Waukesha, WI

72,358 Population
24.8 square miles 2,917.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.3%
was 1.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in WI
Population Density
2,917.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.5%
was 41.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.6%
was 6.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in WI
Percent Under 18
22.8%
was 21.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in WI
Percent 65 and Over
14.2%
was 11.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in WI

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.7
was 4.1
Ranked 7th Lowest in WI
Percent Living in Poverty
12.7%
was 9.2%
Ranked 1st Lowest in WI
Median Household Income
$59,866
was $60,734
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.1
41.7
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.2
was 1.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
150.7
was 126.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,583.3
was 1,869.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
30,865
was 30,691
Ranked 6th Highest in WI
Median Rent
$871
was $851
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Total Building Permits
211
was 109
 
Occupied Housing Units
29,102
was 29,349
 
Homeownership Rate
57.9%
was 53.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Single Family Building Permits
80
was 76
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,213.8
was 1,210.3
Ranked 5th Highest in WI
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.6%
was 8.9%
Ranked 4th Highest in WI
Multifamily Building Permits
131
was 33
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 5th Highest in WI
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.1
was 3.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.0
was 1.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
100%
was 99.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
Ranked 1st Highest in WI

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
92.4%
was 92.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in WI
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.9%
was 35.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI

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