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Waupun, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Waupun had a population of 11,411 as of July 1, 2018. Waupun ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waupun is located at latitude 43.6333 and longitude -88.7296 in Fond du Lac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waupun (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Fond du Lac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Waupun are located in Fond du Lac County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Dodge County.

The City of Waupun (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waupun: Madrid, Waubun.

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Waupun, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,411
Population in Households 8,215
Population in Familes 6,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,196
Population Density2 2,454
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $50,740
Average Household Income $60,290
Per Capita Income $22,097


Total Housing Units 3,786 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,405 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,114 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $130,571
Average Home Value $146,914


Total Households 3,519
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,271
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.07% 0.05%
Households 0.11% 0.16%
Families 0.06% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Waupun, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waupun to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 79 90th
Population Density # 34 96th
Diversity Index # 94 88th
Median Household Income # 483 38th
Per Capita Income # 695 10th

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