Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population 2018

Waukesha County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 400,621 with a growth rate of 0.60% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Waukesha County, Wisconsin is the 3rd largest county in Wisconsin.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017396,731-3,890-0.97%
2017400,6212,3960.60%
2016398,2252,3830.60%
2015395,8427640.19%
2014395,0781,1910.30%
2013393,8871,2180.31%
2012392,6691,8590.48%
2011390,8107970.20%
2010390,01385,29827.99%
1990304,71524,3898.70%
1980280,32648,96121.16%
1970231,36573,11646.20%
1960158,24972,34884.22%
195085,90123,15736.91%
194062,74410,38619.84%
193052,3589,74622.87%
192042,6125,51214.86%
191037,1001,8715.31%
190035,2291,9595.89%
189033,2704,31314.89%
188028,9576832.42%
187028,2741,4435.38%
186026,8317,57339.32%
185019,2580.00%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White367,228
Asian12,853
Black or African American6,000
Two or More Races5,868
Some Other Race3,747
American Indian and Alaska Native870
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander165

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Median Age

43.1


Total

41.7


Male

44.4


Female

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 308,790 adults, (67,480 of whom are seniors) in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

201,852

50.88%

Male

194,879

49.12%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.8%10.2%
All76.3%23.7%
Male65%35%
Female60.6%39.4%
Non Family53.7%46.3%

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All156,9962.4976.3
Married94,5473.0589.8
Non Family47,1411.2153.7
Female10,1342.9960.6
Male5,1743.1765

3.01

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Households

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Education

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5681.28%
9th to 12th Grade7,5362.71%
High School Graduate65,57623.61%
Some College54,88719.76%
Associates Degree26,9869.72%
Bachelors Degree78,51128.27%
Graduate Degree40,69314.65%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White254,350246,024108,603
Hispanic9,2807,5432,148
Asian8,4238,0106,462
Black3,1772,699865
Multiple Races2,1402,0421,038
Other Race1,8841,434316
Native American553462163
Islander848432

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 76.72%.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,438$60,924$39,854
Less Than High School$30,114$34,311$22,560
High School Grad$35,612$44,518$26,701
Some College$41,750$52,223$32,146
Bachelors Degree$61,189$78,886$48,132
Graduate Degree$78,861$100,198$62,524

$50,438

Average Earnings

$60,924

Average Male

$39,854

Average Female

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Language

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Language

92.81% of Waukesha County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 7.19% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White349,46014,7264.21%
Hispanic17,8612,28512.79%
Black5,6461,43925.49%
Asian12,7425354.20%
Multiple5,6355249.30%
Other3,70950013.48%
Native85025630.12%
Islander1656941.82%

5.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.30%

Male Poverty Rate

5.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin is Islander, with 41.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin is Asian, with 4.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.74%.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.77%
High School6.22%
Some College5.25%
Bachelors or Greater1.79%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed16.79%
Male Unemployed15.96%
Female Employed3.06%
Male Employed1.87%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Income

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$81,140$105,275
Families$100,275$124,434
Married Families$107,477$134,036
Non Families$41,514$58,157

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.3%

Male Marriage Rate

58.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

22,204

Number of Veterans

20,741

Male Veterans

1,463

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,461
First Gulf War2,824
Korea2,814
Second Gulf War2,201
World War II1,857

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+7,179
65 to 746,648
35 to 543,807
55 to 643,419
18 to 341,151

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White21,5267.43%
Hispanic5745.06%
2 or More2277.76%
Black1934.92%
Other1104.81%
Indian6410.42%
Asian600.65%
Hawaiian2414.55%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

3.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment Status

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Milwaukee 5947755950472720.05%
Waukesha711587236312051.69%
New Berlin39584398032190.55%
Brookfield37912380161040.27%
Menomonee Falls356233676911463.22%
Muskego24135248827473.10%
Oconomowoc15790165267364.66%
Pewaukee132101437111618.79%
Sussex10527107652382.26%
Hartland910792121051.15%
Mukwonago 735978204616.26%
Delafield708574944095.77%
Elm Grove593461742404.04%
Summit464348381954.20%
Merton338935922035.99%
Wales25522582301.18%
Dousman22632317542.39%
North Prairie21282198703.29%
Eagle19531998452.30%
Butler18411820-21-1.14%
Nashotah13951389-6-0.43%
Big Bend12681316483.79%
Lannon11071143363.25%
Oconomowoc Lake562585234.09%
Chenequa563584213.73%
Lac La Belle 28629593.15%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990