Wauwatosa, WI

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Population

47,687

0.631% growth

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$74,929

6.08% growth

Poverty Rate

7.13%


Number of Employees

25,906

0.159% growth

Median Property Value

$227,200

2.43% growth

About

In 2017, Wauwatosa, WI had a population of 47.7k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $74,929. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wauwatosa, WI grew from 47,388 to 47,687, a 0.631% increase and its median household income grew from $70,632 to $74,929, a 6.08% increase.

The population of Wauwatosa, WI is 84.7% White Alone, 4.71% Black or African American Alone, and 4.38% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Wauwatosa, WI speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wauwatosa, WI are Medical College of Wisconsin (279 degrees awarded in 2016), Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa (237 degrees), and Milwaukee Career College (207 degrees).

The median property value in Wauwatosa, WI is $227,200, and the homeownership rate is 62.2%. Most people in Wauwatosa, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wauwatosa, WI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Wauwatosa, WI employs 25.9k people. The largest industries in Wauwatosa, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,087 people), Educational Services (3,501 people), and Manufacturing (3,064 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($70,208), Manufacturing ($66,862), and Wholesale Trade ($65,184).

Median household income in Wauwatosa, WI is $74,929. Males in Wauwatosa, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Wauwatosa, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,929

2017 value

± $3,662

6.08%

1 Year Growth

± 6.04%

Households in Wauwatosa, WI have a median annual income of $74,929, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,632 in 2016, which represents a 6.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wauwatosa, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 907

  2. Census Tract 911

  3. Census Tract 913

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wauwatosa, WI was Census Tract 907 with a value of $125,982, followed by Census Tract 911 and Census Tract 913, with respective values of $101,182 and $97,800.

The following map shows all of the places in Wauwatosa, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wauwatosa, WI (3.36k out of 47.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,597 ± 381

  2. Black

    262 ± 128

  3. Asian

    261 ± 164

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wauwatosa, WI is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

25.9k

2017 Value

± 867

0.159%

1 Year growth

± 4.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wauwatosa, WI grew at a rate of 0.159%, from 25.9k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wauwatosa, WI, are Management Occupations (3,352 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,918 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2,599 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wauwatosa, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wauwatosa, WI, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (3,352 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,918 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2,599 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wauwatosa, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.83 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.52 times), and Legal Occupations (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wauwatosa, WI, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($81,990), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,141), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,950).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.9k

2017 Value

± 867

0.159%

1 Year growth

± 4.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wauwatosa, WI grew at a rate of 0.159%, from 25.9k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wauwatosa, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,087 people), Educational Services (3,501 people), and Manufacturing (3,064 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wauwatosa, WI, though some of these residents may live in Wauwatosa, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Wauwatosa, WI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,087 people), Educational Services (3,501 people), and Manufacturing (3,064 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wauwatosa, WI has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.62 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.51 times), and Educational Services (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wauwatosa, WI, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($70,208), Manufacturing ($66,862), and Wholesale Trade ($65,184).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Machinery ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $493B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.7% of the population of Wauwatosa, WI has health coverage, with 68.3% on employee plans, 6.36% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 8.89% on non-group plans, and 0.815% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Wauwatosa, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Wauwatosa, WI see 1247 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1516 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,247 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,247 patients per year. This represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1,240 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wisconsin in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.3%

Uninsured

68.3%

Employer Coverage

6.36%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

8.89%

Non-Group

0.815%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wauwatosa, WI declined by 6.6% from 3.54% to 3.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wauwatosa, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wauwatosa, WI is home to a population of 47.7k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Wauwatosa, WI residents were born outside of the country (2.53k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wauwatosa, WI is composed of 40.4k White Alone residents (84.7%), 2.25k Black or African American Alone residents (4.71%), 2.09k Asian Alone residents (4.38%), 1.66k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.48%), 1.16k Two or More Races residents (2.42%), 120 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.252%), 46 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0965%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wauwatosa, WI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wauwatosa, WI was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Wauwatosa, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wauwatosa, WI residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    2.53k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Wauwatosa, WI residents (2.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wauwatosa, WI was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Wauwatosa, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wauwatosa, WI was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.4k ± 549

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.25k ± 389

  3. Asian Alone

    2.09k ± 435

In 2017, there were 18 times more White Alone residents (40.4k people) in Wauwatosa, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.25k Black or African American Alone and 2.09k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wauwatosa, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Wauwatosa, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Wauwatosa, WI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wauwatosa, WI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    739 ± 119

  2. World War II

    345 ± 108

  3. Korea

    324 ± 96

Wauwatosa, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wauwatosa, WI awarded 723 degrees. The student population of Wauwatosa, WI is skewed towards women, with 797 male students and 1,367 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wauwatosa, WI are White (493 and 68.9%), followed by Black or African American (90 and 12.6%), Asian (51 and 7.12%), and Hispanic or Latino (42 and 5.87%).

The largest universities in Wauwatosa, WI by number of degrees awarded are Medical College of Wisconsin (279 and 38.6%), Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa (237 and 32.8%), and Milwaukee Career College (207 and 28.6%).

The most popular majors in Wauwatosa, WI are Medicine (193 and 26.7%), Registered Nursing (146 and 20.2%), and Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (142 and 19.6%).

The median tuition costs in Wauwatosa, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 30 degrees awarded

  2. 146 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wauwatosa, WI was Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant with 30 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wauwatosa, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 279 degrees awarded

  2. 237 degrees awarded

  3. 207 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Wauwatosa, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Medical College of Wisconsin with 279 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

177

Degrees Awarded to Men

546

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 177 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wauwatosa, WI, which is 0.324 times less than the 546 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Wauwatosa, WI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    493 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    51 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wauwatosa, WI were to White students. These 493 degrees mean that there were 5.48 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 90 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wauwatosa, WI was $227,200 in 2017, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $221,800 to $227,200, a 2.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Wauwatosa, WI is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wauwatosa, WI have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wauwatosa, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$74,929

Median Household Income

± $3,662

20.4k

Number of Households

± 785

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.4k households in Wauwatosa, WI grew to $74,929 from the previous year's value of $70,632.

The following chart displays the households in Wauwatosa, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$227,200

2017 Median

± $3,195

$221,800

2016 Median

± $3,548

In 2017, the median property value in Wauwatosa, WI grew to to $227,200 from the previous year's value of $221,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wauwatosa, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wauwatosa, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wauwatosa, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wauwatosa, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.2%

2017 Homeownership

61.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.2% of the housing units in Wauwatosa, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wauwatosa, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wauwatosa, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wauwatosa, WI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wauwatosa, WI have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.96% of the workforce in Wauwatosa, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.6%

  2. Carpooled

    6.08%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.79%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wauwatosa, WI was Drove Alone (84.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.08%) and those who Worked At Home (3.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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