Brown Deer, Wisconsin
official_name = Brown Deer, Wisconsin
settlement_type = Village
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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area_total_km2 = 11.4
area_land_km2 = 11.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 4.4
area_land_sq_mi = 4.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 12170
population_density_km2 = 1068.8
population_density_sq_mi = 2768.1
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 211
elevation_ft = 692
latd = 43 |latm = 10 |lats = 22 |latNS = N
longd = 87 |longm = 58 |longs = 40 |longEW = W
Brown Deer is a
villagein Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 12,170 at the 2000 census. The village incorporated on January 20, 1955from a portion of the former town of Granville. [ [http://www.browndeerwi.org/History&Tour/history.htm "VILLAGE HISTORY"] , from the Village of Brown Deer, Wisconsin website]
Brown Deer is located at coor dms|43|10|22|N|87|58|40|W|city (43.172858, -87.977899)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 12,170 people, 5,134 households, and 3,249 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 2,768.1 people per square mile (1,067.9/km²). There were 5,335 housing units at an average density of 1,213.5/sq mi (468.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 82.04% White, 12.51% African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.62% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.14% of the population.
Brown Deer is one of only two Milwaukee suburbs (Racine being the other) where African-Americans make up at least 10% of the general population.
There were 5,134 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the village the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $50,847, and the median income for a family was $60,335. Males had a median income of $41,686 versus $31,463 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $25,628. About 2.4% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
Dean Elementary Schoolis located on N. 55th Street. Serving kindergarten through 4th grade. Brown Deer Middle Schoolis located on N. 60th Street. Serving 5th through 8th grades. Brown Deer High Schoolis located on N. 60th Street. There are up to 700 students on the roll in grades 9-12. [ [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/wi/224 Great schools] ] The school's sports teams are known as "The Falcons".
The Brown Deer Falcons are a part of the Woodland Conference. Formerly in the Parkland Conference, the Falcons moved to the Woodland Conference after the 2005 school year. The Falcons have won many conference and state championships. The most recent state championship was in girls track in 2007, and the most recent conference championship was by the boys football and basketball team in 2007/8. The football team went undefeated in 2004 and won the conference championship; additionally, they won their first playoff game in school history. The Falcons' rival schools are the Pewaukee Pirates, the New Berlin Eisenhower Lions, and the Wauwatosa West Trojans. Brown Deer was also home to now Houston Rocket,
Steve Novak, who was the 2001-2002 Gatorade Wisconsin State Player of the Year for basketball.
August 15, 1981, swimmer Robin Leamybroke the 50 metres freestyle world record at the village's local pool with a time of 22.54 seconds. The record stood for almost four years.
* [http://www.browndeerwi.org/ Village of Brown Deer website]
* [http://www.browndeer.schoolfusion.us/ Brown Deer School District Website]
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