Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population 2018

Waukesha County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 400,621 with a growth rate of 1.33% 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
2017400,6215,2441.33%
2016395,377-2,848-0.72%
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
White366,591
Asian12,347
Black or African American5,709
Two or More Races5,698
Some Other Race3,968
American Indian and Alaska Native898
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander166

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

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Median Age

43


Total

41.6


Male

44.2


Female

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 306,813 adults, (65,237 of which are seniors) in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

201,220

50.89%

Male

194,157

49.11%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.8%10.2%
All76.2%23.8%
Male69%31%
Female58.4%41.6%
Non Family54%46%

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All155,7762.576.2
Married93,3073.0789.8
Non Family46,9571.2154
Female10,2982.9958.4
Male5,2143.1469

3.02

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

4.3%

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 Grade3,9711.44%
9th to 12th Grade7,3992.68%
High School Graduate66,77424.17%
Some College56,51720.46%
Associates Degree26,5929.63%
Bachelors Degree75,60027.37%
Graduate Degree39,37614.25%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White253,862245,528105,628
Hispanic9,0087,2101,873
Asian8,0977,5485,782
Black3,0352,541805
Other Race2,0031,388298
Multiple Races1,9281,783804
Native American537451140
Islander838336

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 71.41%.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,965$57,883$38,021
Less Than High School$27,052$32,024$22,071
High School Grad$34,269$42,744$26,235
Some College$40,646$50,482$31,520
Bachelors Degree$58,818$75,764$46,051
Graduate Degree$76,617$96,731$61,695

$47,965

Average Earnings

$57,883

Average Male

$38,021

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 2.94% of the population.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White349,56015,1844.34%
Hispanic17,4532,31513.26%
Black5,3501,47127.50%
Other3,94458414.81%
Multiple5,50255810.14%
Asian12,2174763.90%
Native88122325.31%
Islander1665734.34%

5.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.42%

Male Poverty Rate

5.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin is Islander, with 34.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin is Asian, with 3.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.77%.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.76%
High School6.03%
Some College5.32%
Bachelors or Greater1.71%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.79%
Male Unemployed16.14%
Female Employed2.89%
Male Employed1.97%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Income

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$78,268$100,814
Families$96,409$119,278
Married Families$103,861$128,549
Non Families$40,978$55,693

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.8%

Male Marriage Rate

57.7%

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

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

23,396

Number of Veterans

21,896

Male Veterans

1,500

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,793
First Gulf War2,934
Korea2,930
World War II2,361
Second Gulf War2,099

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+7,502
65 to 746,808
35 to 544,060
55 to 643,791
18 to 341,235

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White22,7437.89%
Hispanic4804.35%
Black2566.69%
2 or More2017.75%
Asian750.85%
Other652.59%
Indian345.48%
Hawaiian2214.57%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

3.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment Status

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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