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Welcome to Wauwatosa ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wauwatosa has a population of 48,191 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Wauwatosa is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Wauwatosa ...

Official Website: www.wauwatosa.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wauwatosa had an population of 48,191 people. This is an increase of 3.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wauwatosa had a population of 46,396 people. This makes Wauwatosa the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Wauwatosa represents 0.82% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 46,396 people, the population of Wauwatosa decreased 1.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 47,271 people).

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

Communities near Wauwatosa ...

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

  • Waukesha [Waukesha County]
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    • Waukesha [Waukesha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Wauwatosa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukesha
  • New Berlin [Waukesha County]
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    • New Berlin [Waukesha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Wauwatosa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,812 people
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  • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County]
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    • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Wauwatosa
    • 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
  • Greenfield [Milwaukee County]
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    • Greenfield [Milwaukee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Wauwatosa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,183 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County]
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      • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Wauwatosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,469 people
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    • Franklin [Milwaukee County]
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      • Franklin [Milwaukee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Wauwatosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Muskego [Waukesha County]
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      • Muskego [Waukesha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Wauwatosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muskego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muskego
    • Caledonia [Racine County]
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      • Caledonia [Racine County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Wauwatosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Mequon [Ozaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mequon
      • Mequon [Ozaukee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Wauwatosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mequon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mequon
    • South Milwaukee [Milwaukee County]
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      • South Milwaukee [Milwaukee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Wauwatosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Milwaukee

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wauwatosa ...

Looking for more information about Wauwatosa? 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 Wauwatosa, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wauwatosa.

Adding Wauwatosa to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Milwaukee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wauwatosa: www.wauwatosa.net/

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>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 Wauwatosa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wauwatosa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wauwatosa) 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 Wauwatosa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WauwatosaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wauwatosa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0622, Longitude: -88.0337       In this case, the coordinates for Wauwatosa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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