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Mukwonago is a village in Wisconsinmarker. As of the 2004 census, its population was 8,519. The village is located mostly within the Town of Mukwonagomarker in Waukesha Countymarker, with a small portion extending into the Town of East Troymarker in Walworth Countymarker.


Mukwonago is located at (42.864557, -88.330619).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km2), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km2) of it (2.90%) is water.

It is situated at the southwestern flank of the sprawling Vernon Marsh, and encircles Upper and Lower Phantom Lake(s). The lakes lie midway along the Mukwonago River from its source springs to its meeting with the Fox River, which travels further southeast through Big Bend and beyond.


As of the census of 2000, there were 6,162 people, 2,392 households, and 1,705 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,313.3 people per square mile (507.3/km2). There were 2,502 housing units at an average density of 533.3/sq mi (206.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.21% White, 0.19% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 2,392 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,250, and the median income for a family was $64,354. Males had a median income of $45,824 versus $28,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,993. About 2.6% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


The area was originally a Native American village and the tribal seat of the Bear Clan of the Potawatomi Indians. The name "Mukwonago" is derived from "mequanego" which translates to place of the bear. The spelling Mukwonago was adopted in 1844 because of the similarity to nearby Mequonmarker. Many of the streets and roads are named after the city's founders, such as Ira Blood, Sewall Andrews, and Thomas Sugden.

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Public schools serving the city include Mukwonago High School, Park View Junior High School, and Rolling Hills and Clarendon Avenue Elementary Schools. Parochial schools include St.James Catholic school and St.John's Lutheran school.


  1. JS Online. 'Mukwonago Man Plays to Win for His Wife and Family on "The Mole"'

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