Waupaca, Wisconsin Population 2024

6,410

Waupaca is a city located in Portage County, Waupaca County, and Waushara County Wisconsin. Waupaca has a 2024 population of 6,410. It is also the county seat of Waupaca County. Waupaca is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 2.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,276 in 2020.

The average household income in Waupaca is $74,582 with a poverty rate of 6.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Waupaca is 42.6 years, 42.7 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Waupaca Demographics

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

  • White: 94.39%
  • Two or more races: 2.1%
  • Other race: 1.72%
  • Black or African American: 1.13%
  • Native American: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
7.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
809.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.14% (134)
The current population of Waupaca, Wisconsin is 6,410 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,276.

Waupaca, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,94194.39%
Two or more races1322.1%
Other race1081.72%
Black or African American711.13%
Native American250.4%
Asian170.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waupaca Population by Race

Waupaca Population Pyramid 2024

Waupaca Median Age

42.6

Total

42.7

Male

42.6

Female

Waupaca Adults

There are 5,064 adults, (1,416 of whom are seniors) in Waupaca.

Waupaca Age Dependency

72.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Waupaca Sex Ratio

Female3,07148.79%
Male3,22351.21%

Waupaca Population by Age

Waupaca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8332.0757.542.5
Non Family1,3361.2236.963.1
Married1,1862.6886.313.7
Female2273.4949.850.2
Male843.110100

2.63

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waupaca Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade591.3%
9th to 12th Grade2485.48%
High School Graduate1,86041.1%
Some College72315.97%
Associates Degree56412.46%
Bachelors Degree83518.45%
Graduate Degree2375.24%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waupaca Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waupaca Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,3514,0751,029
2+ Races535316
Black53480
Hispanic441814
Other Race431713
Asian131313
Native American12120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Waupaca Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$46,942$58,667$36,981
Less Than 9th Grade$27,240$31,875$0
High School Graduate$27,011$50,673$13,794
Some College$51,386$60,066$50,693
Bachelors Degree$52,474$69,429$50,412
Graduate Degree$66,667$67,361$56,667

$46,942

Average Earnings

$58,667

Average Male

$36,981

Average Female

Waupaca Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waupaca Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waupaca Language

99.09% of Waupaca residents speak only English, while 0.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.84% of the population.

Waupaca Language

Waupaca Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,4653576.53%
Hispanic1663621.69%
Other881820.45%
Asian17423.53%

6.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.22%

Male Poverty Rate

8.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waupaca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waupaca is Asian, with 23.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waupaca is White, with 6.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.34%.

Waupaca Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.83%
High School9.19%
Some College5.92%
Bachelors or Greater1.92%

Waupaca Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.17%
Female Unemployed17.65%
Female Employed5.85%
Male Employed3.13%

Waupaca Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waupaca Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,076$74,582
Families$85,287$96,170
Married Families$86,835$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,344$47,347

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waupaca Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Waupaca Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waupaca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Waupaca Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waupaca Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

644

Number of Veterans

626

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam357
Second Gulf War81
First Gulf War70
World War II32
Korea29

Waupaca Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+227
65 to 74202
35 to 5491
55 to 6483
18 to 3441

Waupaca Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White63413.28%
Black79.86%
Asian317.65%

Waupaca Veterans by Race

Waupaca Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waupaca Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Waupaca Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waupaca Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waupaca 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

75.72%

Born in Waupaca

99.38%

Native Born

0.62%

Foreign Born

0.06%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.38% of Waupaca residents were born in the United States, with 75.72% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Waupaca Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,577330.5%
20286,544340.52%
20276,510330.51%
20266,477340.53%
20256,443330.51%
20246,410340.53%
20236,376330.52%
20226,34300%
20216,343671.07%
20206,2763275.5%
20195,949320.54%
20185,91700%
20175,917-19-0.32%
20165,936-80-1.33%
20156,016-18-0.3%
20146,034560.94%
20135,978-34-0.57%
20126,012-64-1.05%
20116,076-32-0.52%
20106,1084327.61%
20005,67671914.5%
19904,95748510.85%
19804,4721302.99%
19704,3423588.99%
19603,984631.61%
19503,92146313.39%
19403,45832710.44%
19303,13129210.29%
19202,839501.79%
19102,789-123-4.22%
19002,91200%
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Waupaca Population by Year