Waukesha, WI

Waukesha profile

Living in Waukesha

Waukesha is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 72,299 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Waukesha is the seventh largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities, Waukesha isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Waukesha are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waukesha is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waukesha who work in office and administrative support (11.98%), sales jobs (10.68%), and management occupations (9.42%).

Also of interest is that Waukesha has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Waukesha, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Waukesha is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Waukesha a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The education level of Waukesha citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.06% of adults in Waukesha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Waukesha in 2018 was $34,002, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,008 for a family of four. However, Waukesha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waukesha is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waukesha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waukesha residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Waukesha also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waukesha include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Waukesha is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.