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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waunakee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Madison area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53597 ZIP code.
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.
32% of Waunakee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Waunakee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $665. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,424.
Libraries in Waunakee include Waunakee Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Waunakee include Waunakee Tribune
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waunakee political report.
The average commute time for Waunakee workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Waunakee include Country Inn & Suites.
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