About This Place
West Allis is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The population was 61,254 at the 2000 census. Its name derives from Edward P. Allis, who started the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company in the 19th century. The site of the town was located west of Allis' plant. Originally, the city was named Honey Creek until 1902 when it was later renamed West Allis.
The Wisconsin State Fair Park, which includes the Milwaukee Mile and is the site of the annual Wisconsin State Fair, is located in West Allis.
West Allis is located at 43°0′29″N 88°1′6″W / 43.00806°N 88.01833°W / 43.00806; -88.01833 (43.00, -88.02). 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 11.4 square miles (29.4 km²), of which, 11.4 square miles (29.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.18%) is water.