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Waukesha County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2019: 404,198 (90% urban, 10% rural); it was 360,767 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 86,514
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 30,756
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 103,458
Renter-occupied apartments: 35,393 (it was 31,771 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 556 sq. mi.

Water area: 24.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 728 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Waukesha County: 98.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.1%), Educational, health and social services (13.7%), Manufacturing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Waukesha County, WI (2019)
    • 355,54798.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 19,8535.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 15,2704.2%Asian alone
    • 6,5001.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,7811.6%Two or more races
    • 8580.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2570.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1320.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

43.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Males: 199,198  (49.3%)
Females: 205,000  (50.7%)
Average household size:
Waukesha County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $90,548 ($62,839 in 1999)
This county:

$90,548
Wisconsin:

$64,168

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $944 (lower quartile is $770, upper quartile is $1,196)
This county:

$944
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $302,700 (it was $169,000 in 2000)
Waukesha:

$302,700
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $228,100 - $410,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $367,438
Here:

$367,438
State:

$243,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $258,564
Here:

$258,564
State:

$212,164

In 2-unit structures: $287,783
Here:

$287,783
State:

$191,549

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,468
Here:

$197,468
State:

$185,896

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,226
Here:

$167,226
State:

$204,140

Mobile homes: $21,481
Here:

$21,481
State:

$56,469

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,763
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $649

Institutionalized population: 2,650

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 86
  • Thefts: 382
  • Auto thefts: 24

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 55
  • Burglaries: 105
  • Thefts: 457
  • Auto thefts: 22
Waukesha County, WI map from a distance

Health of residents in Waukesha County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
71.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
61.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
73.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 167 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1720 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 1998: 2012 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 1999: 2205 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2000: 1848 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2001: 1822 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2002: 1776 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2003: 1862 buildings, average cost: $224,600
  • 2004: 1844 buildings, average cost: $257,500
  • 2005: 1449 buildings, average cost: $284,200
  • 2006: 1209 buildings, average cost: $310,000
  • 2007: 971 buildings, average cost: $331,000
  • 2008: 575 buildings, average cost: $344,500
  • 2009: 391 buildings, average cost: $342,400
  • 2010: 442 buildings, average cost: $338,100
  • 2011: 441 buildings, average cost: $314,900
  • 2012: 581 buildings, average cost: $321,700
  • 2013: 682 buildings, average cost: $325,900
  • 2014: 713 buildings, average cost: $333,300
  • 2015: 803 buildings, average cost: $331,300
  • 2016: 956 buildings, average cost: $349,000
  • 2017: 897 buildings, average cost: $365,900
  • 2018: 1042 buildings, average cost: $359,700
  • 2019: 811 buildings, average cost: $399,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Waukesha, WI residents
Average permit cost in Waukesha, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,028 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,976 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Waukesha, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Waukesha, WI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Waukesha, WI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.7%
Waukesha County:

4.7%
Wisconsin:

10.4%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.2% for Black residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.9% for American Indian residents, 39.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.4% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 43.2 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 45.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 30.4 years old, American Indian residents: 36.6 years old, Asian residents: 37.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.2 years old, Other race residents: 43.9 years old)

Area name: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Waukesha County is $591 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $890 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waukesha, Brookfield, New Berlin, Menomonee Falls, Muskego, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Lisbon, Sussex, Hartland.

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

2018 air pollution in Waukesha County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Brown County, Nebraska , Jefferson County , Richland County , Washington County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Waukesha, WI
County total employment by year in Waukesha, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Waukesha, WI

Current college students: 17,704
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 46.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 19,216 (54.4% naturalized citizens)

Waukesha County:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5,2192010 or later
  • 4,7152000 to 2009
  • 3,9571990 to 1999
  • 2,0371980 to 1989
  • 1,8541970 to 1979
  • 4,897Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.0%

Waukesha County marital status for males Waukesha County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 116,837
  • One, attached: 10,492
  • Two: 3,626
  • 3 or 4: 4,460
  • 5 to 9: 9,024
  • 10 to 19: 6,111
  • 20 to 49: 8,206
  • 50 or more: 7,941
  • Mobile homes: 1,258

Housing units in Waukesha County with a mortgage: 82,312 (906 second mortgage, 14,820 home equity loan, 227 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 39,328

Here:

67.8% with mortgage
State:

62.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Waukesha County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic115,00828
Evangelical Protestant71,237128
Mainline Protestant38,65487
Other9,84029
None155,152-
Waukesha County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 57
Waukesha County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 106
Waukesha County:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 283
This county:

7.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Waukesha County:

6.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Waukesha County:

26.8%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Waukesha County:

Average size of farms: 129 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,087
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $331.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.37%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $45,553
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.69%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,282
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 37.52%
Corn for grain: 26519 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1836 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 22871 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,073 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 102 acres

Tornado activity:

Waukesha County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 2211120.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 178 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/11/1969, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 153 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waukesha County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 317.7 miles away from Waukesha County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from the county 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 292.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 317.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 154.2 miles away from Waukesha County center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4520-WI: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4520, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Snow, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3285: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 3285, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3163: January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: 3163, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 05, 1998 to August 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1238: August 12, 1998, FEMA Id: 1238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 1997 to June 23, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1180: July 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1180, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hail, Severe Storm, Incident Period: July 07, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-912: August 06, 1991, FEMA Id: 912, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Waukesha County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Waukesha

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 214,447 (84.3%)
  • Carpooled: 17,875 (7.0%)
  • Bus: 1,885 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,729 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 288 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 5,007 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 13,091 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (23%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Pakistan (3%)
  • Korea (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Waukesha County


  • German (35%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Waukesha County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 2,506 people in nursing homes
  • 953 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 681 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 542 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 391 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 165 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 163 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 117 people in other group homes
  • 80 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 44 people in religious group quarters
  • 37 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 10 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Waukesha County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 1,795 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,500 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 435 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 402 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 326 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 287 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 236 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 223 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 216 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 103 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 87 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $105,826.

6.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($72,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($435 average AGI)
Waukesha County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

4.66% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($49,675 average AGI)
1.57% relocated from other states ($22,495 average AGI)
Waukesha County:

1.57%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  2.85% ($69,452 average AGI)
from Washington County, WI  0.36% ($66,753)
from Jefferson County, WI  0.20% ($59,814)
from Racine County, WI  0.19% ($69,082)
from Dane County, WI  0.19% ($59,324)
from Walworth County, WI  0.16% ($52,026)
from Cook County, IL  0.11% ($88,086)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($71,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($474 average AGI)
Waukesha County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

4.00% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($38,140 average AGI)
1.91% relocated to other states ($33,333 average AGI)
Waukesha County:

1.91%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  2.08% ($50,450 average AGI)
to Washington County, WI  0.41% ($68,585)
to Jefferson County, WI  0.27% ($57,852)
to Dane County, WI  0.20% ($59,298)
to Walworth County, WI  0.16% ($60,960)
to Racine County, WI  0.15% ($61,121)
to Dodge County, WI  0.11% ($47,011)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Waukesha County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Waukesha County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2018: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Waukesha County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Waukesha County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Waukesha County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Waukesha County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Waukesha County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Waukesha County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Waukesha County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 56,462 (51,181 aged, 5,281 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,533 (2%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Waukesha County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,558)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,838)
  • Unspecified dementia (3,797)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,807)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,513)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (2,266)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,917)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,443)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,422)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,217)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.06
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,450
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 177
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,373

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,125
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 719
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 72
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 84.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 38.2
  • Suffocation - 21.6
  • Poisoning - 18.9
  • Other - 6.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 404,198
  • Male householders: 82,205 (18,300 living alone), Female householders: 78,430 (24,688 living alone)
  • 93,363 spouses (92,858 opposite-sex spouses), 8,151 unmarried partners, (7,891 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 118,786 children (112,755 natural, 3,467 adopted, 2,564 stepchildren), 3,313 grandchildren, 1,961 brothers or sisters, 3,948 parents, 294 foster children, 2,964 other relatives, 5,831 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,952

Size of family households: 54,618 2-persons, 20,156 3-persons, 22,729 4-persons, 8,919 5-persons, 2,786 6-persons, 557 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 42,988 1-person, 7,427 2-persons, 316 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 52 5-persons, 37 6-persons.

69,305 married couples with children.
12,340 single-parent households (3,635 men, 8,705 women).

93.0% of residents of Waukesha speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,384,096,000 ($3,669 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $60,416,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $804,105,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $265,938,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,733,000
Federal grants: $151,208,000
Federal procurement contracts: $95,044,000 ($37,526,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $62,069,000 ($4,480,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $231,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $92,842,000
Federal Government insurance: $127,165,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 22,371
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 14,407
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,855
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +8,865
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Waukesha County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 26.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • 6,9432014 or later
  • 2,8432010 to 2013
  • 19,9312000 to 2009
  • 35,0221990 to 1999
  • 18,8801980 to 1989
  • 26,9481970 to 1979
  • 20,5131960 to 1969
  • 19,0241950 to 1959
  • 4,6751940 to 1949
  • 13,1761939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • 681 room
  • 362 rooms
  • 1,0993 rooms
  • 5,6554 rooms
  • 17,3375 rooms
  • 25,9966 rooms
  • 24,6387 rooms
  • 17,4738 rooms
  • 29,3389+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • 1,2921 room
  • 2,5982 rooms
  • 9,1773 rooms
  • 13,9324 rooms
  • 5,6125 rooms
  • 3,0766 rooms
  • 1,3877 rooms
  • 1,1188 rooms
  • 8039+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • 68no bedroom
  • 8661 bedroom
  • 13,5602 bedrooms
  • 66,4563 bedrooms
  • 32,7574 bedrooms
  • 7,9335+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • 1,497no bedroom
  • 11,2331 bedroom
  • 18,9522 bedrooms
  • 5,6223 bedrooms
  • 1,4574 bedrooms
  • 2345+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Waukesha County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Waukesha County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Waukesha County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,610no vehicle
  • 23,1471 vehicle
  • 63,0222 vehicles
  • 23,9823 vehicles
  • 7,4484 vehicles
  • 2,4315+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Waukesha County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Waukesha County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,524no vehicle
  • 20,5221 vehicle
  • 11,1482 vehicles
  • 2,3353 vehicles
  • 3494 vehicles
  • 1175+ vehicles

88.9% of Waukesha County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Wisconsin.

Waukesha County:

88.9%
State average:

86.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 305,787
  • Other state: 74,975
  • Northeast: 9,565
  • Midwest: 45,968
  • South: 9,906
  • West: 9,536
Year householders moved into unit in Waukesha County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Waukesha County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 86.2%Utility gas
  • 9.7%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.4%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,479
Here:

16.6%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,695
Here:

11.3%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,834
Here:

26.8%
Wisconsin:

17.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Waukesha County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $17,262,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,968,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,301,000
    Air Transportation: $942,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $147,000
    Regular Highways: $29,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,390,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,472,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,414,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $31,793,000
    Health - Other: $31,765,000
    Police Protection: $29,192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,514,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,148,000
    General - Other: $15,023,000
    Regular Highways: $13,548,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,102,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,820,000
    Financial Administration: $5,784,000
    Libraries: $5,426,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,230,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,753,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,480,000
    Air Transportation: $2,227,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,057,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $429,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,859,000
    Other: $2,038,000
    Public Welfare: $1,543,000
    Education: $63,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,726,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,073,000
    Highways: $895,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,130,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,125,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,005,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,092,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,285,000
    Sale of Property: $650,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $415,000
    Rents: $329,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $370,000
    Police Protection: $145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,664,000
    Highways: $12,457,000
    Other: $4,362,000
    Education: $2,630,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,305,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,721,000
  • Tax - Property: $104,586,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,988,000
    Other License: $932,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $723,000
    Other: $78,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000

Waukesha County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $17,262,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,968,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,301,000
    Air Transportation: $942,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $147,000
    Regular Highways: $29,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,390,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,472,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,414,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $31,793,000
    Health - Other: $31,765,000
    Police Protection: $29,192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,514,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,148,000
    General - Other: $15,023,000
    Regular Highways: $13,548,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,102,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,820,000
    Financial Administration: $5,784,000
    Libraries: $5,426,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,230,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,753,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,480,000
    Air Transportation: $2,227,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,057,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $429,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,859,000
    Other: $2,038,000
    Public Welfare: $1,543,000
    Education: $63,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,726,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,073,000
    Highways: $895,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,130,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,125,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,005,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,092,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,285,000
    Sale of Property: $650,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $415,000
    Rents: $329,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $370,000
    Police Protection: $145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,664,000
    Highways: $12,457,000
    Other: $4,362,000
    Education: $2,630,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,305,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,721,000
  • Tax - Property: $104,586,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,988,000
    Other License: $932,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $723,000
    Other: $78,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000

Waukesha County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $17,262,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,968,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,301,000
    Air Transportation: $942,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $147,000
    Regular Highways: $29,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,390,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,472,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,414,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $31,793,000
    Health - Other: $31,765,000
    Police Protection: $29,192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,514,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,148,000
    General - Other: $15,023,000
    Regular Highways: $13,548,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,102,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,820,000
    Financial Administration: $5,784,000
    Libraries: $5,426,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,230,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,753,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,480,000
    Air Transportation: $2,227,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,057,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $429,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,859,000
    Other: $2,038,000
    Public Welfare: $1,543,000
    Education: $63,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,726,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,073,000
    Highways: $895,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,130,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,125,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,005,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,092,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,285,000
    Sale of Property: $650,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $415,000
    Rents: $329,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $370,000
    Police Protection: $145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,664,000
    Highways: $12,457,000
    Other: $4,362,000
    Education: $2,630,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,305,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,721,000
  • Tax - Property: $104,586,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,988,000
    Other License: $932,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $723,000
    Other: $78,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000

Waukesha County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $17,262,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,968,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,301,000
    Air Transportation: $942,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $147,000
    Regular Highways: $29,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,390,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,472,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,414,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $31,793,000
    Health - Other: $31,765,000
    Police Protection: $29,192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,514,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,148,000
    General - Other: $15,023,000
    Regular Highways: $13,548,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,102,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,820,000
    Financial Administration: $5,784,000
    Libraries: $5,426,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,230,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,753,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,480,000
    Air Transportation: $2,227,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,057,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $429,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,859,000
    Other: $2,038,000
    Public Welfare: $1,543,000
    Education: $63,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,726,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,073,000
    Highways: $895,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,130,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,125,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,005,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,092,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,285,000
    Sale of Property: $650,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $415,000
    Rents: $329,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $370,000
    Police Protection: $145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,664,000
    Highways: $12,457,000
    Other: $4,362,000
    Education: $2,630,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,305,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,721,000
  • Tax - Property: $104,586,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,988,000
    Other License: $932,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $723,000
    Other: $78,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,017
  • Number of aged recipients: 273
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,744
  • Number of recipients under 18: 315
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,330
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 372
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 769
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 819
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 73 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED888$193,0892,843$229,71320,306$208,125754$98,57433$801,394499$238,68716$71,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$207,083154$237,7341,185$227,31492$66,6523$1,063,33330$228,1003$44,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED94$189,904249$233,0922,924$248,258213$61,1606$4,089,833120$358,4089$103,778
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN65$183,877223$241,0812,501$225,87682$99,0004$1,056,25070$217,9713$56,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$185,08339$233,974552$236,55120$93,3500$013$309,1540$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 71 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED575$218,480567$228,6311$312,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED76$260,421122$228,9671$122,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED56$221,48288$236,6482$347,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$271,07134$237,3240$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$273,6258$203,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waukesha, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waukesha, WI - Value
Most common first names in Waukesha County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,87875.9 years
Robert1,49972.6 years
Mary1,44280.7 years
William1,35876.5 years
George93577.1 years
Margaret90581.4 years
Helen89982.8 years
Joseph89377.0 years
Dorothy86080.6 years
James84871.1 years
Most common last names in Waukesha County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson37277.8 years
Miller31578.2 years
Smith29876.3 years
Schmidt27979.2 years
Anderson25578.1 years
Mueller23177.9 years
Nelson20878.3 years
Schultz20178.7 years
Brown19177.4 years
Krueger17478.0 years
Businesses in Waukesha County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1KFC3
ALDO1Kmart1
AMF Bowling1Kohl's4
AT&T4La Quinta3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie Kids1Lane Furniture3
Ace Hardware6LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts4Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Marriott3
American Eagle Outfitters1Marshalls2
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets13
Applebee's2Maurices3
Arby's5McDonald's10
AutoZone1Men's Wearhouse2
Bakers1Motherhood Maternity1
Bakers Square1New Balance8
Bally Total Fitness1New York & Co1
Barnes & Noble1Nike24
Bath & Body Works2Office Depot1
Best Western1OfficeMax3
Blockbuster3Old Country Buffet1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy1
Burger King2Outback1
Buybuy BABY1Outback Steakhouse1
CVS3Pac Sun1
Caribou Coffee2Panera Bread3
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza2
Catherines1Payless1
Charlotte Russe1Penske4
Chevrolet2PetSmart1
Chipotle2Pier 1 Imports1
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut7
Cold Stone Creamery1Plato's Closet1
Cricket Wireless3Qdoba Mexican Grill5
Curves5Quiznos3
DHL2RadioShack5
Dairy Queen2Red Robin1
Dennys1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza3Sears3
DressBarn1Sheraton1
Dressbarn1Sleep Inn1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear3Sprint Nextel5
FedEx49Starbucks10
Finish Line1Subway3
Firestone Complete Auto Care2T-Mobile11
Foot Locker1T.J.Maxx1
Ford2Taco Bell5
GNC3Target3
GameStop5The Athlete's Foot1
Gap1The Limited1
Goodwill3Toys"R"Us1
Gymboree1True Value3
H&M1U-Haul7
H&R Block5U.S. Cellular2
Hardee's2UPS65
Hilton2Vans2
Holiday Inn3Verizon Wireless2
Home Depot2Victoria's Secret1
Hyatt1Walgreens8
JCPenney1Walmart3
Jimmy John's19Wendy's2
Jones New York1Wet Seal1
Journeys1YMCA2
Justice1

Waukesha County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"