Located just north of Milwaukee, Ozaukee County has prestigious communities offering prime commercial sites, business and industrial parks and downtown locations. Access to the I-43 corridor has sparked commercial and industrial development in Mequon, Grafton, Saukville and Belgium. Ozaukee County offers the rural charm of Fredonia and Waubeka (the birthplace of Flag Day), 25 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and two of the oldest and most charming communities in the region - Port Washington and Cedarburg. Both attract thousands of tourists every year, Port Washington for its Fish Day celebration of the city's maritime history, and Cedarburg for its annual Strawberry Festival. The county also is home to Concordia University and the north campus of the Milwaukee Area Technical College.Click here to read an OnMilwaukee.com profile of Ozaukee County that highlights its unique attractions and appeal.
Economic Development Information:
Ozaukee County Economic Development Corporation - www.ozaukeebusiness.org
|Population (2009 Est.)||86,311|
|Population Change 2000-2009
|Labor Force (2010)||46,751|
|Unemployment Rate (2010)||6.8%|
|Per Capita Personal Income (2009)||$57,946|
||Mequon (23,476), Grafton (11,562), Port Washington (11,168), Cedarburg (11,082)|
|Colleges, Vocational Schools and Universities||Concordia University, Milwaukee Area Technical College - North Campus|
||Relay and industrial controls
||Colleges and universities
|Charter Mfg. Co. Inc.
||Steel wire drawing
|Legett & Platt Inc.
|Doral Dental USA
||Dental insurance carrier
|Kleen Test Products
||Sanitary wiping cloths
|Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp.
|HB Performance Systems
||Rock crushing equipment
The historic community of Port Washington is a popular tourist destination. Port Washington, a former fishing village located on Lake Michigan, has the largest collection of pre-Civil War buildings in Wisconsin.
Year Incorporated: 1848
Population (2006): 21,190
Population Growth (1990-2000): 10%
Median Income (2000): $55,219
Percent Population Under 20: 28%
Percent Population Over 55: 23%