Waukesha, WI

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2022 Population
70,945
0.508% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.1
0.278% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
3.78% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$77,558
8.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$267,200
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
41,302
0.671% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Waukesha, WI had a population of 70.9k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $77,558. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Waukesha, WI declined from 71,307 to 70,945, a −0.508% decrease and its median household income grew from $71,733 to $77,558, a 8.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waukesha, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.7%), White (Hispanic) (6.21%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.47%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.96%).

None of the households in Waukesha, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in Waukesha, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Waukesha, WI are Carroll University (893 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Waukesha, WI was $267,200, and the homeownership rate was 58.7%.

Most people in Waukesha, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Waukesha, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Waukesha, WI is home to a population of 70.9k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.29% of Waukesha, WI residents were born outside of the country (5.17k people).

In 2022, there were 12.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.8k people) in Waukesha, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.41k White (Hispanic) and 2.46k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
94.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Waukesha, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Waukesha, WI was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Waukesha, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    55.8k ± 1.05k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.41k ± 650
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.46k ± 621
12%
Hispanic Population
8.55k people

In 2022, there were 12.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.8k people) in Waukesha, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.41k White (Hispanic) and 2.46k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12% of the people in Waukesha, WI are hispanic (8.55k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.29%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.17k people
8.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.71k people

As of 2022, 7.29% of Waukesha, WI residents (5.17k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waukesha, WI was 8.01%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    738 ± 166
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    618 ± 193
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    326 ± 126

Waukesha, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Waukesha, WI employs 41.3k people. The largest industries in Waukesha, WI are Manufacturing (7,333 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,688 people), and Retail Trade (4,342 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,485), Finance & Insurance ($75,268), and Public Administration ($69,437).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

41.3k
2022 Value
± 1,606
−0.671%
1 Year decline
± 5.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Waukesha, WI declined at a rate of −0.671%, from 41.6k employees to 41.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waukesha, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,805 people), Management Occupations (4,306 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,665 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waukesha, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

41.3k
2022 Value
± 1,606
−0.671%
1 Year decline
± 5.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Waukesha, WI declined at a rate of −0.671%, from 41.6k employees to 41.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waukesha, WI, are Manufacturing (7,333 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,688 people), and Retail Trade (4,342 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waukesha, WI, though some of these residents may live in Waukesha, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,926
Median earning men ± $3,067
$39,332
Median earning women ± $1,485

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($74,167), Public Administration ($73,883), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,241).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,288), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,304), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,375).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Waukesha, WI awarded 893 degrees. The student population of Waukesha, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,049 male students and 2,234 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Waukesha, WI are White (721 and 81.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (59 and 6.67%), Unknown (44 and 4.98%), and Asian (26 and 2.94%).

The largest universities in Waukesha, WI by number of degrees awarded are Carroll University (893 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Waukesha, WI are Kinesiology & Exercise Science (114 and 12.8%), Registered Nursing (100 and 11.2%), and General Business Administration & Management (84 and 9.41%).

The median tuition cost in Waukesha, WI for private four year colleges is $35,360.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Waukesha, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,283 (32% men and 68% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,283 students enrolled in Waukesha, WI, 32% men and 68% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,414 records, of which 70.4% were women and 29.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 44 degrees awarded
  2. 106 degrees awarded
  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Waukesha, WI was General Psychology with 44 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Waukesha, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
893 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Carroll University with 893 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 291 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Waukesha, WI, which is 0.483 times less than the 602 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 721 degrees mean that there were 12.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 59 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($35,360) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($830) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,144) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waukesha, WI was $267,200 in 2022, which is 0.948 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $232,700 to $267,200, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Waukesha, WI is 58.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Waukesha, WI have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Waukesha, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Waukesha, WI is $77,558. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Waukesha, WI was Census Tract 2021.01 with a value of $131,399, followed by Census Tract 2022.01 and Census Tract 2021.02, with respective values of $127,839 and $109,375.

Property

$267,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,414
$17,615
Median Property Taxes
±$769

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Rent vs Own

58.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.7% of the housing units in Waukesha, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2021.01
  2. Census Tract 2022.01
  3. Census Tract 2021.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Waukesha, WI was Census Tract 2021.01 with a value of $131,399, followed by Census Tract 2022.01 and Census Tract 2021.02, with respective values of $127,839 and $109,375.

The following map shows all of the places in Waukesha, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$77,558
Median Household Income
± $4,377
30k
Number of Households
± 1,265

In 2022, the median household income of the 30k households in Waukesha, WI grew to $77,558 from the previous year's value of $71,733.

The following chart displays the households in Waukesha, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Waukesha, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.58%)
  3. Carpooled (7.51%)

In 2022, 78.1% of workers in Waukesha, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.58%) and those who carpooled to work (7.51%).

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waukesha, WI have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Waukesha, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Waukesha, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Waukesha, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waukesha, WI (7.03k out of 68.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Waukesha, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Waukesha, WI has health coverage, with 61.6% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.521% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Waukesha County, WI see 714 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.19% decrease from the previous year (730 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1044 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 388 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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714 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Waukesha County, WI

Primary care physicians in Waukesha County, WI see an average of 714 patients per year. This represents a 2.19% decrease from the previous year (730 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Waukesha County, WI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 27.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.92%
Uninsured
61.6%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
0.521%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waukesha, WI declined by 8.16% from 6.45% to 5.92%.

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