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Waupun is a town in Dodge County, in the Beaver Dam metro area. (The community straddles Dodge and Fond du Lac counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community name is said to derive from Indian term for "dawn"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Waupun. For links to other places called Waupun, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Waupun is 43.633N. The longitude is -88.729W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,451.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waupun demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dodge County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53963 ZIP code.
38% of Waupun residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waupun ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waupun was $16,947, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Waupun residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Waupun, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $402. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $857.
Libraries in Waupun include Waupun Public Library ... View libraries
Dodge County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waupun political report.
The average commute time for Waupun workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Waupun between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Waupun include Americinn Waupun.
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