Milwaukee

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Milwaukee
City of Milwaukee
Clockwise from top: Milwaukee skyline from Discovery World, downtown at night along the Milwaukee Riverwalk, inside the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee City Hall, Burns Commons in the East Side neighborhood, and the historic Mitchell Building
Clockwise from top: Milwaukee skyline from Discovery World, downtown at night along the Milwaukee Riverwalk, inside the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee City Hall, Burns Commons in the East Side neighborhood, and the historic Mitchell Building
Flag of Milwaukee
Flag
Official seal of Milwaukee
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Cream City,[1] Brew City,[2] Beer Capital of the World,[3] Miltown,[4] The Mil, MKE, The City of Festivals,[5] The German Athens of America,[6] The 414[7]
Location within Milwaukee County
Location within Milwaukee County
Milwaukee is located in Wisconsin
Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Location within Wisconsin
Milwaukee is located in the United States
Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Location within the United States
Milwaukee is located in North America
Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Milwaukee (North America)
Coordinates: 43°03′N 87°57′W / 43.05°N 87.95°W / 43.05; -87.95Coordinates: 43°03′N 87°57′W / 43.05°N 87.95°W / 43.05; -87.95
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountiesMilwaukee, Washington, Waukesha
IncorporatedJanuary 31, 1846; 175 years ago (1846-01-31)
Government
 • TypeStrong mayor-council
 • MayorTom Barrett (D)
Area
 • City96.81 sq mi (250.75 km2)
 • Land96.18 sq mi (249.12 km2)
 • Water0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
Elevation
617 ft (188 m)
Population
 • City577,222
 • Rank31st in the United States
1st in Wisconsin
 • Density6,001.48/sq mi (2,317.04/km2)
 • Metro1,574,731 (40th)
Demonym(s)Milwaukeean
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
53172, 53201–53216, 53218–53228, 53233–53234, 53237, 53259, 53263, 53267–53268, 53274, 53278, 53288, 53290, 53293, 53295
Area code(s)414
FIPS code55-53000[11]
GNIS feature ID1577901[12]
Major airportMilwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
InterstatesI-41 (WI).svg I-43 (WI).svg I-94.svg
U.S. RoutesUS 18.svg US 41.svg US 45.svg
Websitecity.milwaukee.gov

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is also the 31st largest city in the United States. The city is the county seat of Milwaukee County. It is on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, and is about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Chicago. As of 2009, about 604,133 people lived in Milwaukee.[13] Part of Milwaukee is in Washington County. Tom Barrett has been the mayor since 2004.

The city got its name from the Indian word "millioke", which is thought to mean "the good land" or "gathering place by the water".[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. Henzl, Ann-Elise (27 December 2019). "How Milwaukee Got The Nickname 'Cream City'". wuwm.com. WUWM. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  2. "Official Brew City Map". visitmilwaukee.org. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  3. "Milwaukee: Beer Capital of the World". beerhistory.com. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  4. Snyder, Molly (30 August 2008). "Nicknames for Milwaukee and Wisconsin". onmilwaukee.com. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  5. "The City of Festivals". visitmilwaukee.org. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  6. Tolzmann, Don Heinrich. "A Center of German Culture, Milwaukee, Wisconsin". gamhof.org. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  7. Tarnoff, Andy (14 April 2021). "The 411 on the 414 area code". onmilwaukee.com. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  8. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  9. "QuickFacts: Milwaukee city, Wisconsin". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  10. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  11. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  13. Bill Glauber and Ben Poston (June 22, 2010). "Milwaukee sees small surge in population - JSOnline". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  14. "Milwaukee County, Wisconsin: History and Information". e-referencedesk.com. 2011 [last update]. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)