Waupaca, WI 54981 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 54981: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waupaca, WI 54981

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 625
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,591
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 665
  • County: Waupaca County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.354, Longitude -89.085
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 54981 has segments in 3 Counties (Portage, Waupaca, Waushara).

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Waupaca, WI 54981 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,898
Population in Households 13,973
Population in Familes 10,948
Population in Group Qrtrs 925
Population Density1 106
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 6,430
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 4,045
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,372 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,058 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,741 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $157,422
Average Home Value $198,605


Median Household Income $49,545
Average Household Income $62,637
Per Capita Income $27,810
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.07%
Households 0.16% 0.06%
Families 0.03% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

Waupaca, WI 54981 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 54981 to the other 772 ZIP Codes in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 141 82nd
Population Density1 # 279 64th
Diversity Index2 # 427 45th
Median Household Income # 477 38th
Per Capita Income # 306 60th

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