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West Allis, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of West Allis had a population of 60,464 as of July 1, 2016. West Allis ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Allis is located at latitude 43.0072 and longitude -88.029 in Milwaukee County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Allis (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Milwaukee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 728 feet.

The City of West Allis (GNIS ID: 1584397) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Allis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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West Allis, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 60,464
Population in Households 59,658
Population in Familes 42,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 806
Population Density1 5,310
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 27,338
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 14,467
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,625 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,713 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,264 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $154,812
Average Home Value $158,407


Median Household Income $44,317
Average Household Income $54,794
Per Capita Income $25,009
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.07%
Households -0.07% 0.01%
Families -0.15% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Allis, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Allis to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 99th
Population Density1 # 4 100th
Diversity Index2 # 49 94th
Median Household Income # 540 30th
Per Capita Income # 432 44th

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