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Waupaca County, Wisconsin (WI)

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County population in 2016: 52,189 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Waupaca County: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.7%), Educational, health and social services (17.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Waupaca County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 26,496  (50.8%)
Females: 25,693  (49.2%)

Waupaca County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Waupaca County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,554 ($40,910 in 1999)

This county:

$54,554
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $565 (lower quartile is $449, upper quartile is $705)
This county:

$565
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $142,812 (it was $91,700 in 2000)
Waupaca:

$142,812
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,710 - $221,222

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $184,054
Here:

$184,054
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $168,881
Here:

$168,881
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $122,314
Here:

$122,314
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,130
Here:

$103,130
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,914
Here:

$97,914
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $46,830
Here:

$46,830
State:

$50,465
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,135
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $465

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,680 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,597 (1.9%)

Waupaca County household income distribution in 2009 Waupaca County home values distribution Waupaca County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.8%
Waupaca County:

9.8%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.9% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.6% for American Indian residents, 31.1% for other race residents, 38.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.1 years old
(Males: 44.2 years old, Females: 46.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.5 years old, Black residents: 35.9 years old, American Indian residents: 40.6 years old, Asian residents: 29.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.5 years old, Other race residents: 25.2 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:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,145
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 982 (36.8% naturalized citizens)

Waupaca County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 109
  • 2000 to 2009: 400
  • 1990 to 1999: 126
  • 1980 to 1989: 114
  • 1970 to 1979: 27
  • Before 1970: 226
Note: State values scaled to Waupaca County population

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: 19,846
  • One, attached: 553
  • Two: 766
  • 3 or 4: 425
  • 5 to 9: 1,030
  • 10 to 19: 790
  • 20 to 49: 465
  • 50 or more: 328
  • Mobile homes: 1,361
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Waupaca County with a mortgage: 10,093 (313 second mortgage, 1,216 home equity loan, 59 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,027

Here:

62.5% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Waupaca County

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (34%)
  • Honduras (10%)
  • England (10%)
  • Afghanistan (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Ukraine (4%)

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

  • German (47%)
  • American (12%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Waupaca County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,768 (82.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,813 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 72 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 285 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 138 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 648 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 1,163 (5.1%)

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 $51,172.

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,682 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.04% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($27,877 average AGI)
0.92% relocated from other states ($6,806 average AGI)
Waupaca County:

0.92%
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 Outagamie County, WI  1.15% ($34,154 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, WI  0.63% ($36,432)
from Portage County, WI  0.38% ($38,675)
from Shawano County, WI  0.33% ($25,652)
from Brown County, WI  0.19% ($28,769)
from Waushara County, WI  0.18% ($27,132)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.14% ($35,500)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.81% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($24,921 average AGI)
1.01% relocated to other states ($7,096 average AGI)
Waupaca County:

1.01%
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 Outagamie County, WI  1.02% ($34,742 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, WI  0.58% ($34,000)
to Portage County, WI  0.39% ($31,889)
to Shawano County, WI  0.32% ($27,838)
to Brown County, WI  0.21% ($8,023)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.14% ($24,467)
to Dane County, WI  0.13% ($29,852)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 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 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: 52,189
  • In family households: 41,007 (7,567 male householders, 6,194 female householders)
    11,258 spouses, 13,264 children (12,270 natural, 188 adopted, 815 stepchildren), 621 grandchildren, 231 brothers or sisters, 424 parents, 348 other relatives, 1,059 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,541 (4,014 male householders (3,117 living alone)), 3,766 female householders (3,300 living alone)), 1,757 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,616

Size of family households: 6,992 2-persons, 2,863 3-persons, 2,543 4-persons, 861 5-persons, 352 6-persons, 176 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,414 1-person, 1,183 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 74 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

7,614 married couples with children.
2,350 single-parent households (762 men, 1,588 women).

96.2% of residents of Waupaca speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

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

  • 2014 or later: 139
  • 2010 to 2013: 609
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,035
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,192
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,652
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,566
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,301
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,173
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,317
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,611
Note: State values scaled to Waupaca population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Waupaca County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 376
  • 4 rooms: 1,338
  • 5 rooms: 3,074
  • 6 rooms: 3,474
  • 7 rooms: 2,798
  • 8 rooms: 2,078
  • 9+ rooms: 2,938
  • 1 room: 353
  • 2 rooms: 241
  • 3 rooms: 899
  • 4 rooms: 1,583
  • 5 rooms: 1,052
  • 6 rooms: 491
  • 7 rooms: 367
  • 8 rooms: 147
  • 9+ rooms: 318
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Waupaca County population
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 360
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,133
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,751
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,151
  • 5+ bedrooms: 690
  • no bedroom: 367
  • 1 bedroom: 1,191
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,367
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,052
  • 4 bedrooms: 360
  • 5+ bedrooms: 108
Cars and other vehicles available in Waupaca County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Waupaca County population
  • no vehicle: 354
  • 1 vehicle: 3,581
  • 2 vehicles: 6,694
  • 3 vehicles: 3,577
  • 4 vehicles: 1,283
  • 5+ vehicles: 685
  • no vehicle: 863
  • 1 vehicle: 2,390
  • 2 vehicles: 1,477
  • 3 vehicles: 571
  • 4 vehicles: 99
  • 5+ vehicles: 47

87% of Waupaca County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Wisconsin.

Waupaca County:

86.8%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 43,789
  • Other state: 7,120
  • Northeast: 446
  • Midwest: 4,567
  • South: 1,221
  • West: 888

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Waupaca County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.1%)
  • Wood (9.6%)
  • Electricity (4.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (46.4%)
  • Electricity (30.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.3%)
  • Other fuel (3.9%)
  • No fuel used (2.6%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 734
Here:

14.8%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 204
Here:

7.6%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 270
Here:

16.8%
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)

Waupaca County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,989,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $177,000
    General Public Buildings: $79,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,143,000
    Regular Highways: $8,026,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,493,000
    Health - Other: $4,134,000
    Police Protection: $3,815,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,921,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,141,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,513,000
    General - Other: $1,433,000
    Financial Administration: $1,258,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,191,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,091,000
    Parks and Recreation: $664,000
    Solid Waste Management: $656,000
    Libraries: $653,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $338,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,394,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $655,000
    Regular Highways: $156,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $84,000
    Police Protection: $84,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $287,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $319,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,761,000

Waupaca County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $9,295,000
    Solid Waste Management: $223,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,271,000
    All Other: $232,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $648,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $307,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $205,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $160,000
    Sale of Property: $142,000
    Rents: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,986,000
    Highways: $3,772,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,612,000
    All Other: $1,813,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,013,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,051,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,039,000
    Other License: $136,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $124,000

Waupaca County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,479,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,127,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,540,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,188,000

Waupaca County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,333,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,967,000

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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+)"