- Shorewood, Wisconsin
official_name = Shorewood, Wisconsin
settlement_type = Village
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Shorewood, Wisconsin
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 4.1
area_land_km2 = 4.1
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.6
area_land_sq_mi = 1.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 13763
population_density_km2 = 3320.3
population_density_sq_mi = 8599.5
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 207
elevation_ft = 679
latd = 43 |latm = 5 |lats = 31 |latNS = N
longd = 87 |longm = 53 |longs = 11 |longEW = W
Shorewood is a village in Milwaukee County,
Wisconsin, United States. The population was 13,763 at the 2000 census.
Shorewood is located at coor dms|43|5|31|N|87|53|11|W|city (43.092061, -87.886333).GR|1 It is bordered by
Milwaukeeto the south and west, Whitefish Bay, WIto the north, and Lake Michiganto the east.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,763 people, 6,539 households, and 3,328 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 8,599.5 people per square mile (3,321.2/km²). There were 6,696 housing units at an average density of 4,183.9/sq mi (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 incomefor 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.
*The 329 meter high
WITI TV Tower, was once one of the tallest lattice towers in the world.Fact|date=April 2007
*Hayek's Pharmacy is a drugstore located at 4001 N. Downer Ave, the old interior of which was featured on the cover of the
Images of Americabook on Shorewood's historic buildings. Downer is the oldest retail building in Shorewood, dating back to the turn of the 20th century.Fact|date=April 2007
* Ravenna Park, the old Amusement Park that was abandoned 34 years after opening [http://www.villageofshorewood.org/ravenna.htm]
Notable current and former residents of Shorewood include:
Bill Carollo, National Football Leaguereferee
John Fiedler(1925-2005) voice actorand character actorin stage, film, televisionand radio, perhaps best remembered for two roles: the voice of Piglet in Disney's many Winnie the Poohproductions and the role of Mr. Peterson, nervous patient on " The Bob Newhart Show". [O'Donnell, Michelle. [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/27/movies/27fiedler.html "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."]
U.S. Supreme CourtChief Justice William Rehnquist, while born in Milwaukee, grew up in Shorewood, and was a 1941 graduate of Shorewood High School.
Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, and Jim Abrahams, co-directors of movies such as " Airplane!" and " Top Secret!" grew up in Shorewood. (One scene in "Top Secret!" features a bogus national anthem of East Germany, with a tune lifted from Shorewood High School's fight song.)
* [http://www.villageofshorewood.org/ Village of Shorewood]
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