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Oconomowoc is a city in Waukesha County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "beaver dam" or "waterfall."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Oconomowoc. For links to other places called Oconomowoc, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oconomowoc is 43.111N. The longitude is -88.499W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 860 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,189.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oconomowoc demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Waukesha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Milwaukee area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53066 ZIP code.
44% of Oconomowoc residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oconomowoc ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oconomowoc was $25,716, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Oconomowoc residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oconomowoc, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $624. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,211.
Libraries in Oconomowoc include Oconomowoc Public Library ... View libraries
Waukesha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oconomowoc political report.
The average commute time for Oconomowoc workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oconomowoc between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Oconomowoc include Olympia Resort.
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