Wauwatosa, WI

47,388 Population
13.2 square miles 3,577.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.8%
was 0.8%
 
Population Density
3,577.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.7%
was 53.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.4%
was 4.6%
 
Percent Under 18
21.5%
was 21.8%
 
Percent 65 and Over
16.3%
was 16.1%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.5
was 3.7
Ranked 5th Lowest in WI
Percent Living in Poverty
6.3%
was 6.4%
 
Median Household Income
$70,632
was $69,460
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.8
42.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
124.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,452.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
21,503
was 21,394
 
Median Rent
$978
was $957
 
Total Building Permits
0
was 42
 
Occupied Housing Units
20,623
was 20,396
 
Homeownership Rate
61.5%
was 63.3%
 
Single Family Building Permits
0
was 2
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,624.6
was 1,615.3
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
10.0%
was 11.8%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 40
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.0
was 2.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
was 0.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.7%
was 99.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.6%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.3%
was 99.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
96.6%
was 96.6%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
58.2%
was 56.6%
 

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