Wauwatosa, WI

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2022 Population
47,919
0.318% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
5.77%
4.52% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$93,812
3.75% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$291,600
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,397
0.174% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wauwatosa, WI had a population of 47.9k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $93,812. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wauwatosa, WI declined from 48,072 to 47,919, a −0.318% decrease and its median household income grew from $90,420 to $93,812, a 3.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wauwatosa, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.26%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.56%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.98%), and White (Hispanic) (1.71%).

None of the households in Wauwatosa, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Wauwatosa, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wauwatosa, WI are Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa (357 degrees awarded in 2022), Medical College of Wisconsin (353 degrees), and Milwaukee Career College (98 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wauwatosa, WI was $291,600, and the homeownership rate was 61.9%.

Most people in Wauwatosa, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Wauwatosa, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wauwatosa, WI is home to a population of 47.9k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.24% of Wauwatosa, WI residents were born outside of the country (2.99k people).

In 2022, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.9k people) in Wauwatosa, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.19k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Wauwatosa, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wauwatosa, WI was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wauwatosa, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.9k ± 1.06k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.48k ± 760
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.19k ± 445
4.25%
Hispanic Population
2.04k people

In 2022, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.9k people) in Wauwatosa, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.19k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.25% of the people in Wauwatosa, WI are hispanic (2.04k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.24%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.99k people
5.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.62k people

As of 2022, 6.24% of Wauwatosa, WI residents (2.99k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wauwatosa, WI was 5.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    516 ± 112
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    249 ± 128
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    195 ± 84

Wauwatosa, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wauwatosa, WI employs 25.4k people. The largest industries in Wauwatosa, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,738 people), Educational Services (3,464 people), and Manufacturing (2,916 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,293), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,260), and Information ($84,833).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.4k
2022 Value
± 1,048
0.174%
1 Year growth
± 5.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wauwatosa, WI grew at a rate of 0.174%, from 25.4k employees to 25.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wauwatosa, WI, are Management Occupations (3,444 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,791 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2,638 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wauwatosa, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.4k
2022 Value
± 1,048
0.174%
1 Year growth
± 5.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wauwatosa, WI grew at a rate of 0.174%, from 25.4k employees to 25.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wauwatosa, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,738 people), Educational Services (3,464 people), and Manufacturing (2,916 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wauwatosa, WI, though some of these residents may live in Wauwatosa, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$72,338
Median earning men ± $3,175
$56,039
Median earning women ± $2,282

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($110,682), Information ($96,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,042).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($88,667), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,656), and Manufacturing ($65,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wauwatosa, WI awarded 835 degrees. The student population of Wauwatosa, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 951 male students and 1,876 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wauwatosa, WI are White (481 and 58.6%), followed by Black or African American (131 and 16%), Hispanic or Latino (78 and 9.5%), and Asian (60 and 7.31%).

The largest universities in Wauwatosa, WI by number of degrees awarded are Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa (357 and 42.8%), Medical College of Wisconsin (353 and 42.3%), and Milwaukee Career College (98 and 11.7%).

The most popular majors in Wauwatosa, WI are Medicine (232 and 27.8%), Registered Nursing (112 and 13.4%), and Medical Assistant (56 and 6.71%).

The median tuition cost in Wauwatosa, WI for private four year colleges is $18,690.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Wauwatosa, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 58.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 74%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,827 (33.6% men and 66.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,827 students enrolled in Wauwatosa, WI, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,440 records, of which 64.8% were women and 35.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 232 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Professional Doctorate recipients in Wauwatosa, WI was Medicine with 232 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 357 degrees awarded
  2. 353 degrees awarded
  3. 98 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa with 357 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 217 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wauwatosa, WI, which is 0.351 times less than the 618 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 481 degrees mean that there were 3.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 131 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($18,690) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($672) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wauwatosa, WI was $291,600 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $260,700 to $291,600, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Wauwatosa, WI is 61.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wauwatosa, WI have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wauwatosa, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wauwatosa, WI is $93,812. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Wauwatosa, WI was Census Tract 907 with a value of $159,397, followed by Census Tract 908 and Census Tract 911, with respective values of $130,188 and $116,150.

Property

$291,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,714
$13,166
Median Property Taxes
±$660

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Rent vs Own

61.9%
Homeownership
2022
60.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.9% of the housing units in Wauwatosa, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 907
  2. Census Tract 908
  3. Census Tract 911

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wauwatosa, WI was Census Tract 907 with a value of $159,397, followed by Census Tract 908 and Census Tract 911, with respective values of $130,188 and $116,150.

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Household Income

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$93,812
Median Household Income
± $5,265
21.3k
Number of Households
± 973

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.3k households in Wauwatosa, WI grew to $93,812 from the previous year's value of $90,420.

The following chart displays the households in Wauwatosa, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wauwatosa, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.1%)
  3. Carpooled (5.16%)

In 2022, 75.4% of workers in Wauwatosa, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.1%) and those who carpooled to work (5.16%).

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wauwatosa, WI have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Wauwatosa, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wauwatosa, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wauwatosa, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wauwatosa, WI (2.73k out of 47.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wauwatosa, WI is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.6% of the population of Wauwatosa, WI has health coverage, with 67.4% on employee plans, 7.36% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 8.78% on non-group plans, and 0.768% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Milwaukee County, WI see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.86% decrease from the previous year (1364 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1181 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 306 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Milwaukee County, WI

Primary care physicians in Milwaukee County, WI see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 2.86% decrease from the previous year (1,364 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Milwaukee County, WI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.42%
Uninsured
67.4%
Employer Coverage
7.36%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
8.78%
Non-Group
0.768%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wauwatosa, WI grew by 12.1% from 2.16% to 2.42%.

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