Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population 2024

413,142

Waukesha County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 413,142 with a growth rate of 0.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Waukesha County, Wisconsin is the 3rd largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 390,051 and has seen a growth of 5.92% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029419,9121,3540.32%
2028418,5581,3540.32%
2027417,2041,3540.33%
2026415,8501,3540.33%
2025414,4961,3540.33%
2024413,1421,3540.33%
2023411,7881,3540.33%
2022410,4341,3540.33%
2021409,0801,6130.4%
2020407,4672,9220.72%
2019404,5451,8400.46%
2018402,7051,6060.4%
2017401,0992,4350.61%
2016398,6642,2870.58%
2015396,3778590.22%
2014395,5181,2610.32%
2013394,2571,3640.35%
2012392,8931,9980.51%
2011390,8958440.22%
2010390,051
1990304,71524,3898.7%
1980280,32648,96121.16%
1970231,36573,11646.2%
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%
185019,258-400,654-95.41%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.33% (1,354)
County Website
Waukesha County
County Seat
2010 Population
390,051
Area
550 mi²
Density
751 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
5.92% (23,091)

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White362,82889.08%
Two or more races16,8044.13%
Asian15,7783.87%
Black or African American6,4801.59%
Other race4,5461.12%
Native American7370.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1170.03%
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Median Age

43.3

Total

42.2

Male

44.5

Female

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 321,220 adults, (79,312 of whom are seniors) in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female205,07450.35%
Male202,21649.65%

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All165,7332.4376.723.3
Married97,1103.0191.18.9
Non Family52,2671.254.145.9
Female10,9912.886337
Male5,3653.0364.735.3
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2.95

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

76.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.05%.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$62,949

Average Earnings

$76,990

Average Male

$49,691

Average Female

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Language

92.64% of Waukesha County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 7.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.65% of the population.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Language

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White348,89815,0874.32%
Hispanic20,6252,39811.63%
Black6,1951,40422.66%
Multiple16,6971,3267.94%
Asian15,7383372.14%
Other4,4341914.31%
Native729253.43%
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4.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.1%

Male Poverty Rate

5.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin is Black, with 22.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukesha County, Wisconsin is Asian, with 2.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.96%.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.42%
High School7.25%
Some College5.02%
Bachelors or Greater2.06%
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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.09%
Male Unemployed14.32%
Female Employed2.89%
Male Employed1.73%
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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

19,401

Number of Veterans

18,272

Male Veterans

1,129

Female Veterans

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waukesha County, Wisconsin 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

75.19%

Born in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

94.62%

Native Born

5.38%

Foreign Born

2.25%

Non Citizen

3.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.62% of Waukesha County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 75.19% having been born in Wisconsin. 2.25% 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

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