Waukesha County, WI

398,424 Population
549.6 square miles 724.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
6.9%
was 6.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in WI
Population Density
724.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.0%
was 53.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.5%
was 4.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in WI
Percent Under 18
21.9%
was 22.1%
Ranked 11th Highest in WI
Percent 65 and Over
17.6%
was 16.9%
Ranked 4th Highest in WI

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.6
was 3.8
Ranked 3rd Lowest in WI
Percent Living in Poverty
5.1%
was 4.4%
Ranked 1st Lowest in WI
Median Household Income
$78,268
was $77,761
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.4
43.8
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
3,153
Ranked 8th Highest in WI
Patents per 100,000
71
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 17th Highest in WI
Violent Crimes per 100,000
13.6
was 11.4
Ranked 55th Highest in WI
Property Crimes per 100,000
114.8
was 141.7
Ranked 70th Highest in WI

 Housing

Total Housing Units
164,330
was 163,365
Ranked 3rd Highest in WI
Median Rent
$976
was $969
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Total Building Permits
927
was 774
 
Occupied Housing Units
156,503
was 157,143
 
Homeownership Rate
76.1%
was 74.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Single Family Building Permits
682
was 581
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
299.0
was 297.2
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Rental Vacancy Rate
17.3%
was 13.6%
Ranked 13th Highest in WI
Multifamily Building Permits
245
was 193
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 3rd Highest in WI
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.7
was 4.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.4
was 2.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.3%
was 98.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in WI
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in WI

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
96.1%
was 96.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in WI
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
42.9%
was 42.4%
Ranked 3rd Highest in WI

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