Waupaca, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Waupaca, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Waupaca had a population of 5,919 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Waupaca is located at latitude 44.35 and longitude -89.07 in Waupaca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waupaca (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Waupaca County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 850 feet.

The City of Waupaca (GNIS ID: 1584375) 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 Waupaca: Vermonter's Camp, Waupaca Falls.

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


Total Population 5,919
Population in Households 5,516
Population in Familes 3,999
Population in Group Qrtrs 403
Population Density2 751
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $43,919
Average Household Income $58,664
Per Capita Income $25,405


Total Housing Units 3,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,598 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,078 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 338 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $133,181
Average Home Value $161,247


Total Households 2,677
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 1,485
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 -0.3% -0.32%
Households -0.11% -0.17%
Families 1.11% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Waupaca, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waupaca 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 # 130 83rd
Population Density # 345 56th
Diversity Index # 365 53rd
Median Household Income # 636 18th
Per Capita Income # 534 31st

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