Waukesha, WI 53188 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 53188: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waukesha, WI 53188

Acceptable Alternative
Vernon, WI 53188

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Waukesha County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.016, Longitude -88.268
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 932
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,076
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,981
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,095

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

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  1. 53188 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 53188 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Waukesha, WI 53188 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 35,000
Population in Households 34,106
Population in Familes 27,419
Population in Group Qrtrs 894
Population Density2 1,285
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $67,994
Average Household Income $88,370
Per Capita Income $35,588


Total Housing Units 14,771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,005 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,911 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 855 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $242,065
Average Home Value $269,495


Total Households 13,916
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 9,138
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 0.4% 0.53%
Households 0.52% 0.59%
Families 0.41% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Waukesha, WI 53188 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 53188 to the other 767 ZIP Codes 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 # 27 97th
Population Density # 86 89th
Diversity Index # 81 90th
Median Household Income # 158 80th
Per Capita Income # 126 84th

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