Waukesha, Wisconsin Population 2019

Waukesha, Wisconsin's estimated population is 72,549 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 2844.28 people/mi² (1098.18 people/km²).

The overall median age is 35.3 years, 34.3 years for males, and 36.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 30,506 households in the city, with an average size of 2.38 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.5%, with a median rent of $876/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $194,800.

The median income for households in Waukesha, Wisconsin is $61,380, while the mean household income is $75,934.

How Many People Live in Waukesha, Wisconsin?

72,549
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201872,54920.00%
201772,5471310.18%
201672,416350.05%
201572,3813660.51%
201472,0152360.33%
201371,779630.09%
201271,7164970.70%
201171,21950.01%
201071,2146,3890.94%
200064,8257,8671.30%
199056,9586,5931.24%
198050,36510,6702.41%
197039,6959,6912.84%
196030,0048,7713.52%
195021,2331,9910.99%
194019,2422,0661.14%
193017,1764,6183.18%
192012,5583,8183.69%
19108,7401,3211.65%
19007,4191,0981.61%
18906,3213,3527.85%
18802,9693361.21%
18702,6330.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20181,576,1139620.06%
20171,575,151-1,180-0.07%
20161,576,331-450-0.03%
20151,576,7811,6240.10%
20141,575,1573,3350.21%
20131,571,8224,5810.29%
20121,567,2416,0660.39%
20111,561,1754,4910.29%
20101,556,6840.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White63,065
Black or African American2,643
Asian2,443
Some Other Race2,184
Two or More Races1,573
American Indian and Alaska Native194
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander71

Waukesha Wi Population Pyramid 2019

Waukesha Wi Median Age

35.3


Total

34.3


Male

36.5


Female

Waukesha Wi Adults

There are 56,396 adults, (9,215 of whom are seniors) in Waukesha Wi.

Waukesha Wi Age Dependency

53

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukesha Wi Sex Ratio

Female

36,975

51.23%

Male

35,198

48.77%

Waukesha Wi Households and Families

Waukesha Wi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waukesha Wi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
All58.6%41.4%
Male44.2%55.8%
Female41.1%58.9%
Non Family37.5%62.5%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,1272.3858.6
Married13,7003.1181
Non Family11,3031.2937.5
Female3,0542.9841.1
Male1,0702.8944.2

3.02

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waukesha Wi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1262.36%
9th to 12th Grade2,1154.44%
High School Graduate11,93725.04%
Some College10,30921.62%
Associates Degree4,91710.31%
Bachelors Degree11,84524.84%
Graduate Degree5,43111.39%

Waukesha Wi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,66238,08915,235
Hispanic4,7023,517642
Asian1,6031,5281,140
Black1,232855125
Other Race1,068785142
Multiple Races468433144
Native American1161128
Islander222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,547$48,868$35,555
Less Than High School$22,816$28,299$20,052
High School Grad$32,079$37,712$26,103
Some College$36,769$42,128$30,201
Bachelors Degree$54,003$65,332$45,601
Graduate Degree$65,349$75,982$57,132

$41,547

Average Earnings

$48,868

Average Male

$35,555

Average Female

Waukesha Wi Language

Waukesha Wi Language by Age

Waukesha Wi Language

88.00% of Waukesha Wi residents speak only English, while 12.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.76% of the population.

Waukesha Wi Poverty

Waukesha Wi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White54,3734,0617.47%
Hispanic8,8081,71019.41%
Black2,5231,03641.06%
Other2,15740218.64%
Multiple1,43531121.67%
Asian2,34230212.89%
Islander716997.18%
Native18684.30%

10.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.10%

Male Poverty Rate

12.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukesha Wi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukesha Wi is Islander, with 97.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukesha Wi is Native, with 4.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.87%
High School11.04%
Some College10.36%
Bachelors or Greater1.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.12%
Male Unemployed24.67%
Female Employed6.56%
Male Employed4.05%

Waukesha Wi Income

Waukesha Wi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,380$75,934
Families$81,012$91,016
Married Families$95,095-
Non Families$37,156$50,176

Waukesha Wi Marital Status

Waukesha Wi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Waukesha Wi Married by Age and Sex

Waukesha Wi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Waukesha Wi Marital Status by Race

Waukesha Wi Veterans

3,400

Number of Veterans

3,138

Male Veterans

262

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,340
First Gulf War533
Second Gulf War474
World War II278
Korea260

Waukesha Wi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2546.46%
Hispanic1843.19%
Other886.64%
Black442.55%
Indian84.94%
2 or More60.70%

Waukesha Wi Veterans by Education

3.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukesha Wi Employment Status

71.5%

Labor Force Participation

68.8%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Waukesha Wi Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.09%

Born in Wisconsin

92.74%

Native Born

7.26%

Foreign Born

4.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.74% of Waukesha Wi residents were born in the United States, with 71.09% having been born in Wisconsin. 4.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.