Wauwatosa Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Wauwatosa?

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There are 48,143 residents in Wauwatosa, with a median age of 38.6. Of this, 46.82% are males and 53.18% are females. US-born citizens make up 93.76% of the resident pool in Wauwatosa, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.69%. Additionally, 2.55% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 40,973 people in Wauwatosa currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 48,143 0.4%
Male Population 22,539 -2.5%
Female Population 25,604 3.0%
Male population 46.82%
Female population 53.18%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.6 1.9%
Citizen US Born 45,140 -0.4%
Citizen not US Born 1,776 10.2%
Not Citizen 1,227 18.7%
Citizen US Born 93.76%
Citizen not US Born 3.69%
Not Citizen 2.55%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 304 162.1%
Moved from Same County 3,648 -9.2%
Moved from Same State 1,603 38.4%
Moved from Different State 1,028 5.5%
Same House as Last Year 40,973 -0.3%
Moved from Abroad 0.64%
Moved from Same County 7.67%
Moved from Same State 3.37%
Moved from Different State 2.16%
Same House as Last Year 86.16%

What are the employment statistics in Wauwatosa?

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White-collar workers make up 89.06% of the working population in Wauwatosa, while blue-collar employees account for 10.94%. There are also 1,561 entrepreneurs in Wauwatosa (6.2% of the workforce); 16,292 workers employed in private companies (64.69%); and 2,988 people working in governmental institutions (11.86%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 22,431 -3.2%
Blue Collar 2,754 1.8%
White Collar 89.06%
Blue Collar 10.94%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,561 -1.2%
Private Companies 16,292 -3.8%
Governmental Workers 2,988 -1.8%
Not for Profit Companies 4,344 0.7%
Self Employees 6.2%
Private Companies 64.69%
Governmental Workers 11.86%
Not for Profit Companies 17.25%

How many households are there in Wauwatosa?

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There are a total of 20,474 households in Wauwatosa, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 59.01% of these Wauwatosa households, while non-family units account for the remaining 40.99%. Additionally, 28.71% of households have children and 71.29% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 20,474 1.0%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.4%
Family Households 12,081 1.5%
Non-family Households 8,393 0.3%
Family Households 59.01%
Non-family Households 40.99%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 5,878 2.3%
Households without Children 14,596 0.5%
Households with Children 28.71%
Households without Children 71.29%

What are the median and average incomes in Wauwatosa?

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The average annual household income in Wauwatosa is $106,049, while the median household income sits at $84,306 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $96,250, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $102,866. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $48,686 and $50,965, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $106,049 0.7%
Median Household Income $84,306 2.3%
People below Poverty Level 2,778 -7.9%
People above Poverty Level 44,235 1.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Wauwatosa?

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There are 21,714 housing units in Wauwatosa, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1953. Of the 20,474 occupied housing units in Wauwatosa, 63.35% are owner-occupied, while 36.65% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 67.97% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $254,200. In general, housing costs reach $1,314 per month in Wauwatosa.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 21,714 1.3%
Median Year Built 1953 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 6,745 -0.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,834 1.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 4,870 -3.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,794 7.8%
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,271 -7.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 787 -0.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 716 -2.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 576 21.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 1,121 36.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 20,474 1.0%
Owner Occupied 12,971 0.8%
Renter Occupied 7,503 1.4%
Owner Occupied 63.35%
Renter Occupied 36.65%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 8,817 -0.5%
Without Mortgage 4,154 3.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $254,200 3.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $246,400 3.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,314 0.5%
With Mortgage 67.97%
Without Mortgage 32.03%

What is the level of education in Wauwatosa?

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Approximately 18.44% of the population in Wauwatosa holds a high school degree (that's 6,935 residents), while 16.33% have attained a college certificate (7,962 locals) and 33.66% have a bachelor's degree (12,663 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 363 2.3%
Some High School 6,935 1.2%
Some College 7,962 -1.2%
Associate Degree 2,769 0.4%
Bachelor's Degree 12,663 0.3%
Graduate Degree 8,741 1.6%
No High School 0.97%
Some High School 18.44%
Some College 16.33%
Associate Degree 7.36%
Bachelor's Degree 33.66%
Graduate Degree 23.24%

What is the marital status of Wauwatosa residents?

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A total of 12,769 people in Wauwatosa have never been married (which represents 32.27% of the total population), while 20,644 of them are wedded (52.17%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 599 (1.51%) and 3,685 (9.31%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 12,769 4.2%
Married 20,644 0.1%
Separated 599 73.1%
Widowed 2,471 -4.8%
Divorced 3,685 3.3%
Never Married 32.27%
Married 52.17%
Separated 1.51%
Widowed 6.24%
Divorced 9.31%

What are the most common means of transportation in Wauwatosa?

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The top three means of transportation people in Wauwatosa use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 21,877 residents commute by car, 668 prefer going to work by walking and 283 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 21,877 -4.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 283 -19.1%
Subway or Elevated 34 N/A
Bicycle 158 -28.5%
Motorcycle 14 -66.7%
Walk 668 -13.8%

What is the median and average household income in Wauwatosa by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
53213 27,755 11,626 $83,143.00 $107,162.00
53222 26,340 11,149 $63,004.00 $72,262.00
53225 26,036 9,853 $45,232.00 $55,643.00
53226 18,985 8,343 $74,851.00 $97,540.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 53213 53222 53225 53226

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