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Waupaca, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Waupaca ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Waupaca has a population of 5,886 people<2> (see below for details).

Waupaca is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waupaca had a population of 6,069 people (which is 11.58% of the total population of Waupaca County). This makes Waupaca the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Waupaca represents 0.11% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,069 people, the population of Waupaca increased 6.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,676 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Waupaca had an population of 5,886 people. This is a decrease of 3.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.7% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Waupaca ...

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 Waupaca and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Caledonia   [Map]   1,685   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dayton   [Map]   2,697   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lanark   [Map]   1,551   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lebanon   [Map]   1,643   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leon   [Map]   1,444   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Little Wolf   [Map]   1,405   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

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 Waupaca. 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 Waupaca. 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 Waupaca. Our list includes 17 papers.

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

Websites for Waupaca ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Waupaca County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waupaca:

The official website for Waupaca 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 Waupaca.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waupaca - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waupaca) 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 Waupaca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waupaca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waupaca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3547, Longitude: -89.0757     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waupaca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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