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Waukesha is a town in Waukesha County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area. [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 42.964N. The longitude is -88.249W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,596.
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43% of Waukesha residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $27,861, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Waukesha residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Waukesha, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $652. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,361.
Waukesha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waukesha political report.
The average commute time for Waukesha workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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