Waukesha, Wisconsin Population 2023

71,290

Waukesha is a city located in Waukesha County Wisconsin. It is also the county seat of Waukesha County. With a 2023 population of 71,290, it is the 7th largest city in Wisconsin and the 571st largest city in the United States.Waukesha is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,158 in 2020. Spanning over 26 miles, Waukesha has a population density of 2,793 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waukesha is $81,370 with a poverty rate of 12.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Waukesha is 36.3 years, 36.4 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Waukesha Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waukesha was:

  • White: 87.29%
  • Black or African American: 3.29%
  • Two or more races: 3.22%
  • Asian: 3.19%
  • Other race: 2.75%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Waukesha, Wisconsin is 71,290 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 71,158.

Waukesha, Wisconsin Population 2023

Waukesha Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waukesha Population by Race

Waukesha Population Pyramid 2023

Waukesha Median Age

36.3

Total

36.4

Male

36.3

Female

Waukesha Adults

There are 57,917 adults, (10,344 of whom are seniors) in Waukesha.

Waukesha Age Dependency

52.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukesha Sex Ratio

Female37,03651.14%
Male35,38348.86%

Waukesha Population by Age

Waukesha Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.92

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waukesha Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waukesha Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waukesha Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 82.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.24%.

Waukesha Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$44,309

Average Earnings

$53,837

Average Male

$38,121

Average Female

Waukesha Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waukesha Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waukesha Language

88.71% of Waukesha residents speak only English, while 11.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.68% of the population.

Waukesha Language

Waukesha Poverty by Race

rate

12.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.79%

Male Poverty Rate

13.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukesha

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukesha is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukesha is Asian, with 5.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.99%.

Waukesha Poverty

Waukesha Poverty Rate by Education

Waukesha Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waukesha Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waukesha Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Waukesha Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waukesha 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 Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waukesha Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,745

Number of Veterans

3,567

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

Waukesha Veterans by War

Waukesha Veterans by Age

count

Waukesha Veterans by Race

Waukesha Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukesha Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.3%

Labor Force Participation

69%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Waukesha Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waukesha Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waukesha Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.07%

Born in Waukesha

94.06%

Native Born

7.71%

Foreign Born

4.83%

Non Citizen

2.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.06% of Waukesha residents were born in the United States, with 73.07% having been born in Wisconsin. 4.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waukesha Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Waukesha Population by Year