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 47,945 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 89.21% 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 healthcare (12.34%), management occupations (11.92%), and office and administrative support (11.46%).

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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Wauwatosa is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Wauwatosa, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Wauwatosa, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Wauwatosa is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 58.16% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wauwatosa in 2010 was $39,517, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,068 for a family of four. However, Wauwatosa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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