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Waunakee, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Waunakee ...

The village of Waunakee is located in Dane County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Waunakee has a population of 13,607 people<1> (see below for details).

Waunakee is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Waunakee lies within the (608) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waunakee had a population of 12,097 people. This makes Waunakee the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Waunakee represents 0.21% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 70th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,097 people, the population of Waunakee increased 34.49% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 8,995 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Waunakee had an population of 13,607 people. This is an increase of 12.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 51.27% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Waunakee ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2016
DeForest   [Map]   9,690   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   252,551   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
McFarland   [Map]   8,320   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Middleton   [Map]   19,109   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Monona   [Map]   8,179   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waunakee. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waunakee. 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 Waunakee.

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

Websites for Waunakee ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waunakee ...

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

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Waunakee. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Dane County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waunakee.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waunakee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Waunakee. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waunakee) 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 Waunakee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waunakee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waunakee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1867, Longitude: -89.4521     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waunakee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Waunakee.