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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Bend was $22,116, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of West Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in West Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,171.
Libraries in West Bend include West Bend Community Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in West Bend include West Bend Daily News
Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Bend political report.
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.
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