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Waukesha County, Wisconsin

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Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 404,198
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 404,198
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 389,946
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 389,891
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.2%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
88.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 20,616
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 5.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 167,953
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 76.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $282,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,817
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $664
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,046
Building permits, 2019 980
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 158,808
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 7.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 89.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 96.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 44.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 725,232
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,722,545
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,221,210
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,986,149
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,616,826
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,867
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 24.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $87,277
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $46,073
Persons in poverty, percent
4.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 12,624
Total employment, 2019 245,702
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 13,827,360
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,498
All firms, 2012 35,566
Men-owned firms, 2012 20,304
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,082
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,895
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 32,227
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,090
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 29,954
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 709.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 549.57
FIPS Code 55133
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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