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

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named West Bend. For links to other places called West Bend, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of West Bend is 43.425N. The longitude is -88.183W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,932.


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Median household income
Local
$48,315
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Bend demographic reports
West Bend is on the Milwaukee River
Former and merged names include:
· Barton
· Salisbury's Mills
Public transportation: Washington County Commuter Express (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Washington County Fair - July 24-29, 2007
  • Fair To Remember - Oct. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check West Bend web sites and events links in the sections below.
West Bend attractions: Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary
Historic sites and museums: Old Courthouse Square Museum, West Bend Art Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Wisconsin Washington County
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about West Bend demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington 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 53095 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

49% of West Bend residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Bend ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Bend was $22,116, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of West Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
West Bend festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in West Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,171.


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Libraries

Libraries in West Bend include West Bend Community Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in West Bend include West Bend Daily News

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Politics

Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Bend political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for West Bend workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Bend between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in West Bend include Americinn of West Bend, Country Inn & Suites, Super 8.

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