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Waunakee is a village in Dane County, in the Madison metro area.

One tradition says the community was named for an Indian who camped near here; another says it is an Indian term variously translated as "you win," "sharpshooter," "he lives in peace" and several other unrelated phrases

The latitude of Waunakee is 43.191N. The longitude is -89.455W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 928 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,803.


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Median household income
Local
$59,225
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Waunakee demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Governor Nelson State Park
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.)

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42% of Waunakee residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waunakee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waunakee was $25,952, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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32% of Waunakee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Waunakee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $665.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,424.


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

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Newspapers in Waunakee include Waunakee Tribune

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Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waunakee political report.

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The average commute time for Waunakee workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Waunakee include Country Inn & Suites.

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