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Time Zone: Waukesha County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Waukesha is the Seat for Waukesha County.

Waukesha County was founded in 1846 and was created by taking area from MilwaukeeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Waukesha had a population of 383,154 people. This is an increase of 6.21% since the last Census (which gave a population of 360,767 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Waukesha represented 6.73% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 72 counties).

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% 
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2000360,767The Last Census

More information can be found on the Waukesha County Census Page for Waukesha County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Waukesha County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Waukesha County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Waukesha   68,37664,8255.48% increase  
New Berlin   39,28138,2202.78% increase  
Brookfield   39,20038,6491.43% increase  
Menomonee Falls   34,62332,6476.05% increase  
Muskego   23,13421,3978.12% increase  

Websites for Waukesha County

Official Website:   www.waukeshacounty.gov/

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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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