Waukesha, Wisconsin Population 2018

Waukesha, Wisconsin's estimated population is 72,489 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Waukesha, Wisconsin is the 7th largest city in Wisconsin based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2841.93 people/mi² (1097.27 people/km²), with a household density of 456.61 people/km² (1182.62 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 35 years, 34.1 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 30,165 households in the city, with an average size of 2.39 people per household. The vacancy rate was 4.1%, with a median rent of $860/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $192,400.

The median income for households in Waukesha, Wisconsin is $59,866, while the mean household income is $74,516. The per capita income is $30,658, and 8.5% of families and 11% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 15.8% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 5.1% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201772,489900.12%
201672,399470.06%
201572,3523520.49%
201472,0002240.31%
201371,776380.05%
201271,7385030.71%
201171,235120.02%
201071,2236,3989.87%
200064,8257,86713.81%
199056,9586,59313.09%
198050,36510,67026.88%
197039,6959,69132.30%
196030,0048,77141.31%
195021,2331,99110.35%
194019,2422,06612.03%
193017,1764,61836.77%
192012,5583,81843.68%
19108,7401,32117.81%
19007,4191,09817.37%
18906,3213,352112.90%
18802,96933612.76%
18702,6330.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White62,298
Black or African American2,868
Asian2,727
Some Other Race2,155
Two or More Races1,719
American Indian and Alaska Native190
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander59

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Waukesha Wi Population Pyramid 2018

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Waukesha Wi Median Age

35


Total

34.1


Male

35.9


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 56,324 adults in Waukesha Wi.

Waukesha Wi Age Dependency

52.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukesha Wi Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.3
Houses Without Mortgage
4,779
Houses With Mortgage
12,115
Vacancy Rate
4.1
Median Rent
860
Median Home Value
192,400
Renter-Occupied Units
12,020
Owner-Occupied Units
16,894
Total Housing Units
30,165

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Waukesha Wi for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 3.2% and the labor force participation rate is 71.9%.

Waukesha Wi Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.39
Average Family Size
3.03
Total Households
28914
Married Couple Households
13600
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1147
Female Householder (no husband) Families
3037
Non Family Households
11130
Total Families
17784
Households With Own Children
8613
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.2
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.2

Waukesha Wi Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
1,453
$10,000 to $14,999
1,230
$15,000 to $24,999
2,951
$25,000 to $34,999
2,722
$35,000 to $49,999
3,639
$50,000 to $74,999
5,588
$75,000 to $99,999
4,134
$100,000 to $149,999
4,794
$150,000 to $199,999
1,478
Over $200,000
925

Waukesha Wi Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Waukesha Wi

Wisconsin

$59,866

$54,610

$74,516

$71,459

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Waukesha Wi Education Data

Waukesha Wi Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
1,2752.69%
9th to 12th Grade
2,1184.47%
High School Graduate
11,83524.97%
Some College
10,61322.39%
Associates Degree
4,7059.93%
Bachelors Degree
11,37123.99%
Graduate Degree
5,47811.56%