Wauwatosa, WI Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 20,920 housing units in Wauwatosa. This represents a 3.1% growth from 20,289 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 20,920 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Wauwatosa is about 67.8%. Wauwatosa's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.5%. Average household size is 2.27 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Wauwatosa were built after 1950.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.70%
One Bedroom10.10%
Two Bedrooms28%
Three Bedrooms41.50%
Four Bedrooms15.30%
Five Bedrooms or more2.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.54
Median year structure was built1946
Median Value of occupied units$138,600
Median Price asked for vacant units$117,100

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.7
Median year structure was built1958
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$784

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage7.30%
Home Equity Loan13.10%
Simple Mortgage46.80%
Debt Free32.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.4%