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Oak Creek is a city in Milwaukee County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Oak Creek. For links to other places called Oak Creek, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Oak Creek is 42.885N. The longitude is -87.863W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 702 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,983.


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Median household income
Local
$53,779
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oak Creek demographic reports
Oak Creek is on Lake Michigan
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 24. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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34% of Oak Creek residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oak Creek ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oak Creek was $23,586, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Oak Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Oak Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $656.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,290.


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Libraries in Oak Creek include Oak Creek Public Library ... View libraries

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Milwaukee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oak Creek political report.

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The average commute time for Oak Creek workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oak Creek between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Oak Creek include Baymont Inn, Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport, Mainstay Suites Oak Creek.

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