie; in Potawatomi Bodéwadmimwen or Bodéwadmi Zheshmowen or Neshnabémwen) is a Central Algonquian language and is spoken around the Great Lakes in Michigan and Wisconsin, as well as in Kansas in the United States, and in southern Ontario in Canada, by fewer than 50... Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa or Anishinaabemowin in Eastern Ojibwe syllabics) is the third most commonly spoken Native language in Canada (after Cree and Inuktitut), and the fourth most spoken in North America (behind Navajo, Cree, and Inuktitut). ... Potawatomi (also spelled Pottawatomie; in Potawatomi Bodéwadmimwen or Bodéwadmi Zheshmowen or Neshnabémwen) is a Central Algonquian language and is spoken around the Great Lakes in Michigan and Wisconsin, as well as in Kansas in the United States, and in southern Ontario in Canada, by fewer than 50... Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa or Anishinaabemowin in Eastern Ojibwe syllabics) is the third most commonly spoken Native language in Canada (after Cree and Inuktitut), and the fourth most spoken in North America (behind Navajo, Cree, and Inuktitut). ...

"[O]ne day during the thirties of the last century [1800s] a newspaper calmly changed the name to Milwaukee, and Milwaukee it has remained until this day."[8]

The spelling "Milwaukie" lives on in Milwaukie, Oregon, named after the Wisconsin city in 1847, before the current spelling was universally accepted. Milwaukie (IPA: ) is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. ...


Geography and climate

Geography

Milwaukee lies along the shores and bluffs of Lake Michigan at the confluence of three rivers: the Menomonee, the Kinnickinnic, and the Milwaukee. Smaller rivers, such as the Root River and Lincoln Creek also flow through the city. Because Lake Michigan is too large to see across, Milwaukee's waterfront resembles that of an ocean more than an inland lakeshore. --67. ... Plankinton Avenue Bascule Bridge The Menomonee River is one of three primary rivers found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Looking North From Baran Park The Kinnickinnic River is one of three primary rivers found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Dolomite Outcropping in Estabrook Park The Milwaukee River is a river in the state of Wisconsin, about 75 miles (121 km) long. ... // The Root River is a river, about 35 mi (55 km) long, that flows to Lake Michigan at the city of Racine in southeastern Wisconsin in the United States. ... --67. ...


Milwaukee's terrain is relatively flat, except for steep bluffs along the lakeshore that begin about one half mile north and four miles south of the downtown.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 251.0 km² (96.9 square miles). 248.8 km² (96.1 square miles) of it is land and 2.2 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.88% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Cityscape

Milwaukee viewed from Veteran's Park

The city runs largely on the grid system, although in the far northwest and southwest corners of the city, the grid pattern gives way to a more suburban-style streetscape. This is no coincidence as former mayor Henry Maier sought to create "suburbs within the city" using recently annexed land to help counteract the urban sprawl that was damaging the city's economy. North-south streets are numbered, and east-west streets are named. However north-south streets east of 1st street are named, like east-west streets. The north-south numbering line is along the Menomonee River (east of Hawley Road) and Fairview Avenue/Golfview Parkway (west of Hawley Road), with the east-west numbering line defined along 1st Street (north of Oklahoma Avenue) and Chase/Howell Avenue (south of Oklahoma Avenue). This numbering system is also used to the north by Mequon in Ozaukee County, and by some Waukesha County communities. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Henry Walter Maier (February 7, 1918 – July 17, 1994) was an American politician and mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1960 to 1988. ... Mequon is a city located in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. ... Ozaukee County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Waukesha County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ...


It is crossed by Interstate 43 and Interstate 94, which come together downtown at the Marquette Interchange, which is currently under an extensive construction project set to be completed in 2008. The cost of the reconstruction will be around $810 million. The Interstate 894 bypass runs through portions of the city's southwest side, and Interstate 794 comes out of the Marquette interchange eastbound, bends south along the lakefront and crosses the harbor over the Hoan Bridge, then ends near the Bay View neighborhood and becomes the "Lake Parkway" (WIS-794). Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 43 Interstate 43 (abbreviated I-43) is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Wisconsin, United States. ... Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is the northernmost east-west interstate highway, connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain regions of the United States. ... The Marquette Interchange is in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is where Interstate 94, Interstate 43, and Interstate 794 meet. ... Interstate 894 is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Wisconsin, United States. ... Interstate 794 (I-794) is an east-west interstate highway spur route in Milwaukee County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... The Hoan Bridge The Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is a tied arch bridge that connects Interstate 794 in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the Lake Freeway across the inner harbor. ... Home of Beulah Brinton, an early community figure Bay View is a neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, south of the downtown area and north of the City of St. ... State Trunk Highway 794 (often called Highway 794, STH 794, WIS 794 or Lake Parkway ) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...


Neighborhoods

Further information: List of Milwaukee neighborhoods

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Climate

Milwaukee's location in the Great Lakes Region means that it often has rapidly changing weather, and the city experiences the full range of the seasons throughout the year. The warmest month of the year is July, when the average high temperature is 82°F (28°C), with overnight low temperatures averaging 66°F (19°C); January is the coldest month, with high temperatures averaging 27°F (-3°C), with the overnight low temperatures around 13°F (-11°C).[9] Of the 50 largest cities in the United States,[10] Milwaukee has the second-coldest average annual temperature, next to that of Minneapolis.[11] The Climate of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a prime example of a continental climate, with wide variations in temperature and precipitation in short periods of time as well as four distinct seasons. ... The Great Lakes states of the U.S. are colored red in this map. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ...


Milwaukee's proximity to Lake Michigan causes a convection current to form mid-afternoon, resulting in the so-called lake effect, causing the temperatures to be warmer in the winter than regions farther from the lake, and cooler in the summer. "Cooler near the lake" is practically boilerplate language for local meteorologists during the spring and summer. Some local stations began tagging CNTL (Cooler Near The Lake) onto their weekly forecasts. Also, more snow falls in Milwaukee than surrounding areas, due to the lake effect. The lake causes relative humidity in the summer that is far higher than that of comparable cities at the same latitude, meaning that it feels hotter than the actual temperature. --67. ... Lake-effect clouds off Lakes Superior and Michigan; satellite image taken December 5, 2000, courtesy of NASA. Lake effect snow is produced in the winter when cold winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, picking up water vapor which freezes and is deposited on the lee shores. ... Lake-effect precipitation coming off the Great Lakes, as seen from NEXRAD. Lake effect snow, which can be a type of snowsquall, is produced in the winter when cold, artic dry winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, picking up water vapor which freezes and is deposited on... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Milwaukee's all-time record high temperature is 105°F (41°C) set on July 17, 1995. The coldest temperature ever experienced by the city was -26°F (-32°C) on both January 17, 1982, and February 4, 1996. The 1982 event, also known as Cold Sunday, featured temperatures as low as -40°F (-40°C) in some of the suburbs as little as 10 miles (16km) to the north of Milwaukee, although the city itself did not approach such cold temperatures. is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Cold Sunday was a meteorological event which took place on January 17, 1982, when unprecedentedly cold air swept down from Canada and plunged temperatures across much of the United States far below existing all-time record lows. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ...


In Milwaukee, the wettest month is August, due to frequent thunderstorms. These can at times be dangerous and damaging, bringing hail and high winds. In rare instances, it can bring a tornado to the more inland parts of the city. However, almost all summer rainfall in the city is brought by these storms. In spring and fall, longer events of prolonged, lighter rain bring most of the precipitation. Snow commonly falls in the city from early November until the middle of March, although it has been recorded as early as September 23, and as late as May 31. The city receives an average of 47.0 inches (1.19m) of snow in winter, but this number is highly variable. In 2000, 49.5 inches (1.26m) of snow fell solely in the month of December. A thunderstorm, also called an electrical storm or lightning storm, is a form of weather characterized by the presence of lightning and its attendant thunder produced from a cumulonimbus cloud. ... This article is about the precipitation. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... Snow is a type of precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes that fall from clouds. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Environmental organization SustainLane ranked Milwaukee, along with Mesa, Arizona, the least likely to suffer natural disasters, in a study of 50 U.S. cities measuring the risk of a natural disaster striking the city. The study used the possibilities of "hurricanes, major flooding, catastrophic hail, tornado super-outbreaks, and earthquakes" as criteria.[12] Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Keno Hawker (R) Area  - City 125. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ... This article is about the precipitation. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998. ...

Monthly normal and record high and low temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Rec High °F 62 68 82 91 93 101 103 103 98 89 77 68 86.25
Norm High °F 28 32.5 42.6 53.9 66 76.3 81.1 79.1 71.9 60.2 45.7 33.1 55.86
Norm Low °F 13.4 18.3 27.3 36.4 46.2 56.3 62.9 62.1 54.1 42.6 31 19.4 39.16
Rec Low °F -26 -26 -10 12 21 33 40 44 28 18 -5 -20 9.08
Precip (in) 1.85 1.65 2.59 3.78 3.06 3.56 3.58 4.03 3.3 2.49 2.7 2.22 34.81
Source: USTravelWeather.com [13]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 20,061
1860 45,246 125.5%
1870 71,440 57.9%
1880 115,587 61.8%
1890 204,468 76.9%
1900 285,315 39.5%
1910 373,857 31.0%
1920 457,147 22.3%
1930 578,249 26.5%
1940 587,472 1.6%
1950 637,392 8.5%
1960 741,324 16.3%
1970 717,099 -3.3%
1980 636,212 -11.3%
1990 628,088 -1.3%
2000 596,974 -5.0%
Est. 2006 573,358 [14] -4.0%
Source: U.S. Census[15]

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Population

As of the census estimate of 2005, there are 578,887 people residing in Milwaukee. As of 2000, there were 232,188 households, and 135,133 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,399.5/km² (6,214.3 per square mile). There are 249,225 housing units at an average density of 1,001.7/km² (2,594.4 per square mile). Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


There are 232,188 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% are married couples living together, 21.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% are non-families. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.25. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


According to the 2000 Census, there were at least 1,408 same-sex households in Milwaukee which accounts for 0.6% of all households in the city.[16] Although this number is slightly lower than other cities in the region such as Chicago and Minneapolis, Milwaukee continues to be noted for its generally accepting attitudes towards the LGBT community. As a result, many gay-friendly communities have developed in neighborhoods such as Walker's Point, Bay View, Historic Third Ward and Riverwest. In 2001, Milwaukee was named the #1 city for lesbians by Girlfriends magazine.[17] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... This article is about homosexual women, not inhabitants of the Greek island of Lesbos A lesbian (lowercase L) is a homosexual woman. ... August 05 edition of Girlfriends magazine. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $32,216, and the median income for a family is $37,879. Males have a median income of $32,244 versus $26,013 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,181. 21.3% of the population and 17.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. At 43% in 2007, Milwaukee has the second highest black male unemployment rate in the country behind Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[18] The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ...

Race in Wisconsin and Milwaukee
Race Milwaukee Wisconsin
White 46.7% 91%
Black 39.5% 6.48%
Native American 0.8% 1.3%
Asian 3.6% 2.21%
Pacific Islander 0.05% 0.09%
Other race 7.3% N/A
Two or more races 2.1% N/A
Hispanic 13.3% N/A
Note: Hispanics may be of any race.

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Race and ethnicity

According to the 2000 census, 39.5% of Milwaukeeans reported having African-American ancestry and 38% reported German ancestry. Other significant population groups include Polish (12.7%), Irish (10%), English (5.1%), Italian (4.4%), French (3.9%), with Hispanic origin totaling 13.3%.


The metropolitan area has been frequently cited as being hypersegregated, and was long known as the most segregated metro area in the U.S.[19] However, due to continued dialogue between Milwaukee's citizens, the city is making an effort to reduce racial tensions and reduce the rate of segregation.[20]. With demographic changes in the wake of white flight, segregation in metropolitan Milwaukee is primarily in the suburbs rather than the city as in the era of Father Groppi.[21][22] Location in the state of Wisconsin The Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha metropolitan area is an urban area that the U.S. Census Bureau defines as a Combined Statistical Area centered on the city of Milwaukee and had a population of 1,706,077 people as of the 2006 U.S. Census... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racial-minority inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs. ... James E. Groppi Unity Bridge Father James Edmund Groppi (November 16, 1930 – November 4, 1985) was a Roman Catholic priest and noted civil rights activist. ...


Religion

The lush interior of St. Josaphat Basilica, in Milwaukee's Historic Mitchell Street District.
The lush interior of St. Josaphat Basilica, in Milwaukee's Historic Mitchell Street District.

Milwaukee is home to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA and the headquarters of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The School Sisters of the Third Order of St Francis have their mother house in Milwaukee and several other religious orders have a significant presence in the area, including the Jesuits and Franciscans. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Basilica of St. ... St. ... This is a list of Neighborhoods of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... As of 2003, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee covers the City of Milwaukee as well as Dodge, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties, Wisconsin. ... Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America located in the southern area of Wisconsin. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is comprised of 65 synods which are configured into nine regional offices. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or ELCA is a mainline Protestant denomination headquarted in Chicago, Illinois. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The School Sisters of the Third Order of St Francis is a Roman Catholic religious order for women. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ...


The Association of Religion Data Archives reported on the religious composition of the Milwaukee-Racine area as of 2000.[23] Approximately 55% of residents were adherents to one of the 188 groups included in the data. Of them, 58% were Catholic, 23% Lutheran, 3% Methodist, and 2.5% Jewish. Others included adherents to other Protestant denominations, Orthodox churches, and Eastern religions. Historically African-American denominations were not included in the data. This article is in need of attention. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...


Education

Golda Meir Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Golda Meir Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Higher education

While not typically thought of as a "college town" Milwaukee has one of the highest per capita student populations in North America. A January 2000 study from McGill University ranked Milwaukee 6th in a list of U.S. and Canadian cities with the highest number of college students per 100 residents.[24] There is also a College Town next to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Berkshire, England. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... McGill University is a publicly funded, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


Milwaukee's most prominent institution is Marquette University, which is ranked #82 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is one of the leading jesuit universities in the United States.[2] The city's largest university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is known for its School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP), one of the top architecture schools in the country. Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... It has been suggested that History of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about building architecture. ...


In addition, Milwaukee is also home to Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Mount Mary College The campus of two other colleges, Medical College of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Lutheran College partially lie within the city's borders. Alverno College is a four-year, independent Catholic liberal arts college for women, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. ... Cardinal Stritch University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Milwaukee Area Technical College (or MATC) is a community college based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... // History The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) was founded in 1974. ... MSOE redirects here. ... Mount Mary College is a Catholic liberal arts college for women, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Medical College of Wisconsin (www. ... Wisconsin Lutheran College is a small liberal arts college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. ...


Primary and secondary schooling

Milwaukee maintains Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), the largest school district in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation. As of 2006, it has an enrollment of 97,762 students and employees 6,100 full-time and substitute teachers in 223 schools. Milwaukee Public Schools operate as magnet schools, with individualized specialty areas for interests in academics, or the arts. Rufus King High School, Golda Meir School, Riverside University High School, Milwaukee School of Languages, Milwaukee High School of the Arts and Lynde & Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School are just some examples of the magnet schools in Milwaukee. In addition to its public schools, Milwaukee is home to a large number of parochial schools, including over two dozen private high schools and hundreds of private middle and elementary schools. Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is the largest school district in the state of Wisconsin. ... Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is the largest school district in the state of Wisconsin. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... This is a list of the largest school districts in the United States by enrollment, as of 2001-2002. ... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. ... Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School is located on the northeast side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. It is noted for its strong International Baccalaureate (IB) college preparatory program and nationally ranked boys basketball and forensics teams. ... Golda Meir School The Golda Meir School (originally Fourth Street School) for gifted and talented students is a Milwaukee Public Schools district elementary school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Riverside University High School is a public high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that has a strong emphasis on university curriculum. ... Established in 1984, Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA), formerly West Division High School, is a high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. It specializes in preparation for a profession in the arts. ... The Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School is a high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... A parochial school (or faith school) is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ...


The district has a reputation for poor student performance on standardized tests, and efforts have been underway for years to reform the school system. School District officials note declining funding as a catalyst to problems in the district.[25]


Of persons in Milwaukee aged 25 and above, 84.5% have a high school diploma, and 27% have a Bachelor's degree or higher. (2000)[26]


School voucher program

In 1990, Milwaukee became the first community in the United States to adopt a school voucher program. The program enables students to receive public funding to study at parochial and other private schools free of cost. The 2006-2007 school year will mark the first time that more than $100 million will be paid in vouchers, as twenty-six percent of Milwaukee students will receive public funding to attend schools outside the MPS system.[27] If the voucher program alone were considered a school district, it would mark the sixth-largest district in Wisconsin.[citation needed] Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... A school voucher, also called an education voucher, is a certificate by which parents are given the ability to pay for the education of their children at a school of their choice, rather than the public school (UK state school) to which they were assigned. ... A parochial school is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ... Private schools, in the United States, Australia, Scotland, and other English-speaking countries, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ...


Government and politics

Milwaukee has three state Senate districts, each of which is composed of three Assembly districts. All 12 of the officials representing the city in the State Legislature are Democrats. Milwaukee has three state Senate districts, each of which is composed of three Assembly districts. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


Milwaukee makes up the overwhelming majority of Wisconsin's 4th congressional district. Because of the district's loyalty to the Democratic Party, the Democratic primary for the seat is often considered more important than the general election.[28] Wisconsins 4th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in Wisconsin, covering portions of Milwaukee County[1]. The districts current Representative is Gwen Moore. ...


Milwaukee has a mayor-council form of government with a strong-mayor plan. The mayor oversees a Common Council of elected members, each representing one of 15 districts in the city. Milwaukee County residents also elect a county executive who oversees the County Board of Supervisors, or representatives from 19 districts of which nine are entirely within the city's borders. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... Milwaukee County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ...


Economy

Northwestern Mutual's home office in downtown Milwaukee
Northwestern Mutual's home office in downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee and its suburbs are the home to the headquarters of 13 Fortune 1000 companies, including Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual, Manpower Inc., Kohl's, Harley-Davidson, Rockwell Automation, Fiserv, Marshall & Ilsley Corp., Wisconsin Energy, Briggs & Stratton, Joy Global, A.O. Smith, and MGIC Investments. The Milwaukee metropolitan area ranks fifth in the United States in terms of the number of Fortune 500 company headquarters as a share of the population. Milwaukee also has a large number of financial service firms, particularly those specializing in mutual funds and transaction processing systems, and a number of publishing and printing companies, including Quad/Graphics. Milwaukee is also the headquarters of Midwest Airlines, the Koss Corporation, Master Lock, and C&H Distributors. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is an insurance company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... It has been suggested that Fortune 500 be merged into this article or section. ... Johnson Controls, Inc. ... Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is an insurance company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Manpower, Inc. ... Kohls Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is an American department store chain headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. ... Logo on a 2003 Harley Davidson The Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HDI) is a manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Rockwell Automation NYSE: ROK is an industrial automation company. ... ... Marshall & Ilsley Corporation is a Fortune 500 company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and founded in 1847. ... Wisconsin Energy is a Fortune 600 company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and founded in 1982. ... Briggs & Stratton is the worlds largest manufacturer of air-cooled gasoline engines for primarily outdoor power equipment. ... Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (a subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation) NYSE: MTG is the largest provider of private mortgage insurance in the United States. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Quad/Graphics is an American printing company based in Sussex, Wisconsin. ... Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ... Koss Corporation is a United States company that designs and manufactures headphones. ... A Master Lock brand padlock Master Lock is the worlds largest importer of padlocks, combination locks and related security products for automotive and outdoor needs including home and yard, contractors, power sports, campus and bike needs. ... C&H Distributors, LLC is a business-to-business company providing industrial-related goods. ...


Service and managerial jobs are the fastest-growing segments of the Milwaukee economy, and health care alone makes up 27% the jobs in the city.[3] Twenty-two percent of Milwaukee's workforce is involved in manufacturing, second only to San Jose, California, and far higher than the national average of 16.5%. A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ...


Brewing

Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee's only major brewer.

Milwaukee was once the home to four of the world's largest breweries (Schlitz, Blatz, Pabst, and Miller), and was the number one beer producing city in the world for many years. Despite the decline in its position as the world's leading beer producer after the loss of three of those breweries, its one remaining major brewery, Miller Brewing Company, remains a key employer by employing over 1,700 of the city's workers.[29] Due to Miller's solid position as the second-largest beer-maker in the U.S., as well as basing its world headquarters in Milwaukee, the city remains known as a beer town despite now only representing a fraction of its economy. The historic Milwaukee Brewery, located in "Miller Valley" at 4000 West State Street, is the oldest still-functioning major brewery in the United States. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2576 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2576 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Miller Brewing Company is the second largest American beermaker and is based in Milwaukee. ... A Schlitz advertisement from 1953 The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company was an American brewery based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Valentin Blatz Brewing Company was an American brewery based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Pabst Brewing Company is an American company founded in 1844 by Jacob Best. ... Miller Brewing is a large American piss maker based in Milwaukee. ... Miller Brewing is a large American piss maker based in Milwaukee. ...


Culture

Museums

Milwaukee's most visually prominent cultural attraction is the Milwaukee Art Museum, especially its new $100 million wing designed by Santiago Calatrava in his first American commission. The museum includes a "brise soleil," a moving sunscreen that unfolds like the wing of a bird. Milwaukee is also home to the America's Black Holocaust Museum. Founded by lynching survivor James Cameron, the museum features exhibits which chronicle the injustices suffered throughout history by people of African descent in the United States. The Milwaukee Public Museum, Discovery World Museum, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, the Charles Allis Art Museum, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory and Milwaukee County Zoo are also notable public attractions. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 154 KB)Copyright © 2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 154 KB)Copyright © 2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Milwaukee Art Museum The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is located on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Milwaukee Art Museum The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is located on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Santiago Calatrava Valls (born July 28, 1951) is an internationally recognized and award-winning Spanish architect and structural engineer whose principal office is in Zurich, Switzerland. ... Americas Black Holocaust Museum located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the only memorial dedicated specifically to the victims of the enslavement of Africans in the United States. ... James Cameron (Black Holocaust Museum) (February 23, 1914 in La Crosse, Wisconsin - June 11, 2006 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was a civil rights activist. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... Milwaukee Public Museum The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The Wisconsin legislature provided its official charter in 1882. ... The Pier Wisconsin Discovery World is a museum located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at 500 N. Harbor Drive. ... Villa Terrace was built in 1924 for the Lloyd R. Smith (1883-1944) family. ... The Charles Allis Art Museum is a museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (Mitchell Park Domes or The Domes) is a conservatory located at Mitchell Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens is a zoo in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. ...


Performing arts

Milwaukee is home to the Florentine Opera, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Festival City Symphony, the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Skylight Opera Theatre, First Stage Children's Theater, Milwaukee Youth Theatre, and a number of other arts organizations including the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. Additionally, Milwaukee is home to artistic performance venues such as the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Pabst Theater, The Rave/Eagles Ballroom, Riverside Theater, and Milwaukee Theatre. The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, a first-of-its-kind Arts-in-education facility, is a national model. Florentine Opera is Wisconsins oldest performing arts organization and the fifth-oldest opera company in the United States. ... The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is an orchestra based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, considered to be one of the top twenty orchestras in the United States. ... The Milwaukee Ballet is the professional ballet company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Founded in 1987 as First Stage Milwaukee, the First Stage Childrens Theater has grown from a small but respected theater for young audiences to a nationally acclaimed company drawing annual audiences of more than 145,000 people. ... The Milwaukee Youth Theatre (MYT) was founded by Peter Daniels in 1991. ... The Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps is a Division I drum and bugle corps based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the corps is a member of Drum Corps International and Drum Corps Midwest. ... Marcus Center for the Performing Arts The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Vintage exterior view of the Pabst Theater The Pabst Theater is an indoor concert venue and landmark of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Colloquially known as the Pabst, the theater hosts about 100 events per year. ... Riverside Theater is a concert hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC) is a first of its kind Arts-in-education Facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Festivals

Henry Maier Festival Grounds during Summerfest
Henry Maier Festival Grounds during Summerfest

Milwaukee, "A Great Place on a Great Lake" has also advertised itself as the "City of Festivals," emphasizing an annual lakefront fair called Summerfest. Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest music festival in the world, Summerfest attracts around 1,000,000 visitors a year to its twelve stages. Image File history File links A photograph of the Pabst Showcase at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as it looked circa 1994. ... Image File history File links A photograph of the Pabst Showcase at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as it looked circa 1994. ... Summerfest poster for 2004 Summerfest (also known as The Big Gig) is a yearly music festival held at the 75 acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Summerfest poster for 2004 Summerfest (also known as The Big Gig) is a yearly music festival held at the 75 acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. ...


Along with Summerfest, Milwaukee is home to a variety of ethnic and socially themed festivals throughout the summer. Held primarily on the lakefront Summerfest grounds, these festivals span several days (typically Friday plus the weekend) and celebrate Milwaukee's history and diversity. PrideFest-a celebration of Milwaukee's LGBT community-typically kicks off the festival season in early June. The season is concluded with Indian Summer in early September. Polish, Greek, French, Italian, German, African-American, Arab, Irish, Native American, Asian and Mexican heritages are celebrated throughout the summer. Summerfest poster for 2004 Summerfest (also known as The Big Gig) is a yearly music festival held at the 75 acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Greater Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau publishes a schedule of major events.


Music

Main article: Music of Milwaukee

Milwaukee has a long history of musical activity. The first organized musical society, called "Milwaukee Beethoven Society" formed in 1843, three years before the city was incorporated. This was later replaced with the Milwaukee Musical Society. Milwaukee has a long history of musical activity. ...


The large concentrations of German immigrants contributed to the musical character of the city. Saengerbund festivals were held regularly. Also notable is the founding of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in 1899.


More recently, Milwaukee has enjoyed a vibrant history of rock, hip hop, jazz, soul, blues, punk, ska, industrial music, gothic music, electronica and pop music bands. Venues such as Pabst Theater, Marcus Amphitheater, Riverside Theater, The Northern Lights Theater, and The Rave frequently bring internationally-known and critically acclaimed acts to Milwaukee. For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Soul (disambiguation). ... “Blues music” redirects here. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Ska (pron. ... It has been suggested that Chicago Industrial be merged into this article or section. ... Gothic music is a modern take on classical music and opera and has been described as dark sensualism. Gothic music is not inspired by rock n roll or metal and, for this reason, cannot be called Gothic Rock. Examples of Gothic bands are: Black Tape for a Blue Girl Faith... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Electronic music. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Vintage exterior view of the Pabst Theater The Pabst Theater is an indoor concert venue and landmark of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Colloquially known as the Pabst, the theater hosts about 100 events per year. ... Riverside Theater is a concert hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Municipal wireless

Through its Milwaukee Wireless Initiative, the city has contracted with Midwest Fiber Networks to invest $20 million in setting up wireless infrastructure city-wide. Under the plan, the city will designate numerous government and public service websites for free access, and city residents will be able to access unlimited content for a monthly fee. Full wireless coverage was expected by March 2008,[30] but delays have been reported [31]


The city had previously established free wireless networks in two downtown city parks: Cathedral Square and Pere Marquette Park. Cathedral Square is often the name of the square located in front of the main cathedral of a city. ...


Recreation

The Milwaukee County Parks offer many different ways to relax and recharge including grilling, frisbee golf and ice skating.


For those who want to see Milwaukee from the lake, the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is a non-profit organization which offers educational and recreational sailing opportunities. Milwaukee Community Sailing Center The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is a private, non-profit 501c(3) agency. ...


Sports

Main article: Sports in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has a rich history of involvement in professional and nonprofessional sports, going back to the 19th century. Currently, its major sports teams include: Milwaukee, Wisconsin is home to a variety of sports teams and events. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Other nicknames True Blue Brew Crew, The Brew Crew, The Crew, Beermakers Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970–2000) Sick...

Club Sport Founded Current League Stadium
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball 1969 National League (MLB) Miller Park
Milwaukee Bucks Basketball 1968 National Basketball Association Bradley Center
Milwaukee Admirals Hockey 1970 American Hockey League Bradley Center
Milwaukee Wave Indoor soccer 1984 Major Indoor Soccer League U.S. Cellular Arena
Milwaukee Bonecrushers Indoor football (Beginning in 2008) Continental Indoor Football League U.S. Cellular Arena

Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Other nicknames True Blue Brew Crew, The Brew Crew, The Crew, Beermakers Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970–2000) Sick... This article is about the sport. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the sport. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The Bradley Center is an indoor arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Milwaukee Admirals are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Bradley Center is an indoor arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Milwaukee Wave are the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in the United States. ... An indoor soccer game in Mexico. ... This article is about the year. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. The MISL replaced the NPSL which folded in 2001. ... U.S. Cellular Arena (formerly the Milwaukee Arena, MECCA Arena and Wisconsin Center Arena) is an indoor arena located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Milwaukee Bonecrushers are a professional indoor football team. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within basketball gymnasiums and, particularly, ice hockey arenas. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) is a new indoor football league based along the Northeastern United States region. ... U.S. Cellular Arena (formerly the Milwaukee Arena, MECCA Arena and Wisconsin Center Arena) is an indoor arena located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...

Transportation

See also: Milwaukee (Amtrak station)

Two of Wisconsin's main Interstate highways intersect in Milwaukee. Interstate 94 comes north from Chicago to enter Milwaukee and continues west to Madison. Interstate 43 enters Milwaukee from the southwest and continues north to Green Bay. Milwaukee has two branch interstate highways, Interstate 894 and Interstate 794. I-894 extends from the western suburbs to the southern suburbs, bypassing downtown. I-794 extends east from the Marquette Interchange to Lake Michigan before turning south over the Hoan Bridge toward the airport, turning into Highway 794 along the way. Other information Passengers (2006) 481,818 1% Code MKE Milwaukee is a train station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is the northernmost east-west interstate highway, connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain regions of the United States. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 43 Interstate 43 (abbreviated I-43) is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Wisconsin, United States. ... Green Bay is the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Interstate 894 is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Wisconsin, United States. ... Interstate 794 (I-794) is an east-west interstate highway spur route in Milwaukee County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... The Marquette Interchange is in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is where Interstate 94, Interstate 43, and Interstate 794 meet. ... The Hoan Bridge The Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is a tied arch bridge that connects Interstate 794 in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the Lake Freeway across the inner harbor. ... State Trunk Highway 794 (often called Highway 794, STH 794, WIS 794 or Lake Parkway ) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...


Milwaukee is also served by three US highways. U.S. Route 18 provides a link from downtown to points west. U.S. Route 41 and U.S. Route 45 both provide north-south freeway transportation on the western side of the city. Current U.S. Route shield Current U.S. Route shield in California The system of United States Numbered Highways (often called U.S. Routes or U.S. Highways) is an integrated system of roads and highways in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... U.S. Highway 18 (US 18), an east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 41 U.S. Route 41 is a north-south United States Highway that runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami, Florida. ... U.S. Highway 45 is a north-south United States highway. ...


U.S. Route 41, connects the city with the Fox Valley, is being considered for expansion which will qualify it for an upgrade to Interstate status.[citation needed] The proposed Interstate 41 would become Milwaukee's third main Interstate. The Fox River is a river in Wisconsin in the United States. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... The Interstate Highway system is still being expanded. ...


Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, serves Milwaukee, operating its Empire Builder daily in both directions between Chicago Union Station and the Pacific Northwest. The city is also served by the Hiawatha Amtrak express service six times daily between Milwaukee and Chicago. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Empire Builder is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. ... The Great Hall of Chicago Union Station, Daniel Burnham, architect Union Station is a Chicago, Illinois train station which was built 1913–1925, during the time when Chicago reigned as the undisputed railroad center of the United States. ... Hiawatha logo from the Milwaukee Road days Hiawatha (or the Hiawatha Service) is the name of a train route operated by Amtrak on the western shore Lake Michigan, though the name was historically applied to several different routes that extended across the Midwest and out to the Pacific Ocean. ...


The Milwaukee County Transit System provides a bus transit system. In addition, Milwaukee is home to two airports, General Mitchell International Airport on the southern edge of the city, and the smaller Timmerman Field on the north side. The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is the largest transit agency in Wisconsin and ranks among the top 50 transit agencies in the United States. ... “Mitchell Field” redirects here. ... Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (IATA: KMWC, ICAO: MWC), known locally as Timmerman Field, is an airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, owned by Milwaukee County. ...


A tram system known as the Milwaukee Connector was proposed and passed by the common council, but mayor Tom Barrett vetoed the bill over problems of cost and availability. Currently, a 0.5% sales tax is being proposed for the counties of Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha by the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Transit Authority to fund a commuter rail from Kenosha to downtown Milwaukee. The tax would also be used to fund the bus systems in those counties which currently rely on property taxes.[4] Notable people with the name Tom Barrett include: Tom Barrett (entrepreneur) Tom Barrett (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Milwaukee County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Racine County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Kenosha County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ...


In recent years, Milwaukee has become one of the more bicycle friendly cities in the Untied States. In 2006, it obtained bronze-level status from the League of American Bicyclists [5], a rarity for a city its size[6]. The city has over 65 miles of bicycle lanes and trails, most of which run alongside or near its rivers and Lake Michigan. --67. ...


Media

Milwaukee's leading newspaper is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The most prominent weekly is Shepherd Express, a free publication. Other local newspapers, city guides and magazines with large distributions include M Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, MKE (magazine), The Onion, and Riverwest Currents. OnMilwaukee.com is an online magazine providing news and events. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Shepherd Express is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Milwaukee Magazine is a monthly publication serving the Milwaukee metropolitan area. ... mke is a weekly tabloid published in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Journal Communications. ... The Onion is a United States-based parody newspaper published weekly in print and daily online. ... OnMilwaukee. ...


Milwaukee's major network television affiliates are WTMJ 4 (NBC), WITI 6 (Fox), WISN 12 (ABC), WVTV 18 (CW), WCGV 24 (MyNetworkTV), and WDJT 58 (CBS). Spanish language programming is on WBWT 38 (Azteca America) and WYTU-LP 63 (Telemundo). Milwaukee's public broadcasting stations are WMVS 10 and WMVT 36. A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... WTMJ-TV, Todays TMJ4 is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article is about the television network. ... WITI-TV , FOX6 Milwaukee, is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... WISN-TV is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WVTV (Channel 18) is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States, with a total of 62 stations across the country in 39 small and medium markets. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... WDJT-TV is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WBWT-LP (Channel 38) is a new television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... TV Azteca is a Mexican television network. ... WYTU-LP (Channel 63) is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... For information on Channels 10 and 36 individually, see WMVS and WMVT Milwaukee Public Television is the branding name for the alliance between two Milwaukee based PBS affiliates: WMVS, Channel 10, and WMVT, Channel 36. ... WMVS-TV (Channel 10) is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... WMVT-TV (Channel 36) is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Other television stations in the Milwaukee market include WMKE 7 (America One), WVCY 30 (FN), WMLW 41 (Independent), WJJA 49 (HSN), WWRS 52 (TBN), and WPXE 55 (ION) WMKE-CA is the MTV2 affiliate for Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States. ... America One is a minor over-the-air television network in the United States. ... WVCY-TV is an independent religious television station in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin viewing area; it broadcasts on channel 30 (on digital television, channel 22). ... FamilyNet is a television network based in Fort Worth, Texas. ... WMLW-CA (Channel 41) is a LPTV independent television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... WJJA, channel 49, is a full powered independent television station serving the Greater Milwaukee area. ... Home Shopping Network In GSM, HSN stands for Hopping Sequence Number. ... WWRS-TV (Channel 52), is the Trinity Broadcasting Network religious television affiliate serving the Milwaukee metropolitan area and surrounding rural areas. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the worlds largest Christian television network, with a larger U.S. viewership than its three main competitor networks combined. ... WPXE, i 55 is the i O&O station for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the city of license thirty miles south in Kenosha; however the transmitter is actually located in northern Racine County, with station offices in Milwaukee. ... ION Television is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name PAX TV (early on in its development, it was called PaxNet). ...


There are numerous radio stations throughout Milwaukee and the surrounding area.


See also:

Here is a following list of broadcast television stations in Wisconsin. ... This is a partial list of radio stations in Wisconsin divided by Arbitron markets. ...

Sister cities

The city of Milwaukee has four sister cities, while Milwaukee County has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc (SCI) and Milwaukee's Sister Cities:[32][33] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...


City of Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Connacht County: Dáil Éireann: Galway West European Parliament: North-West Dialling Code: 091 Postal District(s): G Area: 50. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Schwerin is a town in northern Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tanzania. ... Morogoro is a city with an urban population of 206,868 (2002 census) in the southern highlands of Tanzania, 190 km west of Dar es Salaam. ...

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See also

This is a list of mayors of Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Categories: Lists of mayors | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Wisconsin politicians ... Heather Graham This is a List of Milwaukeeans, notable citizens of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Flag of Milwaukee The official flag of Milwaukee was adopted in 1955. ... The official seal of Milwaukee displays various symbols of Milwaukee. ... Sewer Socialism was a Socialist movement that began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and existed from around 1892 to 1940. ... Third Coast is a term sometimes used in the United States for regions other than the East Coast and the West Coast, which are commonly seen as centers of American popular culture. ... Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...

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Brookfield° | Brown Deer | Caledonia | Cedarburg° | Cudahy° | Delafield° | Franklin° | Germantown | Glendale° | Grafton | Greendale | Greenfield° | Menomonee Falls | Mequon° | Muskego° | New Berlin° | Oak Creek° | Oconomowoc° | Pewaukee° | Richfield* | Shorewood | South Milwaukee° | Waukesha° | Wauwatosa° | West Allis° | Whitefish Bay | Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wisconsin. ... See also: Brookfield (town), Wisconsin Brookfield is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Brown Deer is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Caledonia is a town located in Racine County, Wisconsin. ... Cedarburg is a city in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Cudahy is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Delafield is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, along the Bark River. ... Franklin is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Germantown is a village in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Glendale is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Grafton is a village located in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. ... The Historic Trimborn Farm Greendale is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, with a 2005 population of 13,860. ... Greenfield is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Wisconsin: Greenfield, La Crosse County, Wisconsin Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Greenfield, Monroe County, Wisconsin Greenfield, Sauk County, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mequon is a city located in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. ... Muskego is a city located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... New Berlin is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Oak Creek is a city located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... Oconomowoc is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Pewaukee is a city located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Richfield is a town located in Washington County, Wisconsin. ... Shorewood is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... South Milwaukee is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Waukesha is a city in and the county seat of Waukesha CountyGR6, Wisconsin, United States. ... Village of Wauwatosa along the banks of the Menomonee River Wauwatosa is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Wisconsin State Fair West Allis is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Whitefish Bay is a village in Milwaukee County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...

(less than 10,000 inhabitants)

Bayside | Big Bend | Brookfield* | Butler | Chenequa | Dousman | Elm Grove | Fox Point | Genesee* | Hales Corners | Hartland | Ixonia* | Lac La Belle | Lannon | Lisbon* | Merton | Mukwonago | Nashotah | North Prairie | Pewaukee | Oconomowoc Lake | Okauchee Lake§ | Ottawa* | River Hills | Saukville | Saint Francis° | Summit* | Sussex | Thiensville | Vernon* | Wales | West Milwaukee | Bayside (zip code 53217) is a village located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... Big Bend is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Brookfield is a town located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Butler is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Chenequa is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Dousman is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Elm Grove is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Fox Point is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Genesee is a town located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Hales Corners is a village located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... Hartland is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Ixonia is a town located in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. ... Lac La Belle is a village located mostly in Waukesha County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Lannon is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Lisbon is a town located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Merton is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Location of Mukwonago, Wisconsin Mukwonago water tower Interstate 43 at Mukwonago Mukwonago River Mukwonago is a village in Wisconsin. ... Nashotah is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... The Village of North Prairie municipal building. ... Pewaukee is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Oconomowoc Lake is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Okauchee Lake is a census-designated place located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Ottawa is a town located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... River Hills is a village located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... Saukville is a village located in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. ... St. ... Summit is a town located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Sussex is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Thiensville is a village located in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. ... Vernon is a town located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Wales is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. ... West Milwaukee is a village located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ...

Counties

Jefferson | Milwaukee | Ozaukee | Racine | Washington | Waukesha | Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Milwaukee County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Ozaukee County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Racine County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Waukesha County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ...

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