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Welcome to Oconomowoc ...

The city of Oconomowoc is located in Waukesha County<1>.

The location of Oconomowoc has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oconomowoc has a population of 16,993 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Oconomowoc is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oconomowoc had an population of 16,993 people. This is an increase of 7.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oconomowoc had a population of 15,759 people. This makes Oconomowoc the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Oconomowoc represents 0.28% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,759 people, the population of Oconomowoc increased 27.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,382 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oconomowoc.

Communities near Oconomowoc ...

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

  • Waukesha (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
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    • Waukesha lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Oconomowoc and is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukesha
  • Brookfield (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
    • Brookfield lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Oconomowoc and is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
  • Menomonee Falls (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menomonee Falls
    • Menomonee Falls lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Oconomowoc and is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,243 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menomonee Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menomonee Falls
  • Watertown (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
    • Watertown lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Oconomowoc and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,370 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
  • Hartford (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Oconomowoc and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
  • Pewaukee (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pewaukee
    • Pewaukee lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Oconomowoc and is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,703 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pewaukee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pewaukee
  • Richfield (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
    • Richfield lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Oconomowoc and is located in Washington County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 11,530 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
  • Sussex (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sussex
    • Sussex lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Oconomowoc and is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,086 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sussex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sussex
  • Hartland (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
    • Hartland lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Oconomowoc and is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,338 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
  • Mukwonago (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mukwonago
    • Mukwonago lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Oconomowoc and is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,107 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mukwonago have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mukwonago

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 Oconomowoc. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oconomowoc.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oconomowoc. 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 Oconomowoc.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oconomowoc. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oconomowoc.

Adding Oconomowoc to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oconomowoc 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 Oconomowoc was on a map titled Road Map for Wisconsin (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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The official website for Waukesha County: www.waukeshacounty.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Waukesha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oconomowoc.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oconomowoc - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oconomowoc) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oconomowoc. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OconomowocOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oconomowoc. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1028, Longitude: -88.4968       In this case, the coordinates for Oconomowoc have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).




 

 

 

 

 


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