Waupaca County, Wisconsin Population 2024

50,480

Waupaca County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 50,480 with a growth rate of -0.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Waupaca County, Wisconsin is the 29th largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 52,396 and has seen a growth of -3.66% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202947,960-504-1.04%
202848,464-504-1.03%
202748,968-504-1.02%
202649,472-504-1.01%
202549,976-504-1%
202450,480-504-0.99%
202350,984-504-0.98%
202251,488-504-0.97%
202151,9922010.39%
202051,7919281.82%
201950,863-188-0.37%
201851,051-57-0.11%
201751,108-193-0.38%
201651,301-383-0.74%
201551,684-250-0.48%
201451,934-134-0.26%
201352,0681460.28%
201251,922-371-0.71%
201152,293-103-0.2%
201052,396
199046,1043,2737.64%
198042,8315,05113.37%
197037,7802,4406.9%
196035,3402840.81%
195035,0564421.28%
194034,6141,1013.29%
193033,513-687-2.01%
192034,2001,4184.33%
191032,7821,1673.69%
190031,6154,82117.99%
189026,7945,83927.86%
188020,9555,41634.85%
187015,5396,68875.56%
18608,851-39,109-81.55%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.99% (-504)
County Website
Waupaca County
County Seat
2010 Population
52,396
Area
748 mi²
Density
67 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.66% (-1,916)
Founded
1853

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White48,82794.22%
Two or more races1,4122.72%
Other race7681.48%
Black or African American3920.76%
Asian2410.47%
Native American1760.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.01%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Median Age

45.3

Total

44.5

Male

46.1

Female

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 41,353 adults, (10,722 of whom are seniors) in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female25,37448.96%
Male26,44851.04%

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All22,3552.2576.223.8
Married11,4392.7990.89.2
Non Family7,6011.1859.340.7
Female2,030355.644.4
Male1,2852.6277.722.3
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2.7

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waupaca 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

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

Waupaca 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

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

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,680

Average Earnings

$56,481

Average Male

$37,454

Average Female

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Language

95.9% of Waupaca County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 4.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.91% of the population.

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Language

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White46,9463,9718.46%
Hispanic1,73327415.81%
Multiple1,38819313.9%
Other739496.63%
Black3154815.24%
Asian241208.3%
Native15485.19%
Islander66100%
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8.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.76%

Male Poverty Rate

9.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waupaca County, Wisconsin

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waupaca County, Wisconsin is Native, with 5.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.48%.

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.08%
High School10.53%
Some College6.24%
Bachelors or Greater2.68%
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Waupaca County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed37.21%
Female Unemployed26.83%
Female Employed5.3%
Male Employed2.32%
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Waupaca County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waupaca County, Wisconsin 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 County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,571

Number of Veterans

3,350

Male Veterans

221

Female Veterans

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Waupaca County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Waupaca County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Waupaca County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waupaca 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

83.51%

Born in Waupaca County, Wisconsin

98.69%

Native Born

1.31%

Foreign Born

0.69%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.69% of Waupaca County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 83.51% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

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