Oconomowoc, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Oconomowoc had a population of 16,832 as of July 1, 2016. Oconomowoc ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oconomowoc is located at latitude 43.1004 and longitude -88.4927 in Waukesha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oconomowoc (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. Waukesha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Oconomowoc (GNIS ID: 1583847) 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 Oconomowoc 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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Oconomowoc, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,832
Population in Households 16,565
Population in Familes 13,868
Population in Group Qrtrs 267
Population Density1 1,462
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 6,672
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 4,590
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,743 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,929 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 398 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $248,577
Average Home Value $299,009


Median Household Income $76,195
Average Household Income $91,130
Per Capita Income $36,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 0.77%
Households 1.04% 0.77%
Families 1.16% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

Oconomowoc, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oconomowoc 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 # 48 94th
Population Density1 # 126 84th
Diversity Index2 # 290 62nd
Median Household Income # 55 93rd
Per Capita Income # 65 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.