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Waupaca County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 51,940 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 51,731 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,940
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,220
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,265
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,227 (it was 4,598 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 751 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 69 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Waupaca County: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.1%), Manufacturing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Waupaca County, WI (2017)
    • 48,78294.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6183.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5981.2%Two or more races
    • 2320.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2020.4%Asian alone
    • 1980.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 750.1%Some other race alone
    • 140.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 26,454  (50.9%)
Females: 25,486  (49.1%)
Average household size:
Waupaca County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,496 ($40,910 in 1999)
This county:

$56,496
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $571 (lower quartile is $450, upper quartile is $708)
This county:

$571
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $150,369 (it was $91,700 in 2000)
Waupaca:

$150,369
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,584 - $235,020

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $188,564
Here:

$188,564
State:

$226,213

Townhouses or other attached units: $171,955
Here:

$171,955
State:

$193,354

In 2-unit structures: $155,089
Here:

$155,089
State:

$145,793

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,380
Here:

$100,380
State:

$159,745

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $81,843
Here:

$81,843
State:

$181,107

Mobile homes: $57,337
Here:

$57,337
State:

$52,168

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,147
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $479

Institutionalized population: 1,468

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 133
  • Thefts: 341
  • Auto thefts: 35

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 128
  • Thefts: 296
  • Auto thefts: 50
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 79 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 1998: 136 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 1999: 109 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2000: 204 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2001: 373 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2002: 362 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2003: 425 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2004: 394 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2005: 360 buildings, average cost: $187,600
  • 2006: 308 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2007: 210 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2008: 103 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2009: 89 buildings, average cost: $172,300
  • 2010: 70 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2011: 66 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2012: 61 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2013: 73 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2014: 86 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2015: 77 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2016: 104 buildings, average cost: $195,600
  • 2017: 91 buildings, average cost: $201,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Waupaca, WI residents
Average permit cost in Waupaca, WI
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,682 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,626 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Waupaca, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Waupaca, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Waupaca, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.1%
Waupaca County:

10.1%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.6% for Black residents, 12.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.0% for American Indian residents, 16.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.0% for other race residents, 43.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.2 years old
(Males: 44.6 years old, Females: 45.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.7 years old, Black residents: 35.5 years old, American Indian residents: 42.1 years old, Asian residents: 29.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.5 years old, Other race residents: 26.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Waupaca County is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $530 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $692 a month.

Cities in this county include: New London, Waupaca, Clintonville, Farmington, Mukwa, Dayton, Chain O' Lakes-King, Weyauwega, Royalton, Little Wolf.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Waupaca County: County Line Dairy Farm (A), Hilly Haven Golf Course (B), Mid Vallee Golf Course (C), Koslowski Corners (D), Klipstine School (E), Star Orchard (F), Country Aire Farms (G), East Creek Farm (H), Wobeck Farm (I), Heatherbrook Farm (J), Wayside Dairy Farm (K), New Horizons Dairy (L), United Meadows Dairy (M), Brightside Dairy (N), Apple Valley Orchard (O), Hebels Corners (P), Rosik Century Farms (Q), Ness Dairy (R), Mazna Farm (S), Pennings Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waupaca County include: Emanuel Church (A), Emmanuel Church (B), Our Lady Chapel (C), Peace Church (D), Holy Trinity Church (E), Trinity Church (F), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (G), Saint Michael Chapel (H), Wequiock Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bohemian Cemetery (1), Lilly Lake Cemetery (2), Saint Kilian Cemetery (3), North Pittsfield Cemetery (4), Holy Cross Cemetery (5), Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery (6), Humboldt Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Third Lake (A), Lilly Lake (B), Middle Lake (C), 1 Reservoir (D), 6322 Reservoir (E), Morrison Swamp (F), New Franken Swamp (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: South Branch Suamico River (A), Apple Creek (B), Potter Creek (C), North Branch Suamico River (D), North Branch Ashwaubenon Creek (E), Trout Creek (F), Twin Hill Creek (G), King Creek (H), West Branch Suamico River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Waupaca County include: Holland Red Maple Swamp State Natural Area (1), Bayshore County Park (2), Holland State Wildlife Area (3), Lilly Lake County Park (4), Lost Dauphin State Park (5), Neshota County Park (6), Skeater Park (7), Way-Morr County Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brown County , Buffalo County , Lincoln County, Maine , Clark County , Taylor County , Winnebago County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 1,145
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,003 (32.7% naturalized citizens)

Waupaca County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1432010 or later
  • 4532000 to 2009
  • 1471990 to 1999
  • 1141980 to 1989
  • 271970 to 1979
  • 226Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.2%

Waupaca County marital status for males Waupaca County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,960
  • One, attached: 721
  • Two: 714
  • 3 or 4: 433
  • 5 to 9: 1,038
  • 10 to 19: 938
  • 20 to 49: 473
  • 50 or more: 291
  • Mobile homes: 1,239
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Waupaca County with a mortgage: 9,986 (244 second mortgage, 1,055 home equity loan, 47 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,134

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Waupaca County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,15262
Mainline Protestant7,94118
Catholic6,9327
Other93
None18,376-
Waupaca 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: 10
Waupaca County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

9.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Waupaca County:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Waupaca County:

27.6%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Waupaca County:

Average size of farms: 177 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $61,675
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $124.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.77%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $50,958
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.80%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,161
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.18
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 43.70%
Corn for grain: 45961 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1157 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 17477 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,672 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 58 acres

Tornado activity:

Waupaca County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 4210890.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/8/1964, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waupaca County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 90% 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 207.0 miles away from Waupaca County 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 418.8 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 393.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 356.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 357.7 miles away from Waupaca County 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 190.5 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 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 Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2002 to September 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1432: September 10, 2002, FEMA Id: 1432, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-376: April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 376, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Waupaca County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Waupaca

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,819 (82.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,526 (6.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 65 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 264 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 167 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 708 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,287 (5.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (33%)
  • Honduras (14%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Panama (3%)
  • Afghanistan (3%)
  • Ukraine (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Waupaca County


  • German (44%)
  • American (15%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • French Canadian (1%)

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

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

  • 1,489 people in nursing homes
  • 110 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 76 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,229 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 173 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 66 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 65 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 42 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 31 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,422.

5.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
4.60% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($39,495 average AGI)
0.90% relocated from other states ($10,652 average AGI)
Waupaca County:

0.90%
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 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)
from Shawano County, WI  0.40% ($36,471)
from Waushara County, WI  0.27% ($40,828)
from Brown County, WI  0.26% ($29,909)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.15% ($141,727)


5.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
4.70% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($31,822 average AGI)
0.94% relocated to other states ($6,643 average AGI)
Waupaca County:

0.94%
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 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)
to Portage County, WI  0.45% ($30,667)
to Waushara County, WI  0.26% ($46,491)
to Brown County, WI  0.18% ($37,789)
to Marathon County, WI  0.14% ($30,621)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Waupaca County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Waupaca County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Waupaca County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Waupaca County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Waupaca County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Waupaca County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Waupaca County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Waupaca County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Waupaca County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,300 (8,994 aged, 1,306 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 547 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,034)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (807)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (554)
  • Unspecified dementia (542)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (470)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (401)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (399)
  • Congestive heart failure (308)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (300)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (184)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.9
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,037
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 47
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,141

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,005
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,242
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 107.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.1
  • Other - 43.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 51,940
  • In family households: 40,615 (7,624 male householders, 6,380 female householders)
    11,235 spouses, 12,775 children (11,713 natural, 317 adopted, 740 stepchildren), 595 grandchildren, 251 brothers or sisters, 436 parents, 238 other relatives, 1,059 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,688 (4,072 male householders (3,233 living alone)), 3,908 female householders (3,389 living alone)), 1,688 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,617

Size of family households: 7,394 2-persons, 2,739 3-persons, 2,394 4-persons, 928 5-persons, 343 6-persons, 227 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,619 1-person, 1,159 2-persons, 92 3-persons, 67 4-persons, 30 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

7,101 married couples with children.
2,708 single-parent households (811 men, 1,897 women).

96.4% of residents of Waupaca speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 12% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $274,584,000 ($5,206 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,113,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $151,574,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $55,362,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,988,000
Federal grants: $43,049,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,272,000 ($5,385,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,339,000 ($837,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,425,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,966,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,743,000

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

Births: 3,063
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,548
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +31
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,294
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Waupaca County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.48 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  • 2992014 or later
  • 5482010 to 2013
  • 2,9712000 to 2009
  • 3,9731990 to 1999
  • 2,5641980 to 1989
  • 3,8351970 to 1979
  • 2,1621960 to 1969
  • 2,3361950 to 1959
  • 1,3391940 to 1949
  • 5,7611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  • 21 room
  • 292 rooms
  • 3433 rooms
  • 1,1914 rooms
  • 3,0745 rooms
  • 3,5706 rooms
  • 2,8177 rooms
  • 2,0018 rooms
  • 3,0809+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  • 4131 room
  • 2712 rooms
  • 9423 rooms
  • 1,7524 rooms
  • 1,1015 rooms
  • 5846 rooms
  • 3747 rooms
  • 1448 rooms
  • 2949+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  • 10no bedroom
  • 3481 bedroom
  • 2,9902 bedrooms
  • 8,9113 bedrooms
  • 3,1504 bedrooms
  • 6815+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  • 435no bedroom
  • 1,2811 bedroom
  • 2,6442 bedrooms
  • 1,0783 bedrooms
  • 3304 bedrooms
  • 1105+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Waupaca County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Waupaca County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Waupaca County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 352no vehicle
  • 3,4151 vehicle
  • 6,8902 vehicles
  • 3,4253 vehicles
  • 1,3574 vehicles
  • 7315+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Waupaca County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Waupaca County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 806no vehicle
  • 2,6991 vehicle
  • 1,6182 vehicles
  • 5793 vehicles
  • 1134 vehicles
  • 595+ vehicles

87.4% of Waupaca 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, 84% lived in Wisconsin.

Waupaca County:

87.4%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 42,794
  • Other state: 7,842
  • Northeast: 536
  • Midwest: 4,897
  • South: 1,326
  • West: 1,093
Year householders moved into unit in Waupaca County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Waupaca County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.2%Utility gas
  • 32.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.5%Wood
  • 4.4%Electricity
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.1%Utility gas
  • 29.9%Electricity
  • 11.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Other fuel
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 2.0%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 712
Here:

14.4%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 235
Here:

8.6%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 235
Here:

15.8%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

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

Waupaca County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,874,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,289,000
    Solid Waste Management: $441,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,619,000
    Correctional Institutions: $135,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    General - Other: $50,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $33,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $10,589,000
    Regular Highways: $9,009,000
    Police Protection: $6,088,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,940,000
    Health - Other: $4,715,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,625,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,343,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,601,000
    General - Other: $1,476,000
    Financial Administration: $1,411,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,354,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,164,000
    Libraries: $978,000
    Solid Waste Management: $900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $637,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $394,000
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $901,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $978,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $483,000
    Other - General - Other: $452,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $165,000
    Other - Police Protection: $25,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $1,095,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,828,000
    Other: $267,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,040,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $465,000
    General Revenue - Other: $374,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $240,000
    Sale of Property: $137,000
    Interest Earnings: $100,000
    Rents: $43,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,121,000
    Police Protection: $621,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,118,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,996,000
    Highways: $4,437,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,804,000
    Other: $1,383,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,224,000
    Education: $942,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,494,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,294,000
    Other License: $198,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $97,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,367,000

Waupaca County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,874,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,289,000
    Solid Waste Management: $441,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,619,000
    Correctional Institutions: $135,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    General - Other: $50,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $33,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $10,589,000
    Regular Highways: $9,009,000
    Police Protection: $6,088,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,940,000
    Health - Other: $4,715,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,625,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,343,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,601,000
    General - Other: $1,476,000
    Financial Administration: $1,411,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,354,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,164,000
    Libraries: $978,000
    Solid Waste Management: $900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $637,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $394,000
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $901,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $978,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $483,000
    Other - General - Other: $452,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $165,000
    Other - Police Protection: $25,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $1,095,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,828,000
    Other: $267,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,040,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $465,000
    General Revenue - Other: $374,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $240,000
    Sale of Property: $137,000
    Interest Earnings: $100,000
    Rents: $43,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,121,000
    Police Protection: $621,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,118,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,996,000
    Highways: $4,437,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,804,000
    Other: $1,383,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,224,000
    Education: $942,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,494,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,294,000
    Other License: $198,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $97,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,367,000

Waupaca County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,874,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,289,000
    Solid Waste Management: $441,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,619,000
    Correctional Institutions: $135,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    General - Other: $50,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $33,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $10,589,000
    Regular Highways: $9,009,000
    Police Protection: $6,088,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,940,000
    Health - Other: $4,715,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,625,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,343,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,601,000
    General - Other: $1,476,000
    Financial Administration: $1,411,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,354,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,164,000
    Libraries: $978,000
    Solid Waste Management: $900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $637,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $394,000
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $901,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $978,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $483,000
    Other - General - Other: $452,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $165,000
    Other - Police Protection: $25,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $1,095,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,828,000
    Other: $267,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,040,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $465,000
    General Revenue - Other: $374,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $240,000
    Sale of Property: $137,000
    Interest Earnings: $100,000
    Rents: $43,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,121,000
    Police Protection: $621,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,118,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,996,000
    Highways: $4,437,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,804,000
    Other: $1,383,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,224,000
    Education: $942,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,494,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,294,000
    Other License: $198,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $97,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,367,000

Waupaca County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,874,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,289,000
    Solid Waste Management: $441,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,619,000
    Correctional Institutions: $135,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    General - Other: $50,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $33,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $10,589,000
    Regular Highways: $9,009,000
    Police Protection: $6,088,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,940,000
    Health - Other: $4,715,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,625,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,343,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,601,000
    General - Other: $1,476,000
    Financial Administration: $1,411,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,354,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,164,000
    Libraries: $978,000
    Solid Waste Management: $900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $637,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $394,000
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $901,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $978,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $483,000
    Other - General - Other: $452,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $165,000
    Other - Police Protection: $25,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $1,095,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,828,000
    Other: $267,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,040,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $465,000
    General Revenue - Other: $374,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $240,000
    Sale of Property: $137,000
    Interest Earnings: $100,000
    Rents: $43,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,121,000
    Police Protection: $621,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,118,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,996,000
    Highways: $4,437,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,804,000
    Other: $1,383,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,224,000
    Education: $942,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,494,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,294,000
    Other License: $198,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $97,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,367,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 641
  • Number of aged recipients: 69
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 572
  • Number of recipients under 18: 92
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 415
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 134
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 286
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 241
Most common first names in Waupaca County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John46176.8 years
William40077.2 years
Robert31473.1 years
George26678.2 years
Mary22778.4 years
Edward22779.1 years
Arthur22578.8 years
Walter22077.2 years
Dorothy20078.5 years
James19871.2 years
Most common last names in Waupaca County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson26078.8 years
Peterson16679.0 years
Olson14876.5 years
Krueger14178.8 years
Miller13078.0 years
Smith12779.4 years
Nelson12179.9 years
Anderson11878.4 years
Schmidt11280.5 years
Hansen9779.8 years
Businesses in Waupaca County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
Ace Hardware2La-Z-Boy2
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
AmericInn1Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets8
AutoZone1McDonald's4
Best Western1Nike4
Burger King2Pizza Hut3
Chevrolet4RadioShack3
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Curves3SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen4Sears2
Domino's Pizza1Subway8
FedEx5Taco Bell3
Ford2True Value1
Goodwill5U-Haul5
H&R Block4U.S. Cellular3
Hardee's1UPS4
JCPenney1Walgreens2
Jones New York2Walmart2
KFC1

Waupaca County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"