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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Oconomowoc is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Waukesha County at latitude 43.1004 and longitude -88.4927. Waukesha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 863 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Oconomowoc, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Oconomowoc indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Oconomowoc, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 16,009
Population in Households 15,740
Population in Familes 13,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 269
Population Density1 1,387
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 6,397
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,388
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,844 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,544 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,853 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 447 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $239,973
Average Home Value $280,293


Median Household Income $75,742
Average Household Income $89,800
Per Capita Income $35,733
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.37% 0.38%
Households 0.53% 0.39%
Families 0.64% 0.31%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.3%
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 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 50 94th
Population Density1 # 140 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 290 63rd
Median Household Income # 59 92nd
Per Capita Income # 64 92nd

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