Waukesha, WI 53188 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 53188: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waukesha, WI 53188

Acceptable Alternative
Vernon, WI 53188

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 919
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,935
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,976
  • County: Waukesha County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.016, Longitude -88.268
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Waukesha, WI 53188 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,962
Daytime Population: Workers 27,779
Daytime Population: Residents 17,182
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,961
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 35,996
Population in Familes 28,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 966
Population Density2 1,320
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $65,737
Average Household Income $84,708
Per Capita Income $34,590


Total Housing Units 15,666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,274 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,618 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 774 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $236,180
Average Home Value $263,659


Total Households 14,892
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 9,638
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.58% 0.58%
Households 0.7% 0.66%
Families 0.6% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Waukesha, WI 53188 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 53188 to the other 769 ZIP Codes in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 22 97th
Population Density # 88 89th
Diversity Index # 81 90th
Median Household Income # 157 80th
Per Capita Income # 120 85th

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