Waukesha

The town is lush and welcoming, with tree-lined streets and meticulously cared-for homes.

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Overview for Waukesha, WI

71,307 people live in Waukesha, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $37,484. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

71,307

Total Population

36 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$37,484

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Waukesha, WI

Waukesha has 30,012 households, with an average household size of 2.29. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Waukesha do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 71,307 people call Waukesha home. The population density is 2,793.89 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

71,307

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36

Median Age

49.15 / 50.85%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
30,012

Total Households

2.29

Average Household Size

$37,484

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Waukesha, WI

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Waukesha. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Montessori School Of Waukesha
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Banting Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Meadowbrook Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
La Casa de Esperanza Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Summit View Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Prairie Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Mount Calvary Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Waukesha East Alternative School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
eAchieve Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Hawthorne Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Trinity Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Joseph Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
St Marys School Waukesha Campus
PRIVATE
2nd - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Whittier Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Waukesha Engineering Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Waukesha Transition Academy
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
Waukesha Academy of Health Professions
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Catholic Memorial High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Waukesha Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Hadfield Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Hillcrest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Waukesha STEM Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
eAchieve Academy - Wisconsin
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

Around Waukesha, WI

There's plenty to do around Waukesha, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

59
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
41
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
37
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Waukesha Cafe House, Boombalatti's Pizza Company, and Snack Depot.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.59 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.88 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.99 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.71 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.54 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 4.58 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars

About Waukesha, WI Real Estate

A beautiful suburban oasis with gorgeous homes and picturesque parks

Waukesha is a beautiful suburban oasis located 30 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee, 22 minutes west of Wauwatosa, and 8 minutes west of Brookfield. The town is lush and welcoming, with tree-lined streets and meticulously cared-for homes. The residences in Waukesha are a pleasant mix of beautiful older homes and new master-planned communities. Most of the homes in Waukesha are single-family; however, there are also many upscale condominiums. Common architectural styles in Waukesha include English Tudor, French Provincial, European cottage, ranch, Colonial, and Craftsman bungalows. Many of the homes are large and luxurious with expansive lots. Waukesha also offers its residents excellent public and private schools, making it one of the most desirable communities in Wisconsin. 

Waukesha’s residents are a mix of younger families, middle-aged professionals, and older retirees. The community is tight-knit and family-oriented; they are avid supporters of local schools and enjoy every opportunity to gather for festivals and celebrations. With so many beautiful parks and green spaces, residents enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. They are often seen hiking the trails along the river, biking, picnicking, and fishing along the Fox River. Some of the best parks are Fox Brook Park, Fox River Park, and  Minooka Park. During the summer, the community has a fantastic Independence Day Celebration, a weekly Farmers’ Market, and Friday Night Live music nights.

What to Love

  • Peaceful and family-friendly
  • Gorgeous homes and neighborhoods
  • Excellent schools
  • Beautiful park

Local Lifestyle

Waukesha is a charming suburban town with a homey and welcoming vibe. Beautiful parks are the hallmark feature of this lovely town. Many parks border the pristine Fox River, which runs through the center of town from north to south. The parks and the river are almost always buzzing with activity, folks walking their dogs, riding bikes, hiking, picnicking, playing sports, and fishing along riverbanks. The downtown area is a popular gathering and shopping locale with many delightful eateries and unique shops.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The quaint tree-lined downtown business district in Waukesha is filled with a wonderful variety of restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, antique shops, and boutiques. Grab a delicious latte at The Steaming Cup and sip it as you take a morning stroll along the Fox River Trail. Head to the hip and trendy People’s Park gastropub for a fabulous brunch on the rooftop deck. Enjoy dinner and drinks at Tofte’s Table for an elegant evening out. 

Bosco’s Social Club is a spirited bar featuring live music, creative cocktails, and corn hole tournaments. Club 400 is an iconic Waukesha dive bar; folks have been gathering here since 1948! Of course, it has had a few renovations since then, but it still features the same casual vibe, craft beer, and great music. For music, dancing, and creative cocktails, head to the Mad Steintist.

Things to Do

Waukesha may be a quiet town, but it’s anything but boring. There’s always something going on, and there’s something for everyone. The kids will love spending time at Springs Water Park at the Ingleside Hotel, the Horeb Springs Aquatic Center, and the Buchner Park Communtiy Pool. The Center Court Sports Complex has facilities for volleyball, basketball, and pickleball. The center features recreational leagues for both youth and adults. 

Getting out and enjoying nature is a must for residents of Waukesha. Enjoy the day strolling through the lovely botanical gardens at Frame Park Formal Gardens. Spend an afternoon strolling along the river, kayaking, fishing, or having a picnic along Fox River. Rent a paddle boat, do some scuba diving, or go for a swim at Fox Brook Park. Go hiking or biking along the winding trails along the river at Fox River Park. Enjoy one of the finest bike trails in Wisconsin along the Glacial Drumlin Trail, East Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit. This wonderful, paved trail winds through farm country and rolling hills along its scenic route, and the trail doubles as a snowmobile trail in winter.

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