Wauwatosa, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Wauwatosa had a population of 47,427 as of July 1, 2018. Wauwatosa 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 Wauwatosa is located at latitude 43.0495 and longitude -88.0076 in Milwaukee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wauwatosa encompass a land area of 13.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Milwaukee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Wauwatosa (GNIS ID: 1584385) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wauwatosa: Harts Mills.

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


Total Population 47,427
Population in Households 46,590
Population in Familes 35,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 837
Population Density2 3,581
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $75,190
Average Household Income $96,580
Per Capita Income $43,008


Total Housing Units 22,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,471 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,496 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,448 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $243,145
Average Home Value $267,839


Total Households 20,967
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 12,099
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 0.27% 0.25%
Households 0.31% 0.25%
Families 0.13% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Wauwatosa, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wauwatosa 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 # 14 98th
Population Density # 11 99th
Diversity Index # 116 85th
Median Household Income # 93 88th
Per Capita Income # 39 95th

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