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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.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Waupaca has a population of 5,946 people<1> (see below for details).

Waupaca is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<2>.

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 (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 5,676 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Waupaca had an population of 5,946 people. This is a decrease of 2.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.76% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Waupaca ...

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

Community   2016
Caledonia   [Map]   1,697   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dayton   [Map]   2,703   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lanark   [Map]   1,539   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lebanon   [Map]   1,645   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leon   [Map]   1,431   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Little Wolf   [Map]   1,406   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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waupaca. 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 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 ...

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Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning 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) Waupaca. 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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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
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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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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Waupaca. 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waupaca. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waupaca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waupaca. The point that we are using 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Waupaca.