Oak Creek, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oak Creek, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Oak Creek had a population of 34,600 as of July 1, 2016. Oak Creek ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oak Creek is located at latitude 42.8802 and longitude -87.9008 in Milwaukee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oak Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Milwaukee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Oak Creek (GNIS ID: 1583835) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oak Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Oak Creek, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,600
Population in Households 34,480
Population in Familes 27,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density1 1,216
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 14,005
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 9,037
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,835 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,459 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,546 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 830 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $221,609
Average Home Value $228,292


Median Household Income $67,253
Average Household Income $79,633
Per Capita Income $32,295
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.1%
Households -0.07% 0.01%
Families -0.07% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oak Creek, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Creek to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 97th
Population Density1 # 180 77th
Diversity Index2 # 67 91st
Median Household Income # 95 88th
Per Capita Income # 118 85th

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