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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,218
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+18,746
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married56.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.6%
Median Earnings25+$46,459
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,727
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,453

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,989
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone27%
Median Gross Rent$987
Median House Value$209,800

Ancestry

German36.1%
Polish22.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.4%
Irish9.6%
Italian4.3%
English3.7%
Norwegian3.4%
French Except Basque2.7%
Arab2%
Czech1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Canadian1.3%
Swedish1%
Hungarian0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Albanian0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Russian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Serbian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Palestinian0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
British0.1%
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Oak Creek Almanac

CategoryValue
County Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53154
Phone Area Codes414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.88
Approximate Longitude-87.89

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)

StationMILWAUKEE MITCHELL AP
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip34.8 inches
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
StationRACINE
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 51 F
Jul Temp64 to 79 F
Oct Temp44 to 59 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cudahy18,321$59,117
Franklin36,155$95,302
Greendale14,303$85,158
Greenfield37,070$71,128
South Milwaukee21,197$69,051
St. Francis9,516$65,563

Oak Creek Public Libraries

Oak Creek Public Library
8040 S. 6TH ST.
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
(414) 766-7900

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Oak Creek Public Schools

Carollton Elementary
8965 S Carollton Dr
ZIP: 53154
(414) 768-6290
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Cedar Hills Elementary
2225 W Sycamore Ave
ZIP: 53154
(414) 761-3020
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Deerfield Elementary
3871 E Bluestem Dr
ZIP: 53154
(414) 768-6220
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Early Learning Academy
3871 E Bluestem Dr
ZIP: 53154
(414) 768-6220
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Edgewood Elementary
8545 S Shepard Ave
ZIP: 53154
(414) 768-6280
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Meadowview Elementary
10420 S Mcgraw Dr
ZIP: 53154
(414) 768-6240
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Oak Creek East Middle
9330 S Shepard Ave
ZIP: 53154
(414) 768-6260
Middle
Total Enrollment 912
Oak Creek High
340 E Puetz Rd
ZIP: 53154
(414) 768-6210
High
Total Enrollment 2077
Oak Creek West Middle
8401 S 13th St
ZIP: 53154
(414) 768-6250
Middle
Total Enrollment 539
Shepard Hills Elementary
9701 S Shepard Hills Dr
ZIP: 53154
(414) 768-6270
Primary
Total Enrollment 515

Oak Creek Private Schools

Grace Lutheran School
8537 S Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 53154
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
St Matthew School
9329 S Chicago Rd
ZIP: 53154
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
Badger State Baptist School
8519 S 13th St
ZIP: 53235
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
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