Wauwatosa

Many lovely parks and green spaces dot the landscape, and the beautiful Menomonee River runs through town.

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Overview for Wauwatosa, WI

48,072 people live in Wauwatosa, where the median age is 38.4 and the average individual income is $49,535. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,072

Total Population

38.4 years

Median Age

High

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

$49,535

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Wauwatosa, WI

Wauwatosa has 20,895 households, with an average household size of 2.27. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wauwatosa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 48,072 people call Wauwatosa home. The population density is 3,634.27 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,072

Total Population

High

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

38.4

Median Age

47.42 / 52.58%

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
20,895

Total Households

2.27

Average Household Size

$49,535

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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Commute Time

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

Schools in Wauwatosa, WI

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The following schools are within or nearby Wauwatosa. 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
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Roosevelt Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
St John's Evangelical Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Joseph Grade School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Pilgrim Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Wauwatosa Montessori School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
McKinley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Wauwatosa Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Institute Of Kings And Priests Inc
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Pilgrim Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Eisenhower Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Underwood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Jefferson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Washington Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Wauwatosa Virtual Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
St Jude The Apostle School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Around Wauwatosa, WI

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

55
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
75
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
47
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Freese's Candy Shops, Milk 'N Honey Health Foods, and Pho 414.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.46 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 2.1 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.61 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.52 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Wauwatosa, WI Real Estate

A quiet and charming suburb of Milwaukee with lovely parks and beautiful historic homes.

Wauwatosa is a charming and sought-after suburb located seven miles west of downtown Milwaukee, 14 miles east of Waukesha, and directly east of Brookfield by about 6 miles. Many lovely parks and green spaces dot the landscape, and the beautiful Menomonee River runs through town. Most of the residences in Wauwatosa are single-family homes with lots of less than a half-acre. There’s a delightful mix of old historic homes and new construction, featuring many architectural styles, including Victorian, English Tudor, Craftsman bungalows, cottages, Cape Cod, ranch-style, and contemporary. Adding to the town’s appeal are the excellent schools located throughout the community. 

Wauwatosa is a densely populated, welcoming, and family-oriented suburb. The residents come from all walks of life, but there are mostly families and young professionals. The town is walkable, pedestrian-friendly, and only a short drive from major metropolitan areas, shopping centers, beaches, and entertainment venues. The Village of Wauwatosa is the primary business center of the town and is home to many restaurants, coffee shops, bars, specialty stores, and boutiques. It’s also a popular gathering spot for friends. This tight-knit town hosts many festivals and events throughout the year, including a weekly farmer’s market, summer concert series, The Village Harvest Festival, and a holiday tree lighting celebration. 

The town of Wauwatosa features many beautiful parks and green spaces for residents to enjoy. The parks are always buzzing with activity. Most parks have hiking and biking trails, sports fields, and picnic areas. Some of the parks have splash pads and swimming pools. Hartung Park is the site of a weekly farmer’s market that also features food trucks and live entertainment. Golfers in Wauwatosa are just minutes from several beautiful courses, including the golf course at Currie Park, Hansen Park Golf Course, and Blue Mound Golf and Country Club.

What to Love

  • Friendly and welcoming town
  • Beautiful historic homes
  • Lovely parks and green spaces
  • Close to shopping, entertainment, and beaches

Local Lifestyle

The town of Wauwatosa is friendly, tight-knit, and peaceful. The residents are family-oriented and take pride in the excellent schools in their community. Wauwatosa offers year-round activities and entertainment for everyone. Residents enjoy walking, jogging, biking, and gathering at the local parks. They gather for farmers’ markets, events, and festivals throughout the year. In winter, there are places for ice skating and sledding. In summer, the residents are just 15 miles from the beaches on Lake Michigan. Of course, being located near Milwaukee, it’s no surprise that many breweries are nearby, including the Miller Brewery, which offers guided tours.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are many fantastic restaurants in Wauwatosa. The Milwaukee Steakhouse is a local favorite for perfectly prepared Angus steaks, fresh seafood, and American fare. For excellent traditional Italian cuisine, Caterina’s Ristorante is a perfect choice. For a decidedly upscale dining experience, Sanford features American fare in an elegant and sophisticated dining room. 

Residents don’t have to travel far for great entertainment. Mo’s Irish Pub Wauwatosa is an energetic local haunt known for excellent bar food, cocktails, and live music. The Bud Pavillion offers live concerts with both indoor and outdoor seating. The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in downtown Milwaukee is the home of The Northern Lights Theater. The theater hosts live concerts and comedy shows. Caroline’s is a chic and cozy jazz club and cocktail bar that features regional blues and jazz musicians.

Wauwatosa has many varied shopping venues, including Mayfair Mall, The Mayfair Collection Outlets, and The Village of Wauwatosa. There are also many fine upscale boutiques throughout the town, such as the Vista 59 Artisan Boutique and Gallery, Salamander,  Gg Collections Boutique, and Shop Privy.

Things to Do

Wauwatosa offers activities and events for everyone all year long. Residents enjoy visiting the Tosa Farmers Market for fresh produce, specialty goods, and live music. The Root Concert Series takes place during the summer in Root Common Park, and the Tosa Tonight concert series is held at Hart Park’s performance pavilion. The Village Harvest Fest is held in the fall and features a market, live music, activities, and a family-style dinner. In December, the community gathers for the ever-popular Holiday Tree Lighting. 

Wauwatosa offers residents many beautiful parks and green spaces where families can spend time hiking, biking, picnicking, and playing. In the summer, some parks have pools and splash pads. Some of the most popular parks are Jacobus Park, Hart Park, Hoyt Park, Hartung Park, Madison Park, and Currie Park. Currie Park also has a dog park. In the winter, Curry Park and Dewey Hill Park have sledding hills, and there’s ice skating at Center Creek Park Pavillion

Families enjoy day trips to the Milwaukee County Zoo, bowling at the AMF Bowlero Lanes, and visiting the beautiful beaches on the shores of nearby Lake Michigan. The area offers a modern cinema at the AMC Mayfair Mall or a nostalgic theater experience at The Times Cinema. One of the region’s most anticipated yearly events is Summerfest.  This exciting music festival takes place at Henry Maier Festival Park in downtown Milwaukee.

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