Shorewood, Wisconsin
Location of Shorewood in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°5′31″N 87°53′11″W / 43.09194°N 87.88639°W / 43.09194; -87.88639Coordinates: 43°5′31″N 87°53′11″W / 43.09194°N 87.88639°W / 43.09194; -87.88639
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyMilwaukee
Area
 • Total1.59 sq mi (4.12 km2)
 • Land1.59 sq mi (4.12 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation679 ft (207 m)
Population
 • Total13,162
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
13,145
 • Density8,267.30/sq mi (3,192.74/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)414
FIPS code55-73725[5]
GNIS feature ID1574071[2]
Websitevillageofshorewood.org

Shorewood is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 13,162 at the 2010 census. Howell Raines of The New York Times said in 1979 that "[t]his maple-studded town on Lake Michigan dotes on its reputation as Milwaukee's most liberal suburb."[6]

History

As the area was settled, it known by many names including Mechanicsville in 1836, Humboldt in 1850, and Cementville in 1876.[7] Shorewood formally seceded from the Town of Milwaukee in 1900 and was named East Milwaukee until changing to its present name in 1917.[8]

Geography

Shorewood is located at 43°05′31″N 87°53′11″W / 43.092061°N 87.886333°W / 43.092061; -87.886333 (43.092061, -87.886333).[9]

Nestled between the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan, Shorewood is bordered by the City of Milwaukee to the south and west and Whitefish Bay to the north. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.59 square miles (4.12 km2), all of it land.[10]

Shorewood's border to the west stops at the Milwaukee River's edge according to the Village Charter, unlike most river municipal boundaries that are set at the middle of the river.[11]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910707
19202,650274.8%
193013,479408.6%
194015,18412.6%
195016,1996.7%
196015,990−1.3%
197015,576−2.6%
198014,327−8.0%
199014,116−1.5%
200013,763−2.5%
201013,162−4.4%
2019 (est.)13,145[4]−0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 13,162 people, 6,381 households, and 3,109 families living in the village. The population density was 8,278.0 inhabitants per square mile (3,196.2/km2). There were 6,750 housing units at an average density of 4,245.3 per square mile (1,639.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 88.1% White, 2.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 6,381 households, of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.3% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the village was 37.2 years. 19.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 13% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 13,763 people, 6,539 households, and 3,328 families living in the village. The population density was 8,599.5 people per square mile (3,321.2/km2), the highest in the state of Wisconsin. There were 6,696 housing units at an average density of 4,183.9 per square mile (1,615.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.43% White, 2.41% African American, 0.23% Native American, 3.19% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.51% of the population.

There were 6,539 households, out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.1% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,224, and the median income for a family was $67,589. Males had a median income of $47,616 versus $34,294 for females. The per capita income for the village was $32,950. About 3.8% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Shorewood School District maintains four public schools:

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee maintains one Catholic school in Shorewood, St. Robert School, which serves kindergarten through grade 8.

Landmarks and notable buildings

Notable people

References

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  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Raines, Howell. "Whites Grow Reluctant to Back Integration Steps; Overshadowed by Other Events." The New York Times. December 2, 1979. Section not stated, Page 1. Retrieved on November 5, 2011.
  7. ^ "Shorewood Wisconsin Historical Society". www.shorewoodhistory.org. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  8. ^ Shorewood Historical Society "Village History", Shorewood, Wisconsin Historical Society, 2009, Retrieved 17-01-2010.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  11. ^ Swanson, Carl. "Lost Milwaukee: How a Riverside Roadway Was Stopped". Urban Milwaukee. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ a b Milwaukee County Landmarks: Shorewood. Milwaukee County Historical Society. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  14. ^ "Shorewood Parks" Archived 2010-10-14 at the Wayback Machine, Village Of Shorewood. Retrieved 2010-07-11
  15. ^ Shorewood Historical Society, "Historical Markers", n.d. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
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  17. ^ Shorewood Historical Society (Shorewood, Wis.). (2000). Shorewood, Wisconsin: Images of America. Chicago, IL: Arcadia. ISBN 0-7385-0713-X.
  18. ^ Rumage, Jeff. "Hayek's Pharmacy closes after 100 years in Shorewood". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  19. ^ Bruce, Geoff. "See the mysterious Ghost Train as it makes its annual odyssey through Shorewood". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  20. ^ Newsday, Journal Sentinel staff. "Shorewood actress earns Tony nomination", "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel", May 4, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
  21. ^ "Dickey Chapelle", Wisconsin Historical Society, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
  22. ^ O'Donnell, Michelle. "John Fiedler, 80, Stage Actor and Film Voice of Pooh's Piglet, Dies", New York Times, June 27, 2005. Accessed December 15, 2007. "He graduated from Shorewood High School in 1943 and enlisted in the United States Navy, serving stateside until World War II's end."
  23. ^ Singer Judy Tyler dies in car crash