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Big Bend is a village in Waukesha County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area.
The community was named for the river bend
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Big Bend. For links to other places called Big Bend, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Big Bend is 42.881N. The longitude is -88.206W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 820 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,276.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Bend demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Waukesha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Milwaukee area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53103 ZIP code.
41% of Big Bend residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Bend ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Bend was $22,072, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Big Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Big Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $553. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,094.
Libraries in Big Bend include Big Bend Village Library ... View libraries
Waukesha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Bend political report.
The average commute time for Big Bend workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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