Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. The seat of the eponymous county, it is on Lake Michigan's western shore. Ranked by its estimated 2014 population, Milwaukee was the 31st largest city in the United States; the city's estimated population in 2017 was 595,351. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee metropolitan area which had a population of 2,043,904 in the 2014 census estimate, it is the second-most densely populated metropolitan area in the Midwest, surpassed only by Chicago. Milwaukee is considered a Gamma global city as categorized by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network with a regional GDP of over $105 billion; the first Europeans to pass through the area were French Catholic Jesuit missionaries, who were ministering to Native Americans, fur traders. In 1818, the French Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settled in the area, in 1846, Juneau's town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the city of Milwaukee.
Large numbers of German immigrants arrived during the late 1840s, after the German revolutions, with Poles and other eastern European immigrants arriving in the following decades. Milwaukee is known for its brewing traditions, begun with the German immigrants. Beginning in the early 21st century, the city has been undergoing its largest construction boom since the 1960s. Major new additions to the city in the past two decades include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Wisconsin Center, Miller Park, the Milwaukee Streetcar, an expansion to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena; the Fiserv Forum opened in late 2018. The name "Milwaukee" comes from an Algonquian word millioke, meaning "good", "beautiful" and "pleasant land" or "gathering place "; the name has a less pleasant connotation in the Menominee language, where it is called Māēnāēwah, "some misfortune happens". Indigenous cultures lived along the waterways for thousands of years.
The first recorded inhabitants of the Milwaukee area are the historic Menominee, Mascouten, Sauk and Ojibwe. Many of these people had lived around Green Bay before migrating to the Milwaukee area around the time of European contact. In the second half of the 18th century, the Native Americans living near Milwaukee played a role in all the major European wars on the American continent. During the French and Indian War, a group of "Ojibwas and Pottawattamies from the far Michigan" joined the French-Canadian Daniel Liénard de Beaujeu at the Battle of the Monongahela. In the American Revolutionary War, the Native Americans around Milwaukee were some of the few groups to ally with the rebel Continentals. After the Revolutionary War, the Native Americans fought the United States in the Northwest Indian War as part of the Council of Three Fires. During the War of 1812, they held a council in Milwaukee in June 1812, which resulted in their decision to attack Chicago in retaliation against American expansion.
This resulted in the Battle of Fort Dearborn on August 15, 1812, the only known armed conflict in the Chicago area. This battle convinced the American government that the Native Americans had to be removed from their land. After being attacked in the Black Hawk War in 1832, the Native Americans in Milwaukee signed the Treaty of Chicago with the United States in 1833. In exchange for their ceding their lands in the area, they were to receive monetary payments and lands west of the Mississippi in Indian Territory. Europeans had arrived in the Milwaukee area prior to the 1833 Treaty of Chicago. French missionaries and traders first passed through the area in the late 18th centuries. Alexis Laframboise, in 1785, coming from Michilimackinac settled a trading post. Early explorers called the Milwaukee River and surrounding lands various names: Melleorki, Mahn-a-waukie and Milwaucki, in efforts to transliterate the native terms. For many years, printed records gave the name as "Milwaukie". One story of Milwaukee's name says, ne day during the thirties of the last century a newspaper calmly changed the name to Milwaukee, Milwaukee it has remained until this day.
The spelling "Milwaukie" lives on in Milwaukie, named after the Wisconsin city in 1847, before the current spelling was universally accepted. Milwaukee has three "founding fathers": Solomon Juneau, Byron Kilbourn, George H. Walker. Solomon Juneau was the first of the three to come to the area, in 1818, he founded. In competition with Juneau, Byron Kilbourn established Kilbourntown west of the Milwaukee River, he ensured. This accounts for the large number of angled bridges. Further, Kilbourn distributed maps of the area which only showed Kilbourntown, implying Juneautown did not exist or the river's east side was uninhabited and thus undesirable; the third prominent developer was George H. Walker, he claimed land to the south of the Milwaukee River, along with Juneautown, where he built a log house in 1834. This area became known as Walker's Point; the first large wave of settlement to the areas that would become Milwaukee County and the City of Milwaukee began in 1835, following removal of the tribes in the Co
Mequon is a city in Ozaukee County, United States. The population was 23,132 at the 2010 census; the area was inhabited by Native Americans. European trappers and traders used the Milwaukee River through the middle of what is now Mequon as a means of transportation; the name "Mequon" is thought to have come from a Native-American word "Emikwaan" or "Miguan," meaning ladle, referring to the shape of the river in the area. The spelling was influenced by the French in the area at the time. Alternatively, the name may come from an Algonquin word meaning "feather", as suggested by the current Menominee name of the town, Mēkon. In 1833, poverty forced the Potawotami to sell this land along with all their other land holdings in southeastern Wisconsin, they had hoped that allying themselves with the United States in the Black Hawk War would help them maintain their land, but these hopes proved futile. Following the treaty, the Potawotami were illegally forced out of the territory before the eight year grace period guaranteed in the treaty had ended.
The expulsion of the Potawotami opened up the land for white settlement, so between 1834 and 1836, a surveyor named Brink, along with his assistant Mr. Follett, surveyed the land to create the Town of Mequon; the Menominee sold their land in the area in the Treaty of the Cedars in 1836. Around this time, settlers came from New York and England, soon followed by German and Irish immigrants. In 1839, a group of immigrants from Saxony settled near the Milwaukee River. In the same year, twenty families from Pomerania founded Freistadt in the western part of the Town of Mequon; the first Lutheran church in Wisconsin was built by these families in 1840. John Weston served as the first postmaster of the Town of Mequon, having settled in present-day Thiensville in 1837, he sold his holdings to John Henry Thien. Thien, a wealthy immigrant from Saxony, had traveled north from Milwaukee and settled along the Milwaukee River, where his family built a dam and grist mill. Thien hosted the first town meeting for the Town of Mequon in 1846.
The area around his estate, one square mile in the middle of the Town of Mequon, was incorporated as the village of Thiensville in 1910. The Town of Mequon was incorporated as a city in 1957. Mequon is located at 43°13′27″N 87°57′36″W, about 15 miles north of Milwaukee, lying along the western shore of Lake Michigan, it is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Though much of the population lives in residential areas half of the land within the city's boundaries is undeveloped or farmed. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.77 square miles, of which, 46.28 square miles is land and 2.49 square miles is water. As of 2005, Mequon was the third-largest city in terms of land area in the state of Wisconsin. Freistadt is a neighborhood of the city of Mequon; the community's name means "free city" in German. In the Town of Mequon, the area was added to the City of Mequon through annexation. In early October 1839 20 families settled here to found the colony of Freistadt.
Prompted by religious persecution in their homeland of Pomerania, the group sought and found a religious haven in Wisconsin. The community was home to the first Lutheran church in Wisconsin. In 1845, the synod known as the Lutheran Synod of Buffalo, was organized here.. The church in Freistadt became a part of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in 1848; the first log cabin was located southwest of the present church building. The congregation purchased 40 acres of land and in the spring of 1840 built the first Lutheran church in the state of Wisconsin; the log building, 30 by 20 feet, was used as a school. The first pastor of the congregation was L. F. E. Krause; the Lutheran Buffalo Synod was organized at Trinity in June 1845. Since 1848, the congregation has been a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Mequon experiences four distinct seasons, with variation in precipitation and temperature being wide; the overall climate of the city is moderated by nearby Lake Michigan, which causes temperatures to be cooler in summer and spring, which keeps overnight temperatures warmer in winter.
In March and April, the temperature in Mequon can be 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than temperatures in towns just 15 miles further from the lake. In December and January, the effect is reversed, with temperatures in inland towns falling much lower. In Mequon, the warmest month of the year is July, when the high temperature averages 81 °F, with low temperatures of 59 °F. June and July are the wettest months of the year, with the majority of rain falling in short-lived thunderstorms. January is the coldest month in Mequon, with average high temperatures averaging only 27 °F, lows averaging 11 °F. February is the driest month, with all precipitation falling in the form of snow. In an average winter, 47.0 in of snow falls. The city's proximity to Lake Michigan increases the snow received by the city. Most of the city's snowfall comes from systems such as Panhandle hooks; the highest temperature recorded in Mequon was 105 °F on July 24, 1935, again on July 17, 1995. The coldest temperature recorded in the city was -40 °F, on January 17, 1982
Milwaukee School of Engineering
The Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The university has one of the smallest campuses in Milwaukee, at only 22 acres; the school's enrollment of 2,846 includes 204 graduate students. As of Fall 2016 the university has a total of 135 faculty, of which half are full-time. Through the eight academic departments the university offers 16 bachelor's degrees, 10 of those being in engineering. Despite being undergraduate focused, the university offers 11 master's degrees in business and nursing; the academic calendar functions on a quarter system year-round, with four ten-week terms: fall, winter and summer, although the majority of the students do not attend the summer quarter. MSOE is known for its unique track system, which outlines the courses a student should take in order to graduate. MSOE fields 19 varsity teams known as the "Raiders" and most teams play in the NCAA Division III as part of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. Milwaukee School of Engineering was founded in 1903 by Oscar Werwath and called the School of Engineering.
Werwath's goal was to meet the needs of the work force for the growing engineering field. Werwath was the first person to plan an American educational institution based on an applications-oriented curriculum; the first classes began in the fall of 1903 at Rheude's Business College. By fall, 1905, the enrollment reached 100, exceeding the capacity of the business college; the school was subsequently moved to a new building with help from Louis Allis. In spring, 1906, the school graduated its first class. In 1911 the school relocated to the Stroh building, just south of downtown Milwaukee; that same year the School of Engineering offered its first degree in electrical engineering. During this time Werwath recruited school sponsors from companies around Milwaukee, including Allen Bradley; this resulted in a cooperative program where students could be employed at local businesses to help pay for their tuition. In 1912 the School of Engineering initiated its first student publication, in 1913 the school gained its first fraternity, Phi Delta Omega.
In 1912 Wisconsin provided official recognition to the School of Engineering, granting its programs a state license in both vocational training and engineering education. On March 17, 1917, an official charter was given to the School of Engineering to grant the bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering; this day is now celebrated every year on campus with student-led events. The School of Engineering approved the first units of Reserve Officers' Training Corps and Student Army Training Corps. By 1920, the School of Engineering consisted of four specific programs focused around electricity. Werwath developed a new curriculum "to equip the student in college-level engineering standards needed for the degree award combined with parallel hands-on training." At the same time the academic calendar called. This allowed for students to graduate with collegiate engineering degrees in 3 years, or 4 if they chose not to take the summer quarter. In the summer of 1919 52 Bachelor's degree graduates as well as 11 faculty were offered admission to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Enrollment surpassed 1,200 in the school's 25th anniversary. During the Great Depression when enrollment dropped, the school created a student financial fund for disadvantaged students. By 1933 enrollment had recovered to previous levels. On July 13, 1932, the School of Engineering was restructured through a charter revision and renamed "Milwaukee School of Engineering"; this allowed the formation of the Board of Regents, a group of industrial and community leaders to oversee management of the school. One of the first major actions of the board was to purchase the German-English Academy building. In 1935 the board established the Industrial Research Institute, where students and faculty could partner with nearby industries for work. MSOE received the official seal of approval from the Society for the Promotion of Engineering in 1943, as part of recognition for educational achievements; the following year, MSOE became a charter member of the National Council of Technical Schools. For the first time, the university started accepting females into its program in order to replace males who were drafted into World War II.
Following the end of the war enrollment swelled in 1946 and 1947 due to the GI Bill of Rights allowing returning service personnel to pursue a college education. By 1947 over 90% of the students were veterans. On March 20, 1948 Oscar Werwath died and his sons, Karl Werwath and Heinz Werwath became president and treasurer, respectively. Milwaukee School of Engineering has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,675, with a gender distribution of 74 percent male students and 26 percent female students. Obtaining full institutional accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools began in 1950, approval of accreditation was granted in 1971. By the time of the school's 50th anniversary in 1953, enrollment reached 2,300 students from 48 states and 30 foreign countries. With the beginning of the Space Race as well as emphasis on technological education, many classes at MSOE upgraded their technology and their programs; the school partnered with WISN-TV and WISN to create programming centered around science and promoting their school.
MSOE's logo was designed by industrial engineer Brooks Stevens's firm for the school's 1978 diamond jubilee. Oscar Werwath, 1903-1948 Karl Werwath, 1948-1977 Robert Spitzer, 1977-1991 Hermann Viets, 1991-2015 John Walz, 2016–present The curricula at MSOE are c
St. Norbert College
St. Norbert College is a private Catholic liberal arts college in De Pere, Wisconsin. Founded in October 1898 by Abbot Bernard Pennings, a Norbertine priest and educator, the school was named after Saint Norbert of Xanten. In 1952, the college became coeducational; as of March 2018, the school's enrollment is 2,165 students. St. Norbert College was established when Abbot Bernard Pennings, a Dutch immigrant priest from the Premonstratensian Berne Abbey of Heeswijk, the Netherlands, founded the college to train young men for the priesthood. Frances I. Van Dyke, a seminarian, was the first and, at the time, the only student. St. Norbert is the first and only institution of higher learning in the world sponsored by the Premonstratensian order. Abbot Pennings started a commerce program at the college for lay students before retiring in 1955. St. Norbert's second president, the Rev. Dennis Burke, expanded the college, anticipating the student population would reach 2,000. Robert Christin, who became president in 1968, implemented the current course system and the academic divisional structure.
In 1973, Neil Webb, a former faculty member and vice president, became president. Webb established the first permanent endowment for the school. Serving as the college's president from 1983 to 2000, Thomas Manion led the expansion of facilities and the development of additional academic programs. Enrollment topped 2,000. Thomas Kunkel, former dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, became the seventh president of the college in 2008. Since the college has constructed the Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center, the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, the Cassandra Voss Center, Michels Commons, Schneider Stadium, the Mulva Library, Gries Hall, Ariens Family Welcome Center and Todd Wehr Hall. Brian J. Bruess, a 1990 graduate of St. Norbert College and former executive vice president and chief operating officer of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn. became president in 2017. St. Norbert College offers undergraduate programs in more than 40 areas of study, leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is offered through a joint effort with the Bellin College of Nursing. The most popular undergraduate majors are Business Administration, Teacher-Education, Communication. In addition to its undergraduate offerings, St. Norbert College offers three masters-level graduate programs in business administration, theological studies and liberal studies; the Master of Theological Studies department hosts a branch program in New Mexico. Program studies take place at the Norbertine Abbey of Santa Maria de la Vid in Albuquerque. Students on that campus can earn the full MTS degree. In the fall of 2015, the college began offering an MBA program through its new Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics; the Medical College of Wisconsin's Green Bay campus, which serves the northeast Wisconsin region, is located in the new Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert. St. Norbert College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13.5:1 and an average class size of 20. Regardless of their major, students enrolled at St. Norbert College complete a 12-course Core Curriculum Program that emphasizes writing and the liberal arts.
The school places an emphasis on its honors program, student-faculty collaborative research, professional internships and study abroad. Since 1991, St. Norbert was ranked as one of the top five comprehensive colleges in the Midwest by U. S. News & World Report. In 2008, St. Norbert moved into the national liberal arts colleges category and was ranked 134th of the 264 schools in the nationwide category; the college is listed among the "Best in the Midwest" by the Princeton Review, is ranked 113th out of 650 by Forbes on their list of America's Best Colleges. Mulva Library provides in-person reference services, it is the home of the Center for Norbertine Studies, the international center of research on the Premonstratensians and Norbertines. The library holds the college archives; the campus consists of 111 acres. Students walk to classes in the winter; the many trees and statues on campus provide a scenic view in fall, when the foliage changes colors. Directly behind the Campus Center is a pavilion and marina where St. Norbert hosts a picnic for students to kick off the school year.
This shoreline area is the venue for a free summer concert series, open to the community. Important social buildings include the Ray Van Den Heuvel Family Campus Center, which includes a fitness center and diner and a reading lounge with a picturesque view overlooking the Fox River. There is an events hall for movies and public speakers. Special events put on by student groups are held there, such as comedian appearances and awareness speeches. Old St. Joseph's Church contains a statue/shrine of Saint Joseph, crowned by Pope Leo XIII in 1891. Novena devotions are held on Wednesday. More than 75% of students live on campus in residence halls and townhouses. St. Norbert requires all traditional undergraduate students not registered as commuters to live on campus. Freshman housing includes four traditional residence hall options: Madelaine-Lorraine Hall, Sensenbrenner Hall, Bergstrom Hall, Burke Hall. Campus housing options for sophomores include Mary Min
Aurora, a suburb of Chicago, is a city in DuPage, Kane and Will counties in the U. S. state of Illinois. Located in DuPage and Kane counties, it is an outer suburb of Chicago and the second most populous city in the state, the 114th most populous city in the country; the population was 197,899 at the 2010 census, was estimated to have increased to 200,965 by 2017. Once a mid-sized manufacturing city, Aurora has grown since the 1960s. Founded within Kane County, Aurora's city limits and population have expanded into DuPage and Kendall counties. Between 2000 and 2003, the U. S. Census Bureau ranked Aurora as the 34th fastest-growing city in the United States. From 2000 to 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau ranked the city as the 46th fastest growing city with a population of over 100,000. In 1908, Aurora adopted the nickname "City of Lights", because in 1881 it was one of the first cities in the United States to implement an all-electric street lighting system. Aurora's historic downtown is located on the Fox River, centered on Stolp Island.
The city is divided into three regions, the West Side, on the west side of the Fox River, the East Side, between the eastern bank of the Fox River and the Kane/DuPage County line, the Far East Side/Fox Valley, from the County Line to the city's eastern border with Naperville. The Aurora area has some significant architecture, including structures by Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Bruce Goff and George Grant Elmslie. Aurora is home to a large collection of Sears Catalog Homes and Lustron all-steel homes; the Hollywood Casino Aurora, a dockside gaming facility with 53,000 square feet and 1,200 gaming positions, is located along the river in downtown Aurora. Before European settlers arrived, there was a Native American village in what is today downtown Aurora, on the banks of the Fox River. In 1834, following the Black Hawk War, the McCarty brothers arrived, they owned land on both sides of the river, but sold their lands to the Lake brothers on the west side. The Lake brothers opened a mill on the opposite side of the river.
The McCartys operated their mill on the east side. A post office was established in 1837 creating Aurora. Aurora was two villages: East Aurora, incorporated in 1845, on the east side of the river, West Aurora, formally organized on the west side of the river in 1854. In 1857, the two towns joined incorporated as the city of Aurora; as representatives could not agree which side of the river should house the public buildings, most public buildings were built on or around Stolp Island in the middle of the river. As the city grew, it attracted numerous jobs. In 1856, the Chicago and Quincy Railroad located its roundhouse and locomotive shop in Aurora, becoming the town's largest employer, a rank it held until the 1960s. Railroad restructuring in the railroad industry resulted in a loss of jobs as the number of railroads reduced and they dropped lines for passenger traffic. Aurora at one time had scheduled passenger trains to Chicago; the heavy industries on the East side provided employment for generations of European immigrants, who came from Ireland, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Germany and Italy.
Aurora became the economic center of the Fox Valley region. The combination of these three factors—a industrialized town, a sizable river that divided it, the Burlington railroad's shops—accounted for much of the dynamics of Aurora's political and social history; the city supported abolitionism before the American Civil War. Mexican migrants began arriving after the Mexican Revolution of 1910; the town was progressive in its attitude toward education, religion and women. The first free public school district in Illinois was established in 1851 here and the city established a high school for girls in 1855; the city developed as a manufacturing powerhouse and continued until the early 1970s, when the railroad shops closed. Soon many other factories and industrial areas went out of business. By 1980, there were few industrial areas operating in the city, unemployment soared to 16%. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, development began of the Far East side along the Eola Road and Route 59 areas.
While this was financially beneficial to the city, it drew off retail businesses and manufacturing from downtown and the industrial sectors of the near East and West Sides weakening them. In the mid-1980s crime rates soared and street gangs started to form. During this time Aurora became a much more culturally diverse city; the Latino population began to grow in the city in the 1980s. In the late 1980s, several business and industrial parks were established on the city's outskirts. In 1993, the Hollywood Casino was built downtown, which helped bring the first redevelopment to the downtown area in nearly twenty years. In the late 1990s, more development began in the rural towns outside Aurora. Subdivisions sprouted up around the city, Aurora's population soared. Today, Aurora is a culturally diverse city of around 200,000 residents. Historic areas downtown are being redeveloped, new developments are being built all over the city. Aurora is at 41°45′50″N 88°17′24″W. According to the 2010 census, Aurora has an area of 45.799 square miles, of which 44.94 square miles is land and 0.859 square miles is water.
While the city has traditionally been regarded as being in Kane County, Aurora includes parts of DuPage and Will counties. Aurora is one of only three cities in Illinois. (The others are Barrington Hills and Centr
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fond du Lac is a city in Fond du Lac County, United States. The population was 43,021 at the 2010 census; the city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Fond du Lac Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Fond du Lac County. Fond du Lac is the 342nd largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States; the Fond du Lac MSA and the Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Micropolitan Statistical Area, form the larger Fond du Lac-Beaver Dam Combined Statistical Area. "Fond du Lac" is French for the "bottom" or the "farthest point" of the lake, so named because of its location at the bottom of Lake Winnebago. Native American tribes the Winnebagos but the Potawatomi and Mascoutin lived or gathered in the area long before European explorers arrived. Although the identity of the first white man to explore the southern end of Lake Winnebago is uncertain, it was Claude-Jean Allouez, followed by French fur trappers. James Doty, a federal judge for the western part of the Michigan Territory, thought the land at the foot of Lake Winnebago might be a good location for a city, so he and his partners bought land in the area.
In 1836, during the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature, John Arndt proposed making Fond du Lac the new capital. The motion failed, Doty convinced the legislature to choose Madison instead. Colwert, Fanna Pier and Alex Tomasik were the first white residents of the area. In 1835, the construction of the Military Ridge Road began, it passed through Fond du Lac, connecting the forts in Fort Dearborn in Illinois. The first school in Fond du Lac was built in 1843; the first railroad came to the community in 1852. About 1856, the first English newspaper in Fond du Lac, the Fond du Lac Commonwealth, was founded. Logging and milling were primary industries in the late 1880s, with access to the lake as the engine of the industry. Fond du Lac has 20 listings on the National Register of Historic Places, including four historic districts: the South Main Street Historic District, the North Main Street Historic District, the Linden Street Historic District, the East Division Street-Sheboygan Street Historic District.
Other listings include six houses, two octagon houses, two hotels, a church, a fire station, a train depot, an apartment building, a commercial building, a prehistoric site. Most of the buildings listed in the register were a result of economic prosperity following the lumber industry boom in the Fox Valley and the newly rich building residences in the area. Fond du Lac is at 43°46′N 88°27′W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.11 square miles, of which, 18.82 square miles is land and 1.29 square miles is water. Fond du Lac lies on the southern shore of Lake Winnebago; the east and west branches of the Fond du Lac River connect in the city and the river flows into Lake Winnebago near Lakeside Park. Fond du Lac is the larger principal city of the Fond du Lac-Beaver Dam CSA, a Combined Statistical Area that includes the Fond du Lac metropolitan area and the Beaver Dam micropolitan area, which had a combined population of 183,193 at the 2000 census; as of the census of 2010, there were 43,021 people, 17,942 households, 10,395 families residing in the city.
The population density was 2,285.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 19,181 housing units at an average density of 1,019.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.6% White, 2.5% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 2.5% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.4% of the population. There were 17,942 households of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 42.1% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 42,203 people, 16,638 households, 10,282 families residing in the city.
The population density was 2,501.3 people per square mile. There were 17,519 housing units at an average density of 1,038.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.59% White, 1.86% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, 1.25% from two or more races. 2.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 16,638 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years.
For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $41,113, the median income
Lisle is a village in DuPage County, United States. The population was 21,182 at the 2000 census, in 2016 the population was recorded to be 22,930, it is part of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. It is the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region III. In July 2007, Lisle was ranked #20 in Money magazine's list of "100 Best Places to Live" and #17 on their 2009 list of the "Best Places for the Rich and Single". In 1830, Bailey Hobson a Quaker, was the first settler in what would become DuPage County, Illinois, as well as Lisle Township; the town of Lisle was settled in 1832, by brothers James C. Hatch and Luther A. Hatch after the close of the Black Hawk War; the two brothers acquired land near what is now Ogden Avenue and began a small farming community named "DuPage" or "East DuPage" because, of its proximity to the east branch of the DuPage River. In 1831, DuPage County was founded. To the west of the Lisle settlement, on the west branch of the DuPage river, brothers Joseph and John Naper founded the Naper Settlement, present-day Naperville, Illinois.
Lisle experienced many firsts in the decade of 1830s during the earliest years of settlement in DuPage County. In 1832, James C. Hatch set aside some of his land for the first and only community burial ground in the East DuPage Settlement. Today, Lisle Cemetery is one of the oldest registered cemeteries in the state of Illinois. Hatch operated the first wagon and blacksmith shop and began Lisle's infant dairy industry with a creamery. Formed in 1833, the East DuPage Religious Society had a circuit rider preacher with house churches and was the first Christian organization in DuPage County, which became the First Congregational Church of DuPage in 1842; the first post office was managed by John Thompson in 1834, the first log schoolhouse was constructed in that same year and replaced, in 1837, with a frame structure. In 1849, DuPage County formed its first townships, the name Lisle was first proposed by early settler Alonzo B. Chatfield of Lisle, New York; the village was incorporated on June 26, 1956, was named after Lisle, New York.
Another reason for the DuPage township name change was that there was another town in Will County with the name DuPage. Another story of the origin of the Lisle name was that the town was named after the late S. Lisle Smith of Chicago. In 1864 the Chicago and Quincy Railroad arrived along with a newly constructed depot. In 1874, a fire destroyed the Lisle Station depot, but it was rebuilt by the CB&Q Railroad. Today, commuter rail service is provided by Metra. On July 4, 2006, Lisle celebrated its 50th birthday by hosting the state's biggest fireworks display. Lisle is located at 41°47′33″N 88°05′18″W. According to the 2010 census, Lisle has a total area of 7.021 square miles, of which 6.84 square miles is land and 0.181 square miles is water. Most of Lisle lies within the watershed of the east branch of the DuPage river; as of the census of 2010, there were 22,390 people, 9,304 households, 5,444 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,515 people per square mile; the racial makeup of the village was 77.7% White, 5.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 11.9% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, 2.1% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.5% of the population. There were 9,304 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.5% were non-families. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.05. In the village, the population was spread out with 7.1% from ages 15 to 19, 46.6% from 20 to 39, 35.4% from 40 to 64, 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 97 males. According to the U. S. Census Bureau's 2010 estimate, the median household income in the village was $72,440, the median income for a family was $109,576; the mean household income was $101,560 and the mean family income was $132,948. The per capita income for the village was $42,096. About 3.9% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
CA Technologies, Armour-Eckrich, Navistar are among the largest companies based in Lisle. Navistar relocated its headquarters to Lisle, occupying the large corporate buildings owned by Lucent Technologies; the corporate footprint of Lisle continues to expand as large companies seek an accessible visible alternative to Chicago. The North American corporate headquarters of the market research firm Millward Brown, a subsidiary of WPP plc, is located in Lisle. According to the Village's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top ten employers in the city are: Lisle Library District contains a collection of materials, resources and digital content; the library hosts local art exhibits. It is home to the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum. Location of the Lisle Park District's outdoor museum village, Lisle Station Park. Four Lakes Ski Hill is a facility for snowboarders in the area. Created by the Chicago Bulls and White Sox, the Bulls/Sox Training Academy runs year-round training programs in baseball, fastpitch softball, basketball for youths.
Lisle's school district is Lisle Community Unit School District 202. The majority of high school students liv