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Overview

Introduction to Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 10 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Oak Creek History

Oak Creek was officially incorporated in 1955. It was incorporated by the "The Oak Creek Law," enacted in order to prevent the town from being annexed by the city of Milwaukee.

Oak Creek and nearby Attractions

  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Oak Creek

Local shopping centers include the Market Place Shopping Center, the Oak Creek Plaza Shopping Center and the Tri-City Shopping Center. The Grant Park Golf Course, the Raymond Heights Golf Center and the Dretzka Park Golf Course are popular among local golfers. Local churches include the Paynesville Chapel, Saint Matthew’s Church and the Oak Creek Church. Parks in the area include Henry Miller Park, Greenlawn Park and the Cudahy Nature Preserve. Oak Creek Public Library is the local library.

Oak Creek Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Oak Creek Higher Education

Marquette University, Carroll College and Cardinal Stritch University are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 34,974
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 18,754
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 56.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.8%
Median Earnings25+ $45,037
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,355

Wealth

Median Family Income $83,229
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $963
Median House Value $208,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 9.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oak Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53154
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.885
Longitude -87.863

Oak Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MILWAUKEE MITCHELL AP
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.8 inches
Station WEST ALLIS
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Station RACINE
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 51 F
Jul Temp 64 to 79 F
Oct Temp 44 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cudahy 18,347 $57,680
Franklin 36,103 $92,467
Greendale 14,294 $81,143
Greenfield 37,113 $67,997
South Milwaukee 21,229 $67,458
St. Francis 9,549 $62,802

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oak Creek Public Libraries

Library
Oak Creek Public Library
8620 S. HOWELL AVE.
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
(414) 764-4400

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340 E PUETZ RD
414-768-6210
Serves 1,743 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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