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Welcome to Waukesha ...

The Town of Waukesha is located in Waukesha County<1>.

The location of Waukesha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Waukesha has a population of 8,908 people<3> (see below for details).

Waukesha is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waukesha had an population of 8,908 people. This is a decrease of 2.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Waukesha had a population of 9,133 people. This makes Waukesha the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Waukesha represents 0.16% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 101st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,133 people, the population of Waukesha increased 6.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,596 people).

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

Communities near Waukesha ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waukesha.

  • Milwaukee [Milwaukee County]
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    • Milwaukee [Milwaukee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Waukesha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 589,067 people
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  • West Allis [Milwaukee County]
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    • West Allis [Milwaukee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Waukesha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,748 people
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  • Wauwatosa [Milwaukee County]
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    • Wauwatosa [Milwaukee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Waukesha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wauwatosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New Berlin [Waukesha County]
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    • New Berlin [Waukesha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Waukesha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,812 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookfield [Waukesha County]
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      • Brookfield [Waukesha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Waukesha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County]
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      • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Waukesha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menomonee Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenfield [Milwaukee County]
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      • Greenfield [Milwaukee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Waukesha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,183 people
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    • Franklin [Milwaukee County]
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      • Franklin [Milwaukee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Waukesha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Muskego [Waukesha County]
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      • Muskego [Waukesha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Waukesha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muskego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Caledonia [Racine County]
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      • Caledonia [Racine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Waukesha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,235 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waukesha. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waukesha.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waukesha. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waukesha.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waukesha. See our Newspapers Page for Waukesha.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waukesha ...

Looking for more information about Waukesha? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Waukesha, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Waukesha.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Waukesha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waukesha. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Waukesha County: www.waukeshacounty.gov/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Waukesha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waukesha.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waukesha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waukesha) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waukesha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaukeshaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waukesha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9645, Longitude: -88.2493       In this case, the coordinates for Waukesha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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