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Waukesha County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 398,424 (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: 717 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Waukesha County: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.6%), Manufacturing (15.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.1%), Educational, health and social services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Waukesha County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.7%)
  • Asian alone (3.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 195,314  (49.0%)
Females: 203,110  (51.0%)

Waukesha County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Waukesha County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $81,878 ($62,839 in 1999)

This county:

$81,878
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $870 (lower quartile is $694, upper quartile is $1,089)
This county:

$870
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $273,000 (it was $169,000 in 2000)
Waukesha:

$273,000
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $204,600 - $372,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $322,032
Here:

$322,032
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $224,031
Here:

$224,031
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $232,363
Here:

$232,363
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $202,526
Here:

$202,526
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $248,688
Here:

$248,688
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $39,604
Here:

$39,604
State:

$50,465
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,722
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $618

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,202 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,840 (1.5%)

Waukesha County household income distribution in 2009 Waukesha County home values distribution Waukesha County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.1%
Waukesha County:

5.1%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for American Indian residents, 30.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.2% for other race residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.2 years old
(Males: 41.9 years old, Females: 44.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.5 years old, Black residents: 32.2 years old, American Indian residents: 26.4 years old, Asian residents: 35.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.8 years old, Other race residents: 26.8 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

2012 air pollution in Waukesha County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 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 September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 17,704
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 42.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 17,783 (58.6% naturalized citizens)

Waukesha County:

4.5%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 3,885
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,321
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,772
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,037
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,854
  • Before 1970: 4,897
Note: State values scaled to Waukesha County population

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: 114,678
  • One, attached: 10,581
  • Two: 3,818
  • 3 or 4: 6,202
  • 5 to 9: 7,544
  • 10 to 19: 5,039
  • 20 to 49: 8,818
  • 50 or more: 6,769
  • Mobile homes: 881

Housing units in Waukesha County with a mortgage: 81,706 (1,920 second mortgage, 14,521 home equity loan, 616 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 37,398

Here:

68.6% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Waukesha County

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 above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, 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 (4.0 MB, 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 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 350.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 316.2 miles away from Waukesha County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 264.6 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 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
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 03, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-775: October 07, 1986, FEMA Id: 775, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Waukesha County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (21%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Waukesha County (%):

  • German (38%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (2%)

Waukesha County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 210,533 (86.6%)
  • Carpooled: 17,643 (7.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,801 (0.7%)
  • Railroad: 42 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,223 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 374 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 2,581 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 9,028 (3.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 mentally retarded
  • 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 $85,430.

5.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($90 average AGI)
Waukesha County:

0.01%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

3.95% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($36,618 average AGI)
1.45% relocated from other states ($19,996 average AGI)
Waukesha County:

1.45%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  2.36% ($53,525 average AGI)
from Washington County, WI  0.30% ($48,390)
from Jefferson County, WI  0.18% ($37,416)
from Dane County, WI  0.17% ($51,592)
from Racine County, WI  0.16% ($44,269)
from Walworth County, WI  0.13% ($42,068)
from Cook County, IL  0.09% ($68,557)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,917 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($547 average AGI)
Waukesha County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

3.86% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($28,765 average AGI)
1.89% relocated to other states ($22,605 average AGI)
Waukesha County:

1.89%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  2.08% ($39,268 average AGI)
to Washington County, WI  0.36% ($52,834)
to Dane County, WI  0.23% ($44,598)
to Jefferson County, WI  0.20% ($38,674)
to Racine County, WI  0.14% ($53,463)
to Walworth County, WI  0.14% ($39,840)
to Cook County, IL  0.12% ($45,717)

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 2014: 9.9

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 2014: 7.8

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 2013: 1.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Waukesha County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Waukesha County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Waukesha County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,572)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,934)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,853)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,272)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,889)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,535)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,355)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,109)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,034)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,021)

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: 398,424
  • In family households: 336,061 (61,497 male householders, 47,323 female householders)
    93,073 spouses, 117,980 children (109,282 natural, 4,088 adopted, 4,610 stepchildren), 3,264 grandchildren, 1,620 brothers or sisters, 2,948 parents, 3,160 other relatives, 5,196 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 57,210 (20,124 male householders (16,333 living alone)), 27,559 female householders (23,511 living alone)), 9,527 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,153

Size of family households: 51,912 2-persons, 23,217 3-persons, 21,965 4-persons, 7,934 5-persons, 2,899 6-persons, 893 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 39,844 1-person, 7,117 2-persons, 681 3-persons, 41 4-persons.

67,878 married couples with children.
14,961 single-parent households (5,012 men, 9,949 women).

92.8% of residents of Waukesha speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 4% 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:

7.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,792
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,175
  • 2000 to 2009: 22,678
  • 1990 to 1999: 31,789
  • 1980 to 1989: 21,106
  • 1970 to 1979: 27,641
  • 1960 to 1969: 17,525
  • 1950 to 1959: 18,516
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,990
  • 1939 or earlier: 13,118
Note: State values scaled to Waukesha population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Waukesha County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 157
  • 3 rooms: 1,097
  • 4 rooms: 5,848
  • 5 rooms: 15,878
  • 6 rooms: 26,980
  • 7 rooms: 18,639
  • 8 rooms: 19,706
  • 9+ rooms: 30,799
  • 1 room: 1,682
  • 2 rooms: 2,379
  • 3 rooms: 7,889
  • 4 rooms: 12,440
  • 5 rooms: 7,046
  • 6 rooms: 3,433
  • 7 rooms: 1,267
  • 8 rooms: 608
  • 9+ rooms: 655
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Waukesha County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 1,708
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,839
  • 3 bedrooms: 61,419
  • 4 bedrooms: 34,005
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8,133
  • no bedroom: 1,872
  • 1 bedroom: 9,544
  • 2 bedrooms: 18,767
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,890
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,242
  • 5+ bedrooms: 84
Cars and other vehicles available in Waukesha County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Waukesha County population
  • no vehicle: 657
  • 1 vehicle: 23,812
  • 2 vehicles: 60,660
  • 3 vehicles: 24,587
  • 4 vehicles: 6,569
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,819
  • no vehicle: 4,227
  • 1 vehicle: 17,092
  • 2 vehicles: 13,421
  • 3 vehicles: 2,175
  • 4 vehicles: 259
  • 5+ vehicles: 225

88% of Waukesha County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Wisconsin.

Waukesha County:

87.9%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 297,700
  • Other state: 78,785
  • Northeast: 8,528
  • Midwest: 48,865
  • South: 11,548
  • West: 9,844

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Waukesha County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.5%)
  • Electricity (8.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (59.7%)
  • Electricity (33.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8,371
Here:

21.1%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,625
Here:

11.1%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,081
Here:

33.8%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Waukesha County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $217,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $12,262,000
    Regular Highways: $11,876,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,307,000
    General - Other: $37,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $46,962,000
    Health - Other: $34,061,000
    Police Protection: $16,847,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,271,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,872,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,807,000
    Regular Highways: $10,095,000
    General - Other: $9,030,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,604,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,609,000
    Financial Administration: $5,204,000
    Libraries: $3,992,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,569,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,237,000
    Air Transportation: $1,806,000
    Transit Utilities: $935,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $667,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $511,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,002,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,731,000
    General - Other: $82,000
    Police Protection: $45,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $62,489,000

Waukesha County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $13,379,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,579,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000
    Air Transportation: $717,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $105,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $4,289,000
    All Other: $2,853,000
    Education: $178,000
    Public Welfare: $145,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,414,000
    Highways: $518,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,249,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,361,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,745,000
    Rents: $220,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $80,000
    Sale of Property: $28,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,148,000
    Health and Hospitals: $21,419,000
    Highways: $11,195,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,240,000
    All Other: $4,518,000
    Education: $230,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,740,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,058,000
    Other License: $857,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $470,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000

Waukesha County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,150,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,465,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,715,000

Waukesha County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,500,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $118,028,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,018,000

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
Waukesha County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Waukesha County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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  • #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+)"
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