Our City

“Where City Meets Country”

Founded in 1955, Oak Creek, WI is located along the shore of Lake Michigan, south of the City of Milwaukee. Oak Creek has an enviable location in the Midwest – it’s part of the metro Milwaukee area, only 85 miles from the heart of Chicago, and 330 miles from Minneapolis. Many of our residents move to Oak Creek to take advantage of our unique suburban-rural atmosphere while, at the same time, enjoying the sports and culture provided by our urban neighbors.

Oak Creek has been and continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in Milwaukee County. From 2000 to 2010, our population grew from 28,456 to 34,451 people, an increase of over 20%. The city of Oak Creek has experienced a significant light industrial boom over the last 10 years as well. To support our continued growth, Oak Creek has outlined aggressive redevelopment plans to make space for high-end apartments, retail shops, restaurants, and manufacturing.

City Facts

Oak Creek “by the numbers” – a look at our population & location stats

MATC Partnership

Milwaukee Area Technical College builds Oak Creek’s workforce in the classroom

Transportation Network

Oak Creek connects to world-class intermodal transportation for goods & people

Forms & Permits

Resources to help entrepreneurs start or build a business in Oak Creek

South Suburban Chamber

The Chamber enhances our regional business climate, economy, & community