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Waupun, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Waupun had a population of 11,467 as of July 1, 2017. 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 43.6315 and longitude -88.7375 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waupun population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waupun: Madrid, Waubun.

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


Total Population 11,467
Daytime Population: Workers 4,348
Daytime Population: Residents 4,666
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,014
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 8,284
Population in Familes 6,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,183
Population Density2 2,466
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $50,234
Average Household Income $59,000
Per Capita Income $21,615


Total Housing Units 3,767 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,383 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,143 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $127,334
Average Home Value $142,142


Total Households 3,525
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,283
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 0.15% 0.12%
Households 0.15% 0.19%
Families 0.14% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

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, 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 # 79 90th
Population Density # 30 96th
Diversity Index # 95 88th
Median Household Income # 495 36th
Per Capita Income # 710 8th

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