Overview

Introduction to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 1 miles N of West Allis, Wisconsin and 5 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Wauwatosa History

The city of Wauwatosa was incorporated on May 27, 1897. Major portions of the city was farmland until 19th century. It is named after the Potawatomi Native Americans who lived in the upper Mississippi River region. The first permanent white settler, Charles Hart, arrived in the area in 1835. More than 15 other families came to Wauwatosa in the same year. In 1851, the city’s first railroad track was established.

Wauwatosa and nearby Attractions

  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Clark House Museum
  • Pike Lake State Park

Things To Do In Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa hosts the TosaFest every year. The Pabst House Museum, former home of beer magnate Frederick Pabst, is a popular local spot. Other nearby museums include the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Clark House Museum and the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design. Tourists The 678-acre Pike Lake State Park offers opportunities for camping, swimming and hiking.

Wauwatosa Transportation

Flights are available from General Mitchell International Airport.

Wauwatosa Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population47,882
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+25,666
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher72.4%
Median Earnings25+$54,099
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,868

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,242
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,071
Median House Value$233,100

Ancestry

German44.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.3%
Irish15.9%
Polish10.3%
English7.3%
Italian6.8%
Norwegian5%
French Except Basque3%
Swedish2.2%
Dutch1.6%
Scottish1.6%
Czech1.2%
Swiss1%
Belgian1%
Austrian0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Croatian0.6%
Slovene0.5%
African0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
US/American0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Wauwatosa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53210, 53225, 53226, 53213, 53222
Phone Area Codes414, 262, 29, 20
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.07
Approximate Longitude-87.97

Wauwatosa 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 MT MARY COL
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip32 inches
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance2.3 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
StationGERMANTOWN
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookfield38,151$123,174
Butler1,835$79,514
Elm Grove6,172$148,615
Milwaukee596,886$46,662
West Allis60,250$65,788
West Milwaukee4,173$60,750

Wauwatosa Public Libraries

Wauwatosa Public Library
7635 W. NORTH AVE.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
(414) 471-8484

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Wauwatosa Hospitals

Wheaton Franciscan Wi Heart Spine And Ortho
10000 West Bluemound Road
(414) 778-7800
Aurora Psychiatric Hsptl
(Non-profit)
1220 Dewey Ave
(414) 454-6600

Wauwatosa Public Schools

East High
7500 Milwaukee Ave
ZIP: 53213
(414) 773-2000
High
Total Enrollment 1139
Jefferson Elementary
6927 Maple Ter
ZIP: 53213
(414) 773-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Lincoln Elementary
1741 N Wauwatosa Ave
ZIP: 53213
(414) 773-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Longfellow Middle
7600 W North Ave
ZIP: 53213
(414) 773-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 841
Roosevelt Elementary
2535 N 73rd St
ZIP: 53213
(414) 773-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Washington Elementary
2166 N 68th St
ZIP: 53213
(414) 773-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Wauwatosa Stem
1060 N Glenview Ave
ZIP: 53213
(414) 773-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 132
Wilson Elementary
1060 N Glenview Ave
ZIP: 53213
(414) 773-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 183
Eisenhower Elementary
11600 W Center St
ZIP: 53222
(414) 773-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
West High
11400 W Center St
ZIP: 53222
(414) 773-3000
High
Total Enrollment 1056
Whitman Middle
11100 W Center St
ZIP: 53222
(414) 773-2600
Middle
Total Enrollment 704
Madison Elementary
9925 W Glendale Ave
ZIP: 53225
(414) 773-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Mckinley Elementary
2435 N 89th St
ZIP: 53226
(414) 773-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Plank Road Complex
9501 W Watertown Plank Rd
ZIP: 53226
(414) 257-7128
Other
Total Enrollment 129
Underwood Elementary
11132 W Potter Rd
ZIP: 53226
(414) 773-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Wauwatosa Montessori School
12121 W North Ave
ZIP: 53226
(414) 773-3310
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Wauwatosa Virtual Academy
12121 W North Ave
ZIP: 53226
(414) 773-1000
Other
Total Enrollment 64

Wauwatosa Private Schools

Carmelite Home For Boys - School
1214 Kavanaugh Pl
ZIP: 53213
Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Kradwell School
1220 Dewey Ave
ZIP: 53213
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 84
Mercy Academy
2160 N Wauwatosa Ave
ZIP: 53213
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
St John's Evangelical Lutheran School
1278 Dewey Ave
ZIP: 53213
Elementary
Total Enrollment 178
St Jude The Apostle School
800 Glenview Ave
ZIP: 53213
Elementary
Total Enrollment 400
Wauwatosa Catholic School
1500 N Wauwatosa Ave
ZIP: 53213
Elementary
Total Enrollment 118
St Joseph Grade School
2750 N 122nd St
ZIP: 53222
Elementary
Total Enrollment 198
Christ King School
2646 N Swan Blvd
ZIP: 53226
Elementary
Total Enrollment 392
Our Redeemer Lutheran School
10025 W North Ave
ZIP: 53226
Elementary
Total Enrollment 281
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