Ozaukee County

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.

Major outdoor attractions include the Port Washington Marina, Harrington Beach State Park and the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, a 30-mile paved path that spans the entire length of Ozaukee County.

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

Visitor Information:
Ozaukee County Tourism - www.ozaukeetourism.com

Ozaukee County At A Glance
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
Major Cities
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

Largest Ozaukee County Private-Sector Employers (250+ Employees)
Columbia-St. Mary's
Hospital 500-999
Rockwell Automation
Relay and industrial controls
Concordia University
Colleges and universities
Charter Mfg. Co. Inc.
Steel wire drawing
Legett & Platt Inc.
Aluminum die-casting
Doral Dental USA
Dental insurance carrier
Kleen Test Products
Sanitary wiping cloths
Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp.
Men's footwear
HB Performance Systems
Brake systems
Telsmith Inc.
Rock crushing equipment


Port Washington

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.

Quick Facts

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%