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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>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Oconomowoc, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1847.

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

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 (with 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)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukesha
    • Waukesha is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,376 people
  • Brookfield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
    • Brookfield is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,164 people
  • Menomonee Falls
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Menomonee Falls
    • Menomonee Falls is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,243 people
  • Watertown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
    • Watertown is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,370 people
  • Hartford
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,675 people
  • Pewaukee
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Pewaukee
    • Pewaukee is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,703 people
  • Richfield
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
    • Richfield is located in Washington County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 11,530 people
  • Sussex
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sussex
    • Sussex is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,086 people
  • Hartland
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
    • Hartland is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,338 people
  • Mukwonago
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Mukwonago
    • Mukwonago is located in Waukesha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,107 people

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Oconomowoc was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Oconomowoc post office opened in 1847.

We also found Oconomowoc in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oconomowoc.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oconomowoc. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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 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 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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