- Hales Corners, Wisconsin
official_name = Hales Corners, Wisconsin
settlement_type = Village
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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area_total_km2 = 8.3
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area_total_sq_mi = 3.2
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population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 7765
population_density_km2 = 936.2
population_density_sq_mi = 2424.7
timezone = Central (CST)
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timezone_DST = CDT
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elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 238
elevation_ft = 781
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Hales Corners is a village in Milwaukee County,
Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,765 at the 2000 census.
Hales Corners is located at coor dms|42|56|29|N|88|3|4|W|city (42.941264, -88.051211)GR|1 in southwestern Milwaukee County. It is bounded by Greenfield on the north, Greendale on the east, Franklin on the south, and New Berlin and Muskego in Waukesha County on the west.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,765 people, 3,260 households, and 2,122 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 2,424.7 people per square mile (936.9/km²). There were 3,377 housing units at an average density of 1,054.5/sq mi (407.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.15% White, 0.22% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.09% of the population.
There were 3,260 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $54,536, and the median income for a family was $66,136. Males had a median income of $42,175 versus $33,237 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $25,354. About 0.3% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
W. Ben Hunt(1888-1970) was born in the town of Greenfield, Wisconsin. He and his wife moved to Hales Corners in 1920 to live in the house he had designed on Janesville Road.
Ben Hunt was a leader in the outdoor movement and in the reintroduction of pioneer skills. He introduced subjects such as rustic woodworking, whittling and carving, metal working, and historic Indian crafts and lore as hobbies and handicrafts for fun and leisure-time activities. He was involved with the Boy Scouts on a local and national level.
Ben Hunt and his cabin are known throughout the world. His writings, with his knowledge and homespun philosophy, have been printed in 26 languages. He wrote more than 20 books and 1000 magazine articles. His books on whittling and crafts have been popular for over half a century and some are still available on Amazon.com. Under the pen names Lone Eagle and Whittlin' Jim, Ben Hunt was a regular contributor to Boy's Life magazine, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America. [http://www.historichalescorners.org/hchs4.htm]
Points of interest
* [http://www.halescornerschamber.org/ Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce]
Boerner Botanical Gardens
* [http://www.stmaryhc.org/about/contactus.php St. Mary Catholic Church]
* Hales Corners Lutheran Church http://www.hcl.org/
* [http://www.mcfls.org/halescorners/ Hales Corners Library]
* [http://www.historichalescorners.org/ Hales Corners Historical Society (Including W. Ben Hunt Cabin)]
* [http://www.halescorners.org Village of Hales Corners]
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