Waupaca, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 5,886 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 
Males: 2,850  (48.4%)
Females: 3,036  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

41.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54981.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,037 (it was $31,095 in 2000)
Waupaca:

$49,037
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,420 (it was $18,890 in 2000)

Waupaca city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,214 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Waupaca:

$110,214
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $130,547; detached houses: $134,000; townhouses or other attached units: $202,281; in 2-unit structures: $251,222; mobile homes: $14,625

Median gross rent in 2017: $681.

March 2019 cost of living index in Waupaca: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.7%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Waupaca, WI (2017)
    • 5,52292.4%White alone
    • 1913.2%Hispanic
    • 901.5%Two or more races
    • 520.9%American Indian alone
    • 550.9%Asian alone
    • 350.6%Black alone

Races in Waupaca detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 49 registered sex offenders living in Waupaca, Wisconsin as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Waupaca is 123 to 1.


Crime rates in Waupaca by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(17.0)
2
(33.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.4)
2
(32.7)
1
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(66.7)
2
(33.8)
4
(68.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(17.0)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
3
(49.2)
2
(32.7)
4
(66.3)
2
(33.2)
3
(50.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(272.8)
9
(152.6)
15
(257.2)
10
(170.5)
17
(291.2)
17
(289.7)
19
(311.7)
23
(376.1)
24
(397.6)
23
(382.1)
5
(83.3)
17
(283.3)
8
(135.0)
9
(153.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(392.1)
26
(440.8)
12
(205.7)
29
(494.5)
32
(548.2)
15
(255.6)
9
(147.7)
23
(376.1)
6
(99.4)
26
(431.9)
21
(349.8)
14
(233.3)
13
(219.4)
12
(204.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
211
(3,597)
247
(4,187)
239
(4,097)
230
(3,922)
172
(2,947)
207
(3,528)
214
(3,511)
190
(3,107)
175
(2,899)
223
(3,704)
175
(2,915)
194
(3,233)
181
(3,055)
174
(2,970)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(187.5)
2
(33.9)
6
(102.9)
7
(119.4)
2
(34.3)
7
(119.3)
8
(131.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.1)
9
(149.5)
6
(100.0)
8
(133.3)
4
(67.5)
3
(51.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.7)
1
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)259.6263.8238.0235.1217.2231.6251.5261.8238.2276.7180.7266.3197.0227.7

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City-data.com crime index in Waupaca, WI

Crime rate in Waupaca detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (33.6%), American (28.8%), Norwegian (4.3%), Irish (4.0%), English (3.2%), French Canadian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1875

Elevation: 855 feet

Land area: 5.99 square miles.

Population density: 982 people per square mile   (low).

Waupaca, Wisconsin map

59 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,777 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,810 (2.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (34.2 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (89.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (187.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Farmington, WI (2.0 miles ),
Chain O' Lakes, WI (2.1 miles ),
Chain O' Lakes-King, WI (2.1 miles ),
Dayton, WI (2.2 miles ),
Lind, WI (2.2 miles ),
St. Lawrence, WI (2.6 miles ),
Ogdensburg, WI (2.7 miles ),
Weyauwega, WI (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 44.35 N, Longitude: 89.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,589 (+60.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,675 (54.9%)

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Waupaca, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Waupaca, WI in 2017
Waupaca satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $207,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Waupaca, WI residents
Average permit cost in Waupaca, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Waupaca, WI
Historical housing units in Waupaca, WI
Most common industries in Waupaca, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Food (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (15.0%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Waupaca, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)

Average climate in Waupaca, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Waupaca-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Waupaca city center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 tornado 25.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waupaca-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 200.4 miles away from Waupaca center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 413.0 miles away from Waupaca center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 387.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 352.1 miles away from Waupaca center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 183.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 357.0 miles away from Waupaca center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Waupaca County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waupaca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Waupaca:

  • HOSPICE PGM WAUPACA CTY (811 HARDING ST)
  • RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 800 RIVERSIDE DRIVE)
  • BETHANY HOME (1226 BERLIN ST)
  • CRYSTAL RIVER NUR REHAB (1401 CHURCHILL ST)
  • DAVITA - GRAND SEASONS DIALYSIS (190 GRAND SEASONS DR)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - WAUPACA (102 GRAND SEASONS DRIVE)
  • RECOVER HEALTH OF WISCONSIN INC (124 NORTH OBORN ST STE A)

Airports and heliports located in Waupaca:

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Amtrak station near Waupaca:

  • 18 miles: NEW LONDON (501 S. PEARL ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waupaca:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 28 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,089)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 32 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 35 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 35 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 35 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 50 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 51 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)

Public high school in Waupaca:

  • WAUPACA HIGH (Students: 769, Location: E2325 KING RD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Waupaca:

  • FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 45, Location: 1500 ROMAN RD, Grades: PK-11)
  • TOMORROW'S CHILDREN (Students: 27, Location: N3066 TOMORROWS LN, Grades: 1-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Waupaca:

Private elementary/middle school in Waupaca:

  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 31, Location: 1120 EVANS ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Waupaca

Library in Waupaca:

  • WAUPACA AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $804,300; Location: 107 S. MAIN ST.; 66,911 books; 13,261 e-books; 7,989 audio materials; 7,324 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 209 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Westwood & Riverside Elementary Schools were both closed at the end of the school year in 2005.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Waupaca: Waupaca Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Waupaca Country Club (B), Waupaca Business Park (C), Waupaca Area Ambulance (D), Waupaca Area Fire District (E), Waupaca Free Public Library (F), Waupaca County Courthouse (G), Waupaca City Hall (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Waupaca Woods Shopping Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Waupaca include: Saint Marks Episcopal Church (A), Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), Apostolic Lighthouse Church (F), First Assembly of God Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H), Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lakeside Cemetery (1), Saint Mary Magdalene Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Shadow Lake (A), Mirror Lake (B), Waupaca Millpond 176 (C), Cary Pond 91 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Waupaca include: Brainerd Bridge Park (1), Kiwanis Park (2), South Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hutchinson Historical House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; South Main) (1), Chain O Lakes Novelty Company (Amusement & Theme Parks; 138 South Oborn Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Suites Foxfire (199 Foxfire Drive) (1), Best Western Grand Seasons Htl (110 Grand Seasons Drive) (2), Baymont Inn & Suites - Waupaca (110 Grand Seasons Dr) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Waupaca County - Clerk of Court (811 Harding Street) (1), Waupaca County - Circuit Court Branch II (811 Harding Street) (2), Waupaca County - Circuit Court Branch I (811 Harding Street) (3), Waupaca County - Circuit Court Branch III (811 Harding Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Clarence Ekstrom - Admiral, Annie Burgstede - Actress, Edward E. Browne - Politician, Kevin David Petersen - Politician.

Waupaca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waupaca and their reported violations in the past:

RUSTIC WOODS CMPGD AREA B (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2008), St Boil Water Order (AUG-29-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2008), St Boil Water Order (JUL-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RUSTIC WOODS CMPGD R SECTION (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WAUPACA HIGH SCH CONCESSION (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
OAKWOOD PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2008), St Boil Water Order (OCT-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2009)
SPENCER LAKE CHRISTIAN CNTR ATHLETIC FIELD (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waupaca that have no violations reported:

  • SPENCER LAKE CHRISTIAN CNTR DINING HALL (Population served: 110, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAUPACA BOWL (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAUPACA CAMPING PK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NATURES EDGE BAR & GRILL (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROYAL OAKS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WINGSPAN CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RUSTIC WOODS CMPGD BAR (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LIND TOWN HALL FW (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAUPACA CHRISTIAN CH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LIND TOWN HALL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

50.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Waupaca in 2010:

  • 173 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 164 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Waupaca in 2000:

  • 193 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Waupaca (2011 data):

  • The Farmers State Bank of Waupaca: The Farmers State Bank Of Waupaca at 112 West Fulton Street, branch established on 1911/01/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $186.8 mil, Deposits: $153.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Bancorporation, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Waupaca Branch at 201 South Main Street, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • First National Bank: at 111 Jefferson Street, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2008/01/22: Bank assets: $750.4 mil, Deposits: $668.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Waupaca Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Baylake Bank: Waupaca Branch at 936 Furman Drive, branch established on 1999/08/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,087.7 mil, Deposits: $868.0 mil, headquarters in Sturgeon Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Baylake Corp.
  • First State Bank: -Waupaca Branch at 101 County Rd Qq, branch established on 2005/02/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $284.1 mil, Deposits: $237.9 mil, headquarters in New London, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First State Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Waupaca:

Marital status in Waupaca, WI
  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Waupaca:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Waupaca
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Waupaca, WI (based on Waupaca County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,15262
Mainline Protestant7,94118
Catholic6,9327
Other93
None18,376-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Waupaca County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Waupaca County:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Waupaca County:

9.63 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Waupaca County:

27.6%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Waupaca County:

11.4%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Waupaca:

48.6%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Waupaca:

44.9%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Waupaca:

21.1%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Waupaca:

11.2%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.1%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

55.2%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Waupaca:

76.9%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waupaca, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$76,501$61,2011$91
Streets and Highways 9$38,912$51,8830$0
Local Libraries 7$25,593$43,87419$12,130
Other Government Administration 4$21,826$65,47811$3,903
Sewerage 4$16,833$50,4990$0
Financial Administration 3$13,888$55,5520$0
Parks and Recreation 3$12,781$51,12415$12,546
Water Supply 3$13,279$53,1160$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,227$50,7245$2,715
Police - Other 1$3,530$42,3602$1,360
Totals for Government 50$227,370$54,56953$32,745

Waupaca government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $496,000 ($84.27)
    Regular Highways: $350,000 ($59.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000 ($43.66)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,879,000 ($319.23)
    Police Protection: $1,596,000 ($271.15)
    Water Utilities: $1,210,000 ($205.57)
    Regular Highways: $1,018,000 ($172.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $837,000 ($142.20)
    Libraries: $763,000 ($129.63)
    General - Other: $460,000 ($78.15)
    Transit Utilities: $403,000 ($68.47)
    Central Staff Services: $313,000 ($53.18)
    Air Transportation: $222,000 ($37.72)
    Financial Administration: $182,000 ($30.92)
    Natural Resources - Other: $176,000 ($29.90)
    General Public Buildings: $122,000 ($20.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000 ($19.37)
    Health - Other: $89,000 ($15.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $81,000 ($13.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000 ($6.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($3.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($1.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $893,000 ($151.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $289,000 ($49.10)
    Police Protection: $45,000 ($7.65)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($1.02)

Waupaca government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,154,000 ($365.95)
    Other: $453,000 ($76.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $133,000 ($22.60)
    Air Transportation: $121,000 ($20.56)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $46,000 ($7.82)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($3.06)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $551,000 ($93.61)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $142,000 ($24.13)
    Sale of Property: $81,000 ($13.76)
    Donations From Private Sources: $78,000 ($13.25)
    Fines and Forfeits: $68,000 ($11.55)
    General Revenue - Other: $57,000 ($9.68)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($4.08)
    Special Assessments: $16,000 ($2.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,362,000 ($231.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,102,000 ($187.22)
    Highways: $432,000 ($73.39)
    Transit Utilities: $375,000 ($63.71)
    Education: $136,000 ($23.11)
    Other: $39,000 ($6.63)
  • Tax - Property: $5,202,000 ($883.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $258,000 ($43.83)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $102,000 ($17.33)
    Other License: $68,000 ($11.55)
    Other: $37,000 ($6.29)

Waupaca government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,829,000 ($3878.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,634,000 ($3505.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,037,000 ($515.97)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $841,000 ($142.88)

5.50% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,147 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Outagamie County, WI  1.28% ($49,400 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, WI  0.64% ($38,625)
from Portage County, WI  0.49% ($44,571)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Outagamie County, WI  1.48% ($41,063 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, WI  0.57% ($38,789)
to Shawano County, WI  0.50% ($34,336)
Businesses in Waupaca, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Curves1Subway3
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
Goodwill2U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Waupaca:

  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waupaca:

  • WDUX-FM (92.7 FM; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAUH (102.3 FM; WAUTOMA, WI; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WOZZ (93.5 FM; NEW LONDON, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WBJZ (104.7 FM; BERLIN, WI; Owner: CAXAMBAS CORPORATION)
  • WJMQ (92.3 FM; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Waupaca:

  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Waupaca fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Waupaca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 65.4mTotal length
  • $1,623,000Total costs
  • 145,355Total average daily traffic
  • 6,215Total average daily truck traffic
  • 156,318Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Waupaca, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Waupaca, WI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Waupaca)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Waupaca, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Waupaca)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Waupaca)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 18. The highest number of fire incidents - 65 took place in 2018, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Waupaca, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.2%), and Outside Fires (26.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Waupaca, WI
    • 15555.2%Structure Fires
    • 7526.7%Outside Fires
    • 3813.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 134.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waupaca, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Waupaca, Wisconsin:

  • Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel, 110 Grand Seasons Dr, Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981 , Phone: (715) 258-9212, Fax: (715) 258-4294
  • Comfort Suites Conference Center @ Fox Fire, 199 Foxfire Dr, Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981 , Phone: (715) 942-0500, Fax: (715) 942-0501
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Waupaca, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waupaca, WI
  • 87.0%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Electricity
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waupaca, WI
  • 54.8%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Electricity
  • 5.9%No fuel used
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Waupaca compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Waupaca on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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