Waukesha, WI 53186 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 53186: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waukesha, WI 53186

Acceptable Alternative
Vernon, WI 53186

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Waukesha County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.013, Longitude -88.215
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,462
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 14,375
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,045
    • Single Family Addresses: 10,330

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Waukesha, WI 53186 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,878
Daytime Population: Workers 26,755
Daytime Population: Residents 15,594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 32,012
Population in Familes 23,952
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,866
Population Density2 2,691
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $57,848
Average Household Income $74,169
Per Capita Income $31,291


Total Housing Units 14,682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,561 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,325 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 796 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $212,785
Average Home Value $226,399


Total Households 13,886
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 8,090
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 0.2% 0.3%
Households 0.29% 0.37%
Families 0.11% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Waukesha, WI 53186 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 53186 to the other 769 ZIP Codes 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 # 30 96th
Population Density # 53 93rd
Diversity Index # 57 93rd
Median Household Income # 312 60th
Per Capita Income # 210 73rd

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