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The 2000 Census showed that Waukesha County had a population of 360,767 people. This represented 6.73% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Waukesha had a population of 383,154 people. This is an increase of 6.21% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010389,891+8.07%+1.76% since 2009
2009383,154+6.21%+0.58% since 2008
2008380,935+5.59%+0.51% since 2007
2007379,020+5.06%+0.77% since 2006
2006376,141+4.26%+0.31% since 2005
2005374,989+3.94%+0.48% since 2004
2004373,203+3.45%+0.48% since 2003
2003371,424+2.95%+0.76% since 2002
2002368,625+2.18%+1.03% since 2001
2001364,858+1.13%+1.13% since 2000
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2000360,767The Last Census

Waukesha County had 140,309 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Waukesha County has a total area<3> of 580 square miles [1,503 km²]. Of this total, 555 square miles [1,438 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.29%) being water (24.91 square miles [64.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Waukesha County had a population density of 649 people per square mile [250.7 people/km²], making it the state's 2nd most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Waukesha County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Waukesha and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Waukesha County QuickFact (QF-55133).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Waukesha County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
WaukeshaQF-558425068,37664,8255.48%
New BerlinQF-555637539,28138,2202.78%
BrookfieldQF-551002539,20038,6491.43%
Menomonee FallsQF-555100034,62332,6476.05%
MuskegoQF-555527523,13421,3978.12%
OconomowocQF-555925014,74212,38219.06%
PewaukeeQF-556224012,61411,7837.05%
SussexQF-557875010,1818,82815.33%
LisbonQF-55448509,8069,3594.78%
PewaukeeQF-55622508,9158,1709.12%
HartlandQF-55331008,6947,9059.98%
WaukeshaQF-55842758,6588,5960.72%
DelafieldQF-55194258,4477,8208.02%
MertonQF-55514008,3607,9884.66%
OconomowocQF-55592758,2137,45110.23%
MukwonagoQF-55550757,5866,86810.45%
GeneseeQF-55284877,5107,2843.1%
VernonQF-55825757,5087,2273.89%
MukwonagoQF-55550507,1176,16215.5%
DelafieldQF-55194006,9266,4727.01%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Waukesha County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
DodgeQF-55027   NW87,33585,8971.67%
JeffersonQF-55055   W80,83374,0219.2%
MilwaukeeQF-55079   E959,521940,1642.06%
OzaukeeQF-55089   NE86,31182,3174.85%
RacineQF-55101   SE200,601188,8316.23%
WalworthQF-55127   SW100,59393,7597.29%
WashingtonQF-55131   N130,681117,49311.22%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Waukesha. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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