Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$30,658$29,253$29,829
Median household income$59,866$54,610$55,322
Median income owner occupied$81,751$69,544$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,319$31,736$35,192
Median earnings male$41,053$37,342$36,919
Median earnings female$26,590$25,818$26,250
Unemployment rate3.2%3.7%4.7%
Poverty level11.0%12.7%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Waukesha is 3% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Waukesha is 8% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Waukesha is 31% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Waukesha is 27% lower than the national average

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      $39,906 $59,866 $119,732
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      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Waukesha employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.5%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector26.8%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services5.7%5.5%
      Wholesale & retail services13.5%15.1%
      Public administration3.0%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%1.5%
      Education, health & social services9.5%35.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Lac La Belle, WI312$160,417190.0%
      Chenequa, WI480$146,000163.9%
      Merton, WI3,535$141,250155.3%
      Elm Grove, WI6,085$119,512116.0%
      Oconomowoc Lake, WI547$111,250101.1%
      Waukesha, WI72,016$59,8668.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Canton, OH72,163$30,44445.0%
      Missouri City, TX71,732$88,59160.1%
      Iowa City, IA72,385$42,72022.8%
      Waldorf, MD72,413$87,53358.2%
      Layton, UT72,413$68,50723.8%
      Waukesha, WI72,016$59,8668.2%
      Source: The Waukesha, WI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).