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Wauwatosa, WI
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Living in Wauwatosa



Wauwatosa is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 47,289 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Wauwatosa is the 14th largest community in Wisconsin.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Wauwatosa telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.92% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

If knowledge is power, Wauwatosa is a pretty powerful place. 60.56% of the adults in Wauwatosa have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Wauwatosa in 2018 was $49,535, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,140 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.