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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oak Creek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Milwaukee 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 53172 ZIP code.
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.
24% of Oak Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oak Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $656. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,290.
Libraries in Oak Creek include Oak Creek Public Library ... View libraries
Milwaukee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oak Creek political report.
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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