Oconomowoc

The town features historic architectural gems that add to the warm and inviting feel of the community.

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Overview for Oconomowoc, WI

17,969 people live in Oconomowoc, where the median age is 40.7 and the average individual income is $46,456. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,969

Total Population

40.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$46,456

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Oconomowoc, WI

Oconomowoc has 7,391 households, with an average household size of 2.41. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Oconomowoc do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,969 people call Oconomowoc home. The population density is 1,528.89 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,969

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.7

Median Age

48.79 / 51.21%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,391

Total Households

2.41

Average Household Size

$46,456

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Oconomowoc, WI

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The following schools are within or nearby Oconomowoc. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Greenland Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Meadow View Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Nature Hill Intermediate
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Silver Lake Intermediate
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Park Lawn Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
St Matthew Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Around Oconomowoc, WI

There's plenty to do around Oconomowoc, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

39
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
43
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including A Little Slice of Heaven, Golosi Gelato Cafe, and Kwik Trip.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 4.56 miles 20 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.8 miles 70 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.44 miles 6 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.78 miles 37 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Shopping 0.72 miles 11 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Active 4.45 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Welcome to Oconomowoc

A beautiful and affluent enclave nestled amidst stunning lakes and rolling hills

The town of Oconomowoc is a stunning lakefront community conveniently located between Madison and Milwaukee. The neighborhoods in Oconomowoc are nestled between pristine lakes and rolling forested hills. Houses here are a pleasant mix of old and new, offering charming architectural styles like English Tudor, Colonial, Craftsman, ranch, and contemporary. The lots tend to be large and well-manicured, and there are many beautiful and expansive lakefront estates. The town features historic architectural gems that add to the warm and inviting feel of the community. The area has undergone an exciting revitalization which has enhanced the charm of its historic downtown area and added beautiful modern master-planned communities to the landscape. The area is also home to highly rated public and private schools, making it a desirable place to live. 

Oconomowoc is a community of affluent families and young professionals. The town is very close-knit and welcoming to visitors and newcomers. Residents of Oconomowoc enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. The area has dozens of lakes and 33 parks that provide fishing, boating, kayaking, and picnicking opportunities. In winter, the activities transition to ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, hockey, and sledding. 

Oconomowoc hosts many fantastic community events and festivals throughout the year. The area has a vibrant and active art community that looks forward to the annual Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts. The festival is a terrific family event with live music, food, art displays, art vendors, and children’s activities. There are also seasonal “Gallery Nights,” where local merchants feature artists and patrons who enjoy wine and appetizers. The town also hosts street dances, a farmer’s market, Moonlit Movies on Fowler Lake, and live music at the bandshell.

What to Love

  • Beautiful lakes and rolling vistas
  • Historic charm 
  • Luxurious modern and historic homes
  • Highly rated schools

Local Lifestyle

Oconomowoc is a charming town that feels homey and welcoming. Residents enjoy strolling the streets of the historic downtown area, shopping, enjoying drinks with friends, walking the waterfront boardwalk, or having dinner at one of the area’s wonderful restaurants. Living in the heart of Lake Country means that residents enjoy a pleasant lakefront lifestyle and are often seen fishing, boating, swimming, and having picnics by the lake.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Oconomowoc and the surrounding Lake Country are home to many fine dining establishments. 

Sobie’s is a farm-to-table restaurant located in downtown Oconomowoc. The restaurant has a menu of comfort foods and delicious cocktails. Coco’s Seafood and Steak House is the place to go for fine dining, premium steaks, and fresh seafood. An evening at Bella Gusto is like an evening in Tuscany. The restaurant features authentic Italian fare, Old World decor, an Italian deli, and a unique market of Italian specialty items. A list of great restaurants in Oconomowoc would not be complete without Maxim’s. The restaurant is housed in an old historic railroad station house and offers indoor and outdoor seating, including a dining area in an old train car.  For dessert, stop by the Golosi Gelato Cafe for delicious gelato, then go for a stroll along the boardwalk. 

For a memorable night on the town with friends, why not take a tour of downtown with the Oconomowoc Pedal Tavern. This bar-shaped bike takes patrons on a tour of historic Oconomowoc and stops at two local watering holes for drinks. For a little more culture in your entertainment, The Oconomowoc Arts Center hosts film series, Cabaret dinner shows, a comedy series, and other cultural events.

Oconomowoc takes pride in supporting small local businesses. The historic downtown area features many locally curated shops and boutiques where patrons can find custom jewelry, designer clothing, unique works of art, and other specialty items.

Things to Do

Living in the heart of Lake Country gives residents access to many outdoor recreational activities. The lakes and parks provide everything needed for hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, and relaxing afternoons out on the water. The Lake Country Trail extends 15 miles between Oconomowoc and Waukesha and is utilized by cyclists, joggers, and skaters. Fowler Lake Park is a popular community gathering place with playgrounds, tennis courts, picnic shelters, and fishing. The park is also the site of Moonlit Movies. The Oconomowoc City Beach is the site of Bands at the Beach, featuring live musical performances at the bandshell. 

The area also hosts a summertime Farmers’ Market, an annual Chili Fest, Village Green Beer Gardens, and ladies' night Sip - Shop - Stroll. Golf enthusiasts are minutes from many excellent golf courses, including Oconomowoc Golf Club, Paganica Golf Course, The Club at Lac La Belle, and the Naga-Waukee War Memorial Golf Course.

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