A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Waukesha ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Waukesha has a population of 72,352 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Waukesha.
Waukesha is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Waukesha lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Websites for Waukesha ...
Official Website: www.ci.waukesha.wi.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.waukesha.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waukesha had an population of 72,352 people. This is an increase of 2.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.61% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Waukesha had a population of 70,718 people (or 18.14% of the total population of Waukesha County). This makes Waukesha the county's most populous community.
The population of Waukesha represents 1.24% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 70,718 people, the population of Waukesha increased 9.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 64,825 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Waukesha.
Adding Waukesha to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Waukesha in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Waukesha was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waukesha on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Waukesha ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Waukesha - it's located in Pennsylvania.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waukesha.
Communities near Waukesha ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waukesha.
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. Our list includes 22 papers. 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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Waukesha: www.ci.waukesha.wi.us/
The official website for Waukesha County: www.waukeshacounty.gov/
The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/
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This page was last modified: 23 Sep 2021