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St. Francis, Wisconsin

Saint Francis, Wisconsin
City
Location of St. Francis, Wisconsin
Location of St. Francis, Wisconsin
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Area[1]
 • Total 2.55 sq mi (6.60 km2)
 • Land 2.55 sq mi (6.60 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 9,365
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 9,540
 • Density 3,672.5/sq mi (1,418.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 414
FIPS code 55-70650[5]
GNIS feature ID 1572924[2]
Website www.stfranciswi.org

St. Francis is an American city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The population was 9,365 at the 2010 census.

History

The city took its name from St. Francis Seminary, founded by Archbishop John Henni, the first Archbishop of Milwaukee, who placed it under the patronage of Francis de Sales, the first Catholic bishop of Switzerland after the Swiss Reformation.[6]

Geography

St. Francis is located at (42.969615, -87.876745).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.55 square miles (6.60 km2), all of it land.[1] It is located directly south and east of the City of Milwaukee, directly west of Lake Michigan, and directly north of Cudahy, Wisconsin. Milwaukee's primary airport, General Mitchell International Airport, is bordered on one side by St. Francis.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 9,365 people, 4,494 households, and 2,210 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,672.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,418.0/km2). There were 4,828 housing units at an average density of 1,893.3 per square mile (731.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.8% White, 2.7% African American, 1.0% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 2.8% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.4% of the population.

There were 4,494 households of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.8% were non-families. 42.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 42 years. 15.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 8,662 people, 4,050 households, and 2,158 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,421.7 people per square mile (1,321.9/km²). There were 4,193 housing units at an average density of 1,656.4 per square mile (639.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.77% White, 0.97% African American, 0.88% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.53% of the population.

There were 4,050 households out of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.7% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,721, and the median income for a family was $49,896. Males had a median income of $37,013 versus $27,129 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,837. About 2.7% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Saint Francis School District, which provides public education for the area, includes three schools: Willow Glen (kindergarten - 3rd Grade); Deer Creek (4th - 8th grade); and Saint Francis High School (9th - 12th grade). Another High School in the City of Saint Francis is St. Thomas More High School.

Religion

St. Francis Seminary

St. Francis Seminary was established in what is now the city in 1845. The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi established their headquarters there in the mid-19th century.

Notable residents

References

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External links

  • City of St. Francis
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