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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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Median household income
Local
$50,084
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Waukesha demographic reports
Waukesha is on the Fox River.
Public transportation: Waukesha Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 96. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: Pinahs Crunchy Bread Chips
Well-known residents have included:
· Les Paul, musician
Local bands (past and present) have included BoDeans
Local festivals include:
  • Waukesha County Fair - July 18-22, 2007
  • Wisconsin Highland Games - Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2007
  • Art Fest - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Apple Harvest Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Waukesha web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Waukesha Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Glacial Drumlin State Trail, Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha attractions: Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium
Historic sites and museums: Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
Colleges and universities: Carroll College, University of Wisconsin Waukesha
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 39

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Waukesha demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Waukesha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Milwaukee area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53146 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

31% of Waukesha residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Waukesha, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $612.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,223.


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Libraries in Waukesha include Waukesha Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Waukesha include Waukesha Freeman

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Waukesha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waukesha political report.

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Waukesha restaurants taking online reservations include Weissgerber's Gasthaus ... View restaurants

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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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