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West Allis

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West Allis is an industrial and suburban city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The population was 60,411 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe name of West Allis derives from Edward P. Allis, whose Edward P. Allis Company was a large Milwaukee-area manufacturing firm of the late 19th century. In 1901 the Allis company became Allis-Chalmers,and in 1902 it built a large new manufacturing plant west of its existing plant. The locale in which the new plant was built was at the time called North Greenfield, and prior to the 1880s had been called Honey Creek. With the building of the western Allis plant, the area was incorporated as the Village of West Allis, and it became the City of West Allis in 1906.GeographyWest Allis is located at . The upper courses of the Root and Kinnickinnic Rivers flow through the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.41sqmi, of which, 11.39sqmi is land and 0.02sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 60,411 people, 27,454 households, and 14,601 families residing in the city. The population density was 5303.9PD/sqmi. There were 29,353 housing units at an average density of 2577.1/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 86.7% White, 3.6% African American, 1.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 3.6% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.6% of the population.
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