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West Bend is a town in Washington County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area. [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 43.395N. The longitude is -88.231W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,093 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,834.
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, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53086 ZIP code.
46% 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 $33,097, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of West Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $510. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,451.
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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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