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Waukesha, Wisconsin (WI) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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10.3% of Waukesha, WI residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was about the same as the poverty level of 10.4% across the entire state of Wisconsin. Taking into account residents not living in families, 11.3% of high school graduates and 25.8% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 10.8% among disabled males and 12.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 87.8%. For comparison, it was 41.0% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Waukesha, WI

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Waukesha:

10.3%
Whole state:

10.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Waukesha:

6.1%
Whole state:

4.6%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Waukesha:

10.8%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 14.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Waukesha:

35.6%
Wisconsin:

26.5%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Waukesha:

12.3%
Wisconsin:

16.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 13.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Waukesha:

31.1%
Wisconsin:

27.8%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

87.8%
Residents above poverty level:

41.0%

Poverty by age in Waukesha, WI

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Waukesha
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Waukesha,WI (percentage below poverty level)
  • 9.8%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 8.5%6 to 11 years
  • 32.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 6.3%16 and 17 years
  • 11.4%18 to 24 years
  • 10.7%25 to 34 years
  • 4.0%35 to 44 years
  • 5.6%45 to 54 years
  • 2.3%55 to 64 years
  • 5.9%65 to 74 years
  • 6.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Waukesha
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Waukesha,WI (percentage below poverty level)
  • 24.3%Under 5 years
  • 20.4%5 years
  • 8.8%6 to 11 years
  • 16.4%12 to 14 years
  • 35.3%15 years
  • 19.5%16 and 17 years
  • 18.6%18 to 24 years
  • 4.8%25 to 34 years
  • 4.2%35 to 44 years
  • 12.6%45 to 54 years
  • 4.4%55 to 64 years
  • 17.0%65 to 74 years
  • 29.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Waukesha, WI
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Waukesha,WI (% below half of poverty level)
  • 4.5%Under 5 years
  • 3.6%5 years
  • 3.4%6 to 11 years
  • 3.3%12 to 14 years
  • 1.9%15 years
  • 2.1%16 and 17 years
  • 5.7%18 to 24 years
  • 2.1%25 to 34 years
  • 1.4%35 to 44 years
  • 1.3%45 to 54 years
  • 1.9%55 to 64 years
  • 0.9%65 to 74 years
  • 1.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Waukesha, WI

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Waukesha, WI
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Waukesha, WI (%)
  • 9.3%White
  • 22.0%Black
  • 6.4%American Indian
  • 3.2%Asian
  • 87.8%Native Hawaiian
  • 8.3%Other race
  • 17.2%2+ races
  • 23.3%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Waukesha, WI
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Waukesha, WI (absolute numbers)
  • 5,036White
  • 531Black
  • 10American Indian
  • 70Asian
  • 61Native Hawaiian
  • 125Other race
  • 2802+ races
  • 2,257Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 10.9%Below poverty level
  • 89.1%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 2.3%Below poverty level
  • 97.7%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Waukesha, WI

Children below poverty level:
Waukesha, Wisconsin:

16.6%
State:

13.1%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Waukesha:

11.3%
Wisconsin:

16.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Waukesha:

25.8%
Wisconsin:

31.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 29.5%Married-couple family
  • 3.9%Male, no wife present
  • 66.5%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Waukesha not in families by work experience
  • 3.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 43.4%Worked part-time
  • 53.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 6.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 2.8%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 15.3%Both worked part-time
  • 34.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 41.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 5.3%1990 to 1994
  • 7.6%1980 to 1989
  • 13.5%1970 to 1979
  • 12.9%1960 to 1969
  • 14.0%1950 to 1959
  • 12.3%1940 to 1949
  • 34.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.8%1999 to 2000
  • 8.7%1995 to 1998
  • 7.2%1990 to 1994
  • 11.8%1980 to 1989
  • 20.4%1970 to 1979
  • 12.2%1960 to 1969
  • 13.6%1950 to 1959
  • 4.9%1940 to 1949
  • 18.4%1939 or earlier
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