Waupun, WI Profile: Facts & Data

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Waupun, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Waupun had a population of 11,403 as of July 1, 2020. 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 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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 11,403 (100%)
Population in Households 8,199 (71.9%)
Population in Families 6,532 (57.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,204 (28.1%)
Population Density 2,458
Diversity Index2 36
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,078
Average Household Income $63,155
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $21,906
Wealth Index5 56
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 3,786 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,358 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,152 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $134,263
Average Home Value $149,364
Housing Affordability Index3 196
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,510
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,258
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.07% 0.05%
Households 0.09% 0.14%
Families 0.02% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
Owner Occupied HU   0.34%

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Waupun, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waupun to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 83 89th
Population Density # 29 96th
Median Household Income # 519 33rd
Housing Affordability Index # 427 55th
Per Capita Income # 739 5th
Diversity Index # 97 88th

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