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Welcome to Oak Creek ...

The city of Oak Creek is located in Milwaukee County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Oak Creek: Oak Crk. (or less commonly used: Oak Ck. or Oak Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oak Creek has a population of 36,382 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Oak Creek.

Oak Creek is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oak Creek lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Oak Creek ...

Official Website: www.oakcreekwi.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oak Creek had an population of 36,382 people. This is an increase of 5.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oak Creek had a population of 34,451 people. This makes Oak Creek the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Oak Creek represents 0.61% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,451 people, the population of Oak Creek increased 21.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 28,456 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oak Creek.

Communities Also Named Oak Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Oak Creek - they are located in Arizona, Colorado (2), Georgia, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina (3), Texas and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oak Creek.

Communities near Oak Creek ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oak Creek.

  • Milwaukee [Milwaukee County]
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    • Milwaukee [Milwaukee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Oak Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 589,067 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milwaukee
  • Racine [Racine County]
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    • Racine [Racine County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Oak Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,237 people
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  • West Allis [Milwaukee County]
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    • West Allis [Milwaukee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Oak Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,748 people
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  • Wauwatosa [Milwaukee County]
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    • Wauwatosa [Milwaukee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Oak Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wauwatosa have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Berlin [Waukesha County]
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      • New Berlin [Waukesha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Oak Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,812 people
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    • Brookfield [Waukesha County]
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      • Brookfield [Waukesha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Oak Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenfield [Milwaukee County]
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      • Greenfield [Milwaukee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Oak Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,183 people
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    • Franklin [Milwaukee County]
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      • Franklin [Milwaukee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Oak Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Pleasant [Racine County]
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      • Mount Pleasant [Racine County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Oak Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Muskego [Waukesha County]
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      • Muskego [Waukesha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Oak Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muskego have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muskego

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oak Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oak Creek.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oak Creek. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oak Creek.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Creek. See our Newspapers Page for Oak Creek.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oak Creek ...

Looking for more information about Oak Creek? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oak Creek, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oak Creek.

Adding Oak Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oak Creek in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oak Creek was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oak Creek on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oak Creek: www.oakcreekwi.org/

The official website for Milwaukee County: www.co.milwaukee.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Milwaukee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oak Creek.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oak Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Creek) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oak Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8861, Longitude: -87.8627    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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