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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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Wauwatosa is a city located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 47,271. It is a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and contains Milwaukee County's Regional Medical Center which is the main hospital complex and contains the only level one trauma center in the state, the Milwaukee County Grounds as well as the Milwaukee County Zoo. It is named after a Native American word for firefly.

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Geography

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Location of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Wauwatosa is located at 43°3'32" North, 88°1'34" West (43.058862, -88.026162)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.3 km² (13.2 mi²). 34.3 km² (13.2 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water except the Menomonee River.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 47,271 people, 20,388 households, and 12,314 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,378.5/km² (3,570.5/mi²). There are 20,917 housing units at an average density of 610.0/km² (1,579.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.97% White, 2.04% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.94% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 1.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 20,388 households out of which 28.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% are married couples living together, 7.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% are non-families. 33.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $54,519, and the median income for a family is $68,030. Males have a median income of $46,721 versus $35,289 for females. The per capita income for the city is $28,834. 3.8% of the population and 2.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.9% of those under the age of 18 and 5.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Education

The city has one public school district, Wauwatosa School District, with two public high schools, Wauwatosa East and Wauwatosa West.

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