54981 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Waupaca, WI (5.89%), Chain O' Lakes, WI (3.34%)
Counties: Waupaca County, WI (91.13%), Portage County, WI (4.65%), Waushara County, WI (4.22%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 15,532
Zip code population in 2010: 15,426
Zip code population in 2000: 15,127

Houses and condos: 8,283
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,940
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 54981: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 133.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 116 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.9% ($2,785)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($3,202)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,806 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,738 (1.8%)

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Males: 7,890  (50.8%)
Females: 7,642  (49.2%)

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For population 15 years and over in 54981:

Zip code 54981 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 54981

  • Zip code 54981 races chart
    • 14,813White population
    • 83Black population
    • 79American Indian population
    • 46Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 6Some other race population
    • 101Two or more races population
    • 298Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 8,318
Rural population: 7,213

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $144,600
54981:

$144,600
Wisconsin:

$163,000



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in 54981 zip code as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 54981 to the number of sex offenders is 461 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.5 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 54981, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $52,263 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$52,263
State:

$57,939

Salary/wage: $42,852 (reported on 80.5% of returns)
Here:

$42,852
State:

$48,248
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.8% for AGIs below $25k, 74.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 41.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,537 (reported on 38.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,537
Wisconsin:

$1,224
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,422 (reported on 22.0% of returns)
Here:

$6,422
State:

$5,137
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,145 (reported on 18.5% of returns)
Here:

+$10,145
State:

+$11,137
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,079 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

+$11,079
State:

+$11,943
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,809 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
54981:

$15,809
Wisconsin:

$14,087
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $25k, 4.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $12,525 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
54981:

$12,525
Wisconsin:

$17,048

Total itemized deductions: $21,570 (22% of AGI, reported on 34.3% of returns)
Here:

$21,570
State:

$22,257

Here:

22.3% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.5% for AGIs below $25k, 11.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,059 (reported on 26.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,059
State:

$3,370
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $9,769 (reported on 34.2% of returns)
54981:

$9,769
State:

$10,731
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,958 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,958
State:

$2,094
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 54981, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $44,632 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$44,632
State:

$47,735

Salary/wage: $38,086 (reported on 83.0% of returns)
Here:

$38,086
State:

$41,540
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 107.8% for AGIs below $10k, 69.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,600 (reported on 54.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,600
Wisconsin:

$1,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $5,145 (reported on 27.6% of returns)
Here:

$5,145
State:

$2,869
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,169 (reported on 22.3% of returns)
Here:

+$9,169
State:

+$9,569
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,242 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$12,242
State:

+$10,417
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,073 (reported on 3.6% of returns)
54981:

$3,073
Wisconsin:

$2,900
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $11,340 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
Here:

$11,340
Wisconsin:

$11,934

Total itemized deductions: $17,512 (23% of AGI, reported on 38.6% of returns)
Here:

$17,512
State:

$18,160

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.3% for AGIs below $10k, 11.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 13.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,008 (4% of AGI, reported on 31.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,008
State:

$2,711

Here:

3.6% of AGI
State:

3.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,223 (reported on 76.7% of returns)
54981:

$6,223
State:

$7,114
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,485 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,485
State:

$1,544

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.2%
Here:

65%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 53.4% for AGIs below $10k, 63.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 68.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 78.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$48,141
Wisconsin:

$51,467
Waupaca, WI (54981) map Nearest zip codes: 54946, 54977, 54984, 54965, 54962, 54406.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

48.7%
Wisconsin:

49.5%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

6.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 649
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 5,782


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 272 (187 now married, 85 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,746 (1,388 now married, 1,358 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 54981 with a mortgage: 2,981 (106 second mortgage, 545 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,510

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,260
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S507

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

11.8%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

6.7%
Whole state:

7.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 54981: Crystal Lake Corners (A), Waupaca Boys Camp (B), Waupaca Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Shin-Go-Beek Scout Camp (D), Waupaca Country Club (E), Spencer Lake Bible Camp (F), Christensen's Orchard (G), Waupaca Business Park (H), Maple Lind Farm (I), Edmunds Dock (J), Camp Onaway (K), Twin Lake Scout Camp (L), Lutheran Camp (M), Lind Center (N), Waupaca Area Ambulance (O), Waupaca Area Fire District (P), King Fire Department - Wisconsin Veterans Home (Q), Waupaca Free Public Library (R), Waupaca County Courthouse (S), Waupaca City Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Waupaca Woods Shopping Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 54981 include: Emaus Church (A), Saint Marks Episcopal Church (B), Farmington Church (C), Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (G), Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church (H), Crystal Lake Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Badger Cemetery (1), Crystal Lake Cemetery (2), Farmington Lutheran Cemetery (3), Lind Center Cemetery (4), Rural Cemetery (5), Salem Cemetery (6), Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mud Lake (A), Mynyard Lake (B), Newsome Lake (C), Old Taylor Lake (D), Otter Lake (E), Ottman Lake (F), Pine Lake (G), Pope Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Allen Creek (A), Murry Creek (B), Nichol Creek (C), Hartman Creek (D), Emmons Creek (E), McLean Creek (F), Radley Creek (G), Crystal River (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 54981 include: Mud Lake-Radley Creek Savanna State Natural Area (1), Pope Lake State Natural Area (2), Brainerd Bridge Park (3), Hartman Creek State Park (4), Kiwanis Park (5), South Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 1632010 or later
  • 1,5642000 to 2009
  • 1,3651990 to 1999
  • 1,0311980 to 1989
  • 1,0861970 to 1979
  • 6811960 to 1969
  • 6231950 to 1959
  • 4131940 to 1949
  • 1,3571939 or earlier

Zip code 54981 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Waupaca, WI (54981)

  • 11no bedroom
  • 1271 bedroom
  • 9852 bedrooms
  • 2,3713 bedrooms
  • 8204 bedrooms
  • 1775+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waupaca, WI (54981)

  • 107no bedroom
  • 4631 bedroom
  • 8672 bedrooms
  • 4043 bedrooms
  • 474 bedrooms
  • 525+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Waupaca, WI (54981) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 58no vehicle
  • 9281 vehicle
  • 2,1602 vehicles
  • 8673 vehicles
  • 3464 vehicles
  • 1325+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Waupaca, WI (54981) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 303no vehicle
  • 9161 vehicle
  • 5372 vehicles
  • 1363 vehicles
  • 64 vehicles
  • 425+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $681.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $154,741.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $144,600
54981:

$144,600
Wisconsin:

$163,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,500 - $225,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $119,290
Here:

$119,290
State:

$201,380

Townhouses or other attached units: $175,530
Here:

$175,530
State:

$167,784

In 2-unit structures: $288,338
Here:

$288,338
State:

$167,332

Mobile homes: $13,100
Here:

$13,100
State:

$46,729

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 5.9%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 75.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,463

Size of family households: 2,181 2-persons, 906 3-persons, 754 4-persons, 199 5-persons, 148 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,944 1-person, 245 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 24 4-persons

2,124 married couples with children.
750 single-parent households (156 men, 594 women).

96.7% of residents of 54981 zip code speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% very well, 20% well, 3% not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% very well, 21% well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% very well, 32% well, 26% not well).

Foreign born population: 253 (1.6%)
(66.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.6%
Whole state:

4.8%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 36%England
  • 17%Mexico
  • 14%Taiwan
  • 11%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 9%Germany
  • 5%Other Northern Europe
  • 3%Poland

Most common first ancestries reported in 54981 (%)

  • 36%German
  • 8%Norwegian
  • 7%Other groups
  • 6%Irish
  • 6%Polish
  • 5%English
  • 4%American

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 42010 or later
  • 952000 to 2009
  • 211990 to 1999
  • 206Before 1990

Zip code 54981 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 54981:

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Zip code 54981 marital status for males
Zip code 54981 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 55%Utility gas
  • 22%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12%Electricity
  • 5%Wood
  • 3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 11,716. Population change in the 1990s: +3,411 (+29.1%).

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


58% of the 54981 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Wisconsin.

85% of the 54981 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

4.1%
Wisconsin:

14.9%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

4.8%
Wisconsin:

9.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 81
Here:

17.9%
Wisconsin:

19.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 68,854Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 64,625Business and financial operations occupations
  • 56,250Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 54,188Management occupations
  • 49,853Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 46,563Law enforcement workers including supervisors

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 731 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 173 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 966 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in other group homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 54981 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9777.6 years
William6679.9 years
Robert6572.2 years
Mary6078.4 years
George5581.1 years
James5270.8 years
Margaret4682.6 years
Helen4480.7 years
Arthur4380.3 years
Dorothy4180.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 54981 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9480.2 years
Peterson7177.3 years
Nelson5577.1 years
Hansen5181.4 years
Jensen4981.5 years
Anderson4680.9 years
Smith4181.1 years
Olson4073.8 years
Rasmussen3480.2 years
Petersen2881.0 years
Businesses in zip code 54981
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Curves1Subway3
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
Goodwill2U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Kmart1

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