Waukesha employment information

IndexWaukeshaWisconsinNational
Income per capita$28,866$27,907$28,555
Median household income$58,126$52,738$53,482
Median income owner occupied$78,554$67,186$68,142
Median income renter occupied$34,038$30,207$33,219
Median earnings male$38,620$36,343$36,116
Median earnings female$26,527$25,134$25,692
Unemployment rate4.4%4.9%5.8%
Poverty level12.2%13.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Waukesha is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Waukesha is 9% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Waukesha is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Waukesha is 21% lower than the national average.

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Waukesha median earnings by income bracket

Waukesha employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.0%1.6%
Manufacturing sector28.0%0.5%
Financial & insurance services4.9%6.6%
Wholesale & retail services15.6%15.2%
Public administration2.8%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%2.3%
Education, health & social services9.1%35.7%
Other26.5%26.4%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lac La Belle, WI277$166,250211%
Chenequa, WI536$152,500185%
Merton, WI3,463$129,667142%
Elm Grove, WI5,985$119,679124%
Mequon, WI23,300$106,813100%
Waukesha, WI71,083$58,1269%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Wilmington, DE71,263$38,97927%
Pawtucket, RI71,313$40,57824%
Waldorf, MD71,358$84,80959%
Warner Robins, GA71,359$44,66116%
Lynwood, CA70,789$41,93022%
Waukesha, WI71,083$58,1269%
Source: The Waukesha, WI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.