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Overview

Introduction to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 15 miles NW of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 30 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Oconomowoc History

The area now known as Oconomowoc was originally known as Coo-No-Mo-Wauk, meaning a place where the waters meet. The first white settler in the area was Charles Sheldon, who came in the year 1837. He was instrumental in initiating the development of the community. The first railroad entered the community in 1854. The area houses the Olympia Resort and Spa.

Oconomowoc and nearby Attractions

  • Old World Wisconsin
  • La Follette County Park
  • Hoard Historical Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Harrington Beach State Park

Things To Do In Oconomowoc

The Richard Bong State Recreation Area, the Lake Kegonsa State Park and Harrington Beach State Park are some popular local recreational spots. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Olde Highlander Golf Club, the Paganica Golf Course or at the Bristlecone Pines Golf Club. Local churches include the Saint Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church, the First Methodist Church and the First Congregational United Church of Christ. The Oconomowoc Public Library is the local library.

Oconomowoc Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.

Oconomowoc Higher Education

Carroll College, the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University are some of the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,289
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+8,150
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married57.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.2%
Median Earnings25+$47,449
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,129
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,584

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,658
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$845
Median House Value$239,400

Ancestry

German48%
Irish12.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.8%
Polish10.5%
English9.9%
French Except Basque4.4%
Italian4.3%
Norwegian4.2%
Dutch3.3%
Swedish2.7%
Scottish1.7%
Danishn1.6%
Czech1.6%
Welsh1.3%
Canadian1.3%
Swiss0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Greek0.6%
Slovene0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Basque0.4%
Luxemburger0.4%
Russian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
African0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Oconomowoc Almanac

CategoryValue
County Waukesha County
Standard Zip Codes53066
Phone Area Codes920,262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.1
Approximate Longitude-88.49

Oconomowoc Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOCONOMOWOC
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 26 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationWAUKESHA
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationHARTFORD 2 W
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chenequa480$194,375
Delafield7,218$103,631
Dousman2,493$75,952
Hartland9,195$92,950
Nashotah1,428$114,531
Sullivan714$68,125

Oconomowoc Public Libraries

Oconomowoc Public Library
200 SOUTH ST.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
(262) 569-2193

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Oconomowoc Hospitals

Rogers Mem Hsptl
(Non-profit)
34700 Valley Rd
(262) 646-4411
Oconomowoc Mem Hsptl
(Non-profit)
791 E Summit Ave
(262) 569-9400

Oconomowoc Public Schools

Greenland Elementary
440 Coolidge St
ZIP: 53066
(262) 560-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Meadow View Elementary
W360n7077 Brown St
ZIP: 53066
(262) 560-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Nature Hill Intermediate
850 Lake Dr
ZIP: 53066
(262) 569-4945
Middle
Total Enrollment 821
Oconomowoc High
641 E Forest St
ZIP: 53066
(262) 560-3100
High
Total Enrollment 1546
Park Lawn Elementary
300 Parklawn St
ZIP: 53066
(262) 560-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Silver Lake Intermediate
555 Oconomowoc Pkwy
ZIP: 53066
(262) 560-4305
Middle
Total Enrollment 749
Stone Bank Elementary
N68w33866 County Road K
ZIP: 53066
(262) 966-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Summit Elementary
1680 E Valley Rd
ZIP: 53066
(262) 560-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 499

Oconomowoc Private Schools

Abundant Life Christian Academy
995 S Sawyer Rd
ZIP: 53066
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School
N50 W35181 Wisconsin Ave
ZIP: 53066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
Oconomowoc Developmental Training Center
36100 Genesee Lake Rd
ZIP: 53066
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 147
St Jerome Parish School
1001 S Silver Lake St
ZIP: 53066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 277
St Matthew Lutheran School
818 W Wisconsin Ave
ZIP: 53066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 137
St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran School
210 E Pleasant St
ZIP: 53066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 118
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