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Waukesha, Wisconsin

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The location of Waukesha

Welcome to Waukesha ...

The city of Waukesha is located in Waukesha County and is the County Seat for Waukesha County.

The location of Waukesha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Waukesha has a population of 72,489 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Waukesha had an population of 72,489 people. This is an increase of 2.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.82% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Waukesha ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Waukesha and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Brookfield   [Map]   38,045   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,143   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,827   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Milwaukee   [Map]   595,351   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Muskego   [Map]   24,996   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Waukesha.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waukesha. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waukesha. Our list includes 22 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Waukesha:

Websites for Waukesha ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Waukesha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waukesha:

The official website for Waukesha County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waukesha.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waukesha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 Waukesha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waukesha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0125, Longitude: -88.2384     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waukesha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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