Waukesha County, WI

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2022 Population
407,290
0.483% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.3
0.698% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
4.95%
0.334% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$101,639
7.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$352,600
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
217,962
0.241% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Waukesha County, WI had a population of 407k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $101,639. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Waukesha County, WI grew from 405,332 to 407,290, a 0.483% increase and its median household income grew from $94,310 to $101,639, a 7.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waukesha County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.86%), White (Hispanic) (2.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.78%).

None of the households in Waukesha County, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in Waukesha County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Waukesha County, WI are Waukesha County Technical College (2,019 degrees awarded in 2022), Carroll University (893 degrees), and Herzing University-Brookfield (459851) (153 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Waukesha County, WI was $352,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.7%.

Most people in Waukesha County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Waukesha County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Waukesha County, WI is home to a population of 407k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.37% of Waukesha County, WI residents were born outside of the country (21.9k people).

In 2022, there were 22.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (353k people) in Waukesha County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 10.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Waukesha County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Waukesha County, WI was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Waukesha County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    353k ± 688
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    15.7k ± 497
  3. White (Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 770
5.14%
Hispanic Population
20.9k people

In 2022, there were 22.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (353k people) in Waukesha County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 10.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.14% of the people in Waukesha County, WI are hispanic (20.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
21.9k people
5.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
22.6k people

As of 2022, 5.37% of Waukesha County, WI residents (21.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waukesha County, WI was 5.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,007 ± 573
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,130 ± 465
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,069 ± 280

Waukesha County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Waukesha County, WI employs 218k people. The largest industries in Waukesha County, WI are Manufacturing (38,090 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (31,906 people), and Retail Trade (22,049 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,988), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,524), and Finance & Insurance ($89,704).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

218k
2022 Value
± 3,207
0.241%
1 Year growth
± 2.07%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Waukesha County, WI grew at a rate of 0.241%, from 217k employees to 218k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waukesha County, WI, are Management Occupations (29,442 people), Sales & Related Occupations (23,395 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,687 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waukesha County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

218k
2022 Value
± 3,207
0.241%
1 Year growth
± 2.07%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Waukesha County, WI grew at a rate of 0.241%, from 217k employees to 218k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waukesha County, WI, are Manufacturing (38,090 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (31,906 people), and Retail Trade (22,049 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waukesha County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Waukesha County, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$70,987
Median earning men ± $1,389
$46,223
Median earning women ± $747

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($109,429), Information ($98,664), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($92,957).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,525), Information ($61,974), and Manufacturing ($58,999).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,368
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,309
    Manufacturing
  3. 3,542
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Waukesha County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 59.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.13%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Waukesha County, WI awarded 3,171 degrees. The student population of Waukesha County, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,178 male students and 6,021 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Waukesha County, WI are White (2,314 and 73.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (276 and 8.73%), Unknown (184 and 5.82%), and Black or African American (163 and 5.15%).

The largest universities in Waukesha County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Waukesha County Technical College (2,019 and 63.7%), Carroll University (893 and 28.2%), and Herzing University-Brookfield (459851) (153 and 4.82%).

The most popular majors in Waukesha County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (487 and 15.4%), Registered Nursing (251 and 7.92%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (147 and 4.64%).

The median tuition cost in Waukesha County, WI for private four year colleges is $11,976.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Waukesha County, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,199 (46.2% men and 53.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,199 students enrolled in Waukesha County, WI, 46.2% men and 53.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,774 records, of which 54.5% were women and 45.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 106 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 176 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Waukesha County, WI was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 106 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Waukesha County, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,019 degrees awarded
  2. 893 degrees awarded
  3. 153 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Waukesha County Technical College with 2,019 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,297 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Waukesha County, WI, which is 0.692 times less than the 1,874 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,314 degrees mean that there were 8.38 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 276 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($11,976) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($830) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,940) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waukesha County, WI was $352,600 in 2022, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $306,300 to $352,600, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Waukesha County, WI is 76.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Waukesha County, WI have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Waukesha County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Waukesha County, WI is $101,639. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Waukesha County, WI was Census Tract 2034.05 with a value of $159,908, followed by Census Tract 2038.02 and Census Tract 2034.06, with respective values of $141,726 and $139,226.

In 2022, 11.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Waukesha County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.113%.

Property

$352,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,991
$127,108
Median Property Taxes
±$2,016

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Waukesha County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.7% of the housing units in Waukesha County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2034.05
  2. Census Tract 2038.02
  3. Census Tract 2034.06

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Waukesha County, WI was Census Tract 2034.05 with a value of $159,908, followed by Census Tract 2038.02 and Census Tract 2034.06, with respective values of $141,726 and $139,226.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Waukesha County, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$101,639
Median Household Income
± $1,566
166k
Number of Households
± 2,776

In 2022, the median household income of the 166k households in Waukesha County, WI grew to $101,639 from the previous year's value of $94,310.

The following chart displays the households in Waukesha County, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Waukesha County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.2%)
  3. Carpooled (5.52%)

In 2022, 79.1% of workers in Waukesha County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.2%) and those who carpooled to work (5.52%).

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waukesha County, WI have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Waukesha County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Waukesha County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.113%.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waukesha County, WI (19.9k out of 403k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Waukesha County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 3.7% of the children was living in poverty in Waukesha County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 68.2 in Waukesha County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.09 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.9% of the population of Waukesha County, WI has health coverage, with 63.9% on employee plans, 5.62% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.912% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Waukesha County, WI see 714 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.19% decrease from the previous year (730 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1044 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 388 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

714 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Waukesha County, WI

Primary care physicians in Waukesha County, WI see an average of 714 patients per year. This represents a 2.19% decrease from the previous year (730 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.11%
Uninsured
63.9%
Employer Coverage
5.62%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
0.912%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waukesha County, WI declined by 4.2% from 3.24% to 3.11%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36.5 in Waukesha County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30% in Waukesha County, WI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.03% in Waukesha County, WI.

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