Wauwatosa, WI

Wauwatosa profile

Living in Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 48,118 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 90.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wauwatosa is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wauwatosa who work in management occupations (12.56%), healthcare (11.89%), and sales jobs (10.50%).

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.

In addition, Wauwatosa is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Wauwatosa. 59.88% 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 $43,657, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,628 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 German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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