Wauwatosa, WI

Wauwatosa profile

Living in Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 48,387 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Wauwatosa is the 14th largest community in Wisconsin.

Wauwatosa real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Wauwatosa house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Wauwatosa is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wauwatosa is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wauwatosa who work in management occupations (12.85%), sales jobs (10.92%), and healthcare (10.92%).

Also of interest is that Wauwatosa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Wauwatosa. 59.06% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wauwatosa in 2018 was $46,299, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,196 for a family of four.

Wauwatosa is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wauwatosa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wauwatosa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wauwatosa include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Wauwatosa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.