Waukesha County WI Information


Waukesha County Subdivisions

Waukesha County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 392,780
Population in Households 387,167
Population in Familes 328,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,613
Population Density1 715
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 155,929
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 110,562
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 164,132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118,077 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,852 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,203 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $234,093
Average Home Value $277,820


Median Household Income $78,991
Average Household Income $99,205
Per Capita Income $39,511
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.27%
Households 0.5% 0.38%
Families 0.38% 0.31%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   3.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Waukesha County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waukesha County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 97th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 24 68th
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.