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The 2000 Census showed that Waushara County had a population of 23,154 people. This represented 0.43% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 47th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Waushara had a population of 24,606 people. This is an increase of 6.27% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201024,496+5.8%-0.45% since 2009
200924,606+6.27%-0.51% since 2008
200824,733+6.82%+0.22% since 2007
200624,691+6.64%+0.41% since 2005
200424,581+6.16%+0.29% since 2003
200324,509+5.85%+0.79% since 2002
200224,318+5.03%+4.04% since 2001
200123,373+0.95%+0.95% since 2000
200023,154The Last Census

Waushara County had 13,667 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Waushara County has a total area<3> of 637 square miles [1,650 km²]. Of this total, 626 square miles [1,621 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.78%) being water (11.36 square miles [29.42 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Waushara County had a population density of 36.99 people per square mile [14.28 people/km²], making it the state's 40th 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 Waushara County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Waushara and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Waushara County QuickFact (QF-55137).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AdamsQF-55001   SW20,08818,6437.75%
Green LakeQF-55047   SE18,47219,105-3.31%
MarquetteQF-55077   S14,72715,832-6.98%
PortageQF-55097   NW69,17667,1822.97%
WaupacaQF-55135   NE51,66551,731-0.13%
WinnebagoQF-55139   E163,370156,7634.21%

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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 Waushara. 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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