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West Allis is a city in Milwaukee County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area.

The community was named after Allis-Chalmers, which opened a plant here before the village incorporated.

The latitude of West Allis is 43.016N. The longitude is -88.006W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 728 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 60,192.


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Median household income
Local
$39,394
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Allis demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 166. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Liberace, pianist
· Dan Jansen, Olympic medallist
· Chris Witty, Olympic medallist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Western Days - June 14-17, 2007
  • Wisconsin State Fair - Aug. 2-12, 2007
  • Harvest Fair & World Beef Expo - Sept. 21-23, 2007
  • Gi Wse Gises Pow Wow - Nov. 2-4, 2007
  • Trainfest - Nov. 10-11, 2007
  • Winter Pow-wow - March 3-4, 2007
  • Cinco de Mayo Springfest - May 5-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check West Allis web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 40

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35% of West Allis residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Allis ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Allis was $20,914, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of West Allis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Allis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $517.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,013.


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Libraries in West Allis include West Allis Public Library ... View libraries

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Milwaukee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Allis political report.

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The average commute time for West Allis workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Allis between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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