Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population 2021

Waukesha County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 407,550 with a growth rate of 0.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Waukesha County, Wisconsin is the null largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 Population was 390,028 and has seen a growth of 4.49% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021407,5501,6760.41%
2020405,8741,6760.41%
2019404,1981,6760.42%
2018402,5221,6230.40%
2017400,8992,3780.60%
2016398,5212,2840.58%
2015396,2378400.21%
2014395,3971,2500.32%
2013394,1471,3370.34%
2012392,8101,9730.50%
2011390,8378090.21%
2010390,02885,31328.00%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.41%
County Website
2010 Population
390,028
Growth Since 2010
4.49%
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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White369,23892.20%
Asian14,1933.54%
Black or African American6,4481.61%
Two or More Races6,2841.57%
Some Other Race3,2000.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native9620.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1500.04%
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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population By Race

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2021

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Median Age

43.2


Total

41.7


Male

44.6


Female

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 313,585 adults, (72,414 of whom are seniors) in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Mujer

203,503

50.82%

Masculino

196,972

49.18%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.2%9.8%
All76.3%23.7%
Masculino64.6%35.4%
Mujer60.1%39.9%
Non Family53.5%46.5%

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All158,8082.4976.3
Married95,3933.0490.2
Non Family48,3851.2153.5
Mujer10,2513.0260.1
Masculino4,7793.2364.6

3.01

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4271.21%
9th to 12th Grade7,2102.56%
High School Graduate63,91922.66%
Some College54,98019.49%
Associates Degree27,1469.62%
Bachelors Degree82,15629.12%
Graduate Degree43,30115.35%
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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White256,825249,399113,520
Hispanic9,8647,7452,553
Asian9,3838,9507,178
Black3,5593,0361,036
2+ Races2,3082,2181,116
Other Race1,7371,143237
Native American611537238
Islander736432

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.50%.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$53,252$64,830$42,250
Less Than 9th Grade$32,347$37,143$27,823
High School Graduate$37,505$47,297$27,435
Some College$44,813$55,356$35,134
Bachelors Degree$64,141$82,743$50,751
Graduate Degree$82,201$105,238$67,091

$53,252

Average Earnings

$64,830

Average Male

$42,250

Average Female

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Language by Age

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Language

92.94% of Waukesha County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 7.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.79% of the population.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Language

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White350,39114,5294.15%
Hispanic18,4302,61214.17%
Black6,06192115.20%
Multiple6,07970711.63%
Asian14,0993552.52%
Other3,0952287.37%
Native93618719.98%
Islander1506241.33%

4.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.12%

Male Poverty Rate

5.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin is Islander, with 41.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin is Asian, with 2.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.42%.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.47%
High School6.35%
Some College4.74%
Bachelors or Greater1.85%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed14.28%
Female Unemployed13.90%
Female Employed3.08%
Male Employed1.92%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$87,277$114,713
Families$108,123$136,467
Married Families$116,104$146,488
Non Families$44,213$62,322
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Income by Household Type

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.2%

Male Marriage Rate

58.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin 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 County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Marital Status

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20,616

Number of Veterans

19,436

Male Veterans

1,180

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,869
First Gulf War2,742
Korea2,436
Second Gulf War2,270
World War II1,192

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+6,943
65 to 746,138
35 to 543,427
55 to 643,077
18 to 341,031

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White19,9046.80%
Hispanic5324.42%
Black2766.27%
2+ Races1876.09%
Native American8912.50%
Asian680.66%
Other Race663.13%
Islander2618.06%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

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3.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

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68.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.97%

Born in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

94.90%

Native Born

5.10%

Foreign Born

2.20%

Non Citizen

2.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.90% of Waukesha County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 74.97% having been born in Wisconsin. 2.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

  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

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