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Waupaca is a city in Waupaca County.

It is the county seat.

Like many Indian names, this has a variety of translations, including "stalling place," "white sand bottom" and "pale water."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Waupaca. For links to other places called Waupaca, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Waupaca is 44.358N. The longitude is -89.085W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,812.


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Median household income
Local
$31,095
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Waupaca demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Strawberry Fest - June 16, 2007
  • Fall-o-Rama - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Autumn Harvest Days - Oct. 5-7, 2007
  • Hometown Day - July 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Waupaca web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hartman Creek State Park, Oakwood Park
Historic sites and museums: Hutchinson Museum
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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Ancestry & family history

37% of Waupaca residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waupaca ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waupaca was $18,890, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Waupaca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Waupaca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $840.


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Libraries in Waupaca include Waupaca Area Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Waupaca workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Waupaca include Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel, Comfort Suites Foxfire.

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