Oak Creek, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Oak Creek, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Oak Creek had a population of 36,086 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.8858 and longitude -87.8631 in Milwaukee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oak Creek 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.

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Oak Creek, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 36,086
Population in Households 35,966
Population in Familes 28,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density2 1,268
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $76,174
Average Household Income $88,745
Per Capita Income $36,045


Total Housing Units 15,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,511 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,122 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 563 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $230,515
Average Home Value $240,286


Total Households 14,633
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 9,435
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.56% 0.13%
Households 0.48% 0.05%
Families 0.47% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

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, 2018 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 Density # 170 78th
Diversity Index # 61 92nd
Median Household Income # 85 89th
Per Capita Income # 104 87th

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