What is the current population of Waukesha?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Waukesha is 72,299. Waukesha, Wisconsin is the 500th largest city in the US.

Waukesha Geography [top]

What county is Waukesha, Wisconsin in?

Waukesha is located entirely in Waukesha County.

What is the size of Waukesha, Wisconsin in square miles?

Waukesha has an area of 24.8 square miles.

Waukesha Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Waukesha?

The current population of Waukesha (72,299) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Waukesha growing?

Waukesha has grown 10.0% since the 2000. Waukesha, Wisconsin's growth is below average. 61% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Waukesha, Wisconsin?

Waukesha has a population density of 2,850.6 people per square mile.

Waukesha Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Waukesha, Wisconsin?

The total voting age population of Waukesha, Wisconsin, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 54,419. The voting age population is 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

What percentage of Waukesha, Wisconsin residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 13.6% of the residents of Waukesha are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Waukesha, Wisconsin?

The racial demographics of Waukesha are 88.8% White, 3.5% Black, 2.9% Asian, 2.4% Two or more races, 2.1% Other, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 12.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Waukesha, Wisconsin residents are below the poverty line?

In Waukesha, 10.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 15.0%. On a per-household basis, 7.5% of families are below the poverty line in Waukesha.

What percentage of Waukesha, Wisconsin residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 71.7% of Waukesha residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Waukesha, Wisconsin residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.3% of Waukesha residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 38.1% have a bachelor's degree and 12.4% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Waukesha, Wisconsin residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Waukesha residents aged 5 and older, 11.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 8.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.4% speak an Asian language.

Waukesha Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Waukesha, Wisconsin?

The unemployment rate in Waukesha is 3.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Waukesha, Wisconsin residents work for the government?

In Waukesha, 9.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Waukesha, Wisconsin?

The median household income in Waukesha is $65,260.

Waukesha Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Waukesha, Wisconsin?

In Waukesha, 58.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Waukesha, Wisconsin?

Renters occupy 41.9% of housing units in Waukesha.

What percentage of Waukesha, Wisconsin housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Waukesha, 13.5% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Waukesha, Wisconsin housing units were built after 2000?

In Waukesha, 14.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 4,500 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Waukesha, Wisconsin?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Waukesha is $944.

What percentage of households in Waukesha, Wisconsin have broadband internet?

In Waukesha, 86.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Waukesha Population By Year

Population Graph For Waukesha
Year Population Rank in US
2019 72,299 500
2018 72,549 496
2017 72,489 489
2016 72,363 487
2015 71,970 482
2014 71,489 482
2013 71,016 475
2012 70,920 467
2011 70,700 463
2010 70,718 458
2000 65,701 435
1990 57,450 428

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
490 Apple Valley, California 73,453 34.5%
491 Schaumburg, Illinois 72,887 -3.2%
492 Woodbury, Minnesota 72,828 55.0%
493 Kissimmee, Florida 72,717 47.9%
494 Southfield, Michigan 72,689 -7.1%
495 Maple Grove, Minnesota 72,622 41.3%
496 Pittsburg, California 72,588 26.9%
497 New Britain, Connecticut 72,495 1.3%
498 Jacksonville, North Carolina 72,436 10.1%
499 Mansfield, Texas 72,419 154.8%
500 Waukesha, Wisconsin 72,299 10.0%
501 Frederick, Maryland 72,244 36.0%
502 Albany, Georgia 72,130 -5.9%
503 Pawtucket, Rhode Island 72,117 -1.2%
504 Redmond, Washington 71,929 57.6%
505 Lauderhill, Florida 71,868 7.3%
506 Lafayette, Indiana 71,721 16.7%
507 Gulfport, Mississippi 71,705 0.3%
508 Redlands, California 71,513 11.7%
509 Weston, Florida 71,166 40.0%
510 St. Charles, Missouri 71,028 17.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Wisconsin

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
296 Green Bay 104,578 1.7%
315 Kenosha 99,944 9.6%
461 Racine 76,760 -6.2%
485 Appleton 74,098 5.2%
500 Waukesha 72,299 10.0%
532 Eau Claire 68,802 10.7%
555 Oshkosh 67,004 5.7%
587 Janesville 64,575 6.8%
628 West Allis 59,890 -1.9%
762 La Crosse 51,227 -1.3%
816 Wauwatosa 48,118 2.1%
820 Sheboygan 47,965 -5.4%
894 Fond du Lac 43,263 2.4%
984 New Berlin 39,691 3.2%
1001 Brookfield 39,115 0.9%
1012 Wausau 38,561 -0.1%
1028 Menomonee Falls 38,014 16.2%
1040 Greenfield 37,221 5.0%
1051 Beloit 36,926 3.0%
1071 Oak Creek 36,325 27.1%

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