Waukesha, Wisconsin Population 2020

72,811

Waukesha is a city located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. With a 2020 population of 72,811, it is the 7th largest city in Wisconsin and the 502nd largest city in the United States. Waukesha is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 2.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 70,718 in 2010. Spanning over 26 miles, Waukesha has a population density of 2,853 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waukesha is $77,378 with a poverty rate of 10.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $908 per month, and the median house value is $199,400. The median age in Waukesha is 35.7 years, 34.8 years for males, and 36.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.7 males.

Waukesha Wi Demographics

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

  • White: 87.75%
  • Black or African American: 3.59%
  • Asian: 3.56%
  • Other race: 2.42%
  • Two or more races: 2.24%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Waukesha, Wisconsin is 72,811, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 72,549. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 70,718.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,578,0379620.06%
20191,577,0759620.06%
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 Percentage
White63,51687.75%
Black or African American2,5983.59%
Asian2,5763.56%
Some Other Race1,7552.42%
Two or More Races1,6182.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native2530.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander660.09%

Waukesha Wi Population Pyramid 2020

Waukesha Wi Median Age

35.7


Total

34.8


Male

36.9


Female

Waukesha Wi Adults

There are 56,944 adults, (9,667 of whom are seniors) in Waukesha Wi.

Waukesha Wi Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukesha Wi Sex Ratio

Female

37,178

51.36%

Male

35,204

48.64%

Waukesha Wi Households and Families

Waukesha Wi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waukesha Wi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All58.3%41.7%
Male47.3%52.7%
Female37.9%62.1%
Non Family36.3%63.7%

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,4322.3658.3
Married13,6983.0982.3
Non Family11,5621.2836.3
Female3,1422.9737.9
Male1,0302.9947.3

3.01

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waukesha Wi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2532.61%
9th to 12th Grade2,1184.42%
High School Graduate11,57724.15%
Some College10,26421.41%
Associates Degree4,7019.81%
Bachelors Degree12,19625.44%
Graduate Degree5,83412.17%

Waukesha Wi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,71638,13315,863
Hispanic4,7193,398671
Asian1,7031,6451,196
Black1,279909154
Other Race82956757
Multiple Races539482150
Native American1511468
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$42,477$51,016$36,457
Less Than High School$26,436$29,366$21,075
High School Grad$32,596$39,847$27,809
Some College$38,102$43,619$30,957
Bachelors Degree$53,866$66,069$44,611
Graduate Degree$68,179$76,333$61,054

$42,477

Average Earnings

$51,016

Average Male

$36,457

Average Female

Waukesha Wi Language

Waukesha Wi Language by Age

Waukesha Wi Language

88.30% of Waukesha Wi residents speak only English, while 11.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.12% of the population.

Waukesha Wi Poverty

Waukesha Wi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White54,6774,3347.93%
Hispanic8,6641,52817.64%
Black2,45197439.74%
Other1,71839222.82%
Multiple1,50135023.32%
Asian2,48530912.43%
Islander666496.97%
Native24683.25%

10.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.83%

Male Poverty Rate

12.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukesha Wi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukesha Wi is Islander, with 96.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukesha Wi is Native, with 3.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.72%
High School10.42%
Some College8.81%
Bachelors or Greater2.43%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.55%
Male Unemployed17.76%
Female Employed7.06%
Male Employed4.07%

Waukesha Wi Income

Waukesha Wi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,016$77,378
Families$83,697$94,876
Married Families$97,762$109,419
Non Families$38,089$48,193

Waukesha Wi Marital Status

Waukesha Wi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

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

3,478

Number of Veterans

3,198

Male Veterans

280

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,247
Second Gulf War618
First Gulf War489
Korea262
World War II230
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,3506.57%
Hispanic2364.14%
Other616.18%
Black533.02%
Indian83.56%
2 or More60.65%

$Waukesha Wi Veterans by Education

3.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukesha Wi Employment Status

71.2%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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

70.95%

Born in Wisconsin

92.76%

Native Born

7.24%

Foreign Born

4.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.76% of Waukesha Wi residents were born in the United States, with 70.95% having been born in Wisconsin. 4.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202072,8111310.18%
201972,6801310.18%
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%