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Waukesha is a city in Waukesha County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Indian village here, whose name meant "burned land."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Waukesha. For links to other places called Waukesha, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Waukesha is 43.011N. The longitude is -88.231W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 814 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 66,840.
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35% of Waukesha residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waukesha ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waukesha was $23,242, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Waukesha residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Waukesha, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $612. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,223.
Libraries in Waukesha include Waukesha Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Waukesha include Waukesha Freeman
Waukesha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waukesha political report.
Waukesha restaurants taking online reservations include Weissgerber's Gasthaus ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Waukesha workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Waukesha between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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