The City of Waukesha is the 7th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 73,445 as of July 1, 2019. Waukesha 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 Waukesha is located at latitude 43.0117 and longitude -88.2315 in Waukesha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waukesha encompass a land area of 24.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Waukesha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 817 feet.
The City of Waukesha (GNIS ID: 1584371) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Waukesha: Prairieville.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Waukesha, WI Housing Affordability Index is 123 |
State of Wisconsin Housing Affordability Index is 127
|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.|
|Waukesha, WI Wealth Index is 81 |
State of Wisconsin Wealth Index is 88
|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.|
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|Total Population||73,445 (100%)|
|Population in Households||70,753 (96.3%)|
|Population in Families||54,805 (74.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||2,692 ( 3.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$62,500|
|Average Household Income||$79,709|
|Per Capita Income||$32,244|
|Total Housing Units||31,457 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||16,966 (53.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||12,764 (40.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,727 ( 5.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$218,369|
|Housing Affordability Index3||123|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.2%|
|Per Capita Income||3.03%|
The table below compares Waukesha to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.
|Total Population||# 7||99th|
|Population Density||# 21||97th|
|Diversity Index||# 53||93rd|
|Median Household Income||# 269||66th|
|Per Capita Income||# 233||70th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.