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Fox Point, Wisconsin
—  Village  —
Location of Fox Point, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°9′37″N 87°54′14″W / 43.16028°N 87.90389°W / 43.16028; -87.90389
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
 - Total 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 - Land 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 686 ft (209 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,012
 - Density 2,399.3/sq mi (926.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-27075[2]
GNIS feature ID 1565227[1]

Fox Point is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,012 at the 2000 census.

Fox Point is located along the North Shore area of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is named after a small point extending into Lake Michigan. Mainly residential, Fox Point is also home to the RiverPoint Village shopping center at the far northwest end of the village.



Fox Point is located at 43°9′37″N 87°54′14″W / 43.16028°N 87.90389°W / 43.16028; -87.90389 (43.160409, -87.903994)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,012 people, 2,825 households, and 1,988 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,399 people per square mile (927.2/km²). There were 2,910 housing units at an average density of 995.7/sq mi (384.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.55% White, 1.21% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 2,825 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males. Fox Point has one of the largest Jewish populations in Wisconsin.

The median income for a household in the village was $80,572, and the median income for a family was $94,348. Males had a median income of $77,850 versus $38,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $48,469. About 1.8% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.


The entrance to the village on Lake Drive

The government of the Village of Fox Point consists of a village board, and its committees, which monitor aspects of village government performance. The board consists of six trustees and a president, who are elected to serve three-year terms. The current president is Micheal A. West, whose term will expire in April, 2011. The board has three committees: a finance committee of three members, which oversees economic matters; an audit committee with three trustees and two residents who assist the finance committee; and a three-member administration committee, which oversees new village laws. Other committees, boards, and commissions include the board of appeals, board of police commissioners, board of reviews, building board, board of ethics, the fair housing commission, and the historic preservation committee. The North-Shore Public Library Board is a multi-municipal body with representatives from Fox Point, Bayside, Glendale, and Brown Deer. In Fox Point the president appoints a trustee and a resident to serve.


For students in kindergarten through 8th grade, Fox Point is part of two school districts: the Fox Point-Bayside School District and the Maple Dale-Indian Hills School District. Both school distircts are feeders for Nicolet High School.


The Chipstone Foundation has its headquarters in Fox Point.

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