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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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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.
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.
Libraries in West Allis include West Allis Public Library ... View libraries
Milwaukee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Allis political report.
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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