Waukesha (town), Wisconsin

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Waukesha County Wisconsin incorporated and unincorporated areas Waukesha (town) highlighted.svg
Location in Waukesha County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°58′43″N88°14′49″W / 42.97861°N 88.24694°W / 42.97861; -88.24694 Coordinates: 42°58′43″N88°14′49″W / 42.97861°N 88.24694°W / 42.97861; -88.24694
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Wisconsin.svg  Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Area
  Total23.0 sq mi (59.5 km2)
  Land22.9 sq mi (59.3 km2)
  Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation
[1]
873 ft (266 m)
Population
 (2000)
  Total8,596
  Density375.8/sq mi (145.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-84275 [2]
GNIS feature ID1584372 [1]

Waukesha is a town in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 8,596 at the 2000 census. The City of Waukesha is located adjacent to the town.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin County in Wisconsin, United States

Waukesha County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 389,891, making it the third-most populous county in Wisconsin. Its county seat is Waukesha.

Wisconsin A north-central state of the United States of America

Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties.

Waukesha, Wisconsin Place in Waukesha

Waukesha is a city in and the county seat of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Its population was 70,718 at the 2010 census. The city is adjacent to the Town of Waukesha.

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History

Originally part of the Town of Muskego, the Town of Prairie Village (soon renamed Prairieville) was named after the Native American settlement in that area. The town was renamed in 1847, soon after the new Waukesha County was created from the western portion of Milwaukee County. On January 10, 1852, the settled area once known as Prairieville was separated from the Town of Waukesha, and incorporated as the Village (later a city) of Waukesha. The remainder of the township continued to bear the name as well (as is customary in Wisconsin).

Muskego, Wisconsin City in Wisconsin, United States

Muskego is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 24,135. Muskego is the fifth largest community in Waukesha County. The name Muskego is derived from the Potawatomi Indian name for the area, "Mus-kee-Guaac", meaning sunfish. The Potawatomi were the original inhabitants of Muskego. There are three lakes within the city's boundaries.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin County in the United States

Milwaukee County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 947,735 and was estimated to be 951,448 in 2016. It is the most populous county in Wisconsin and the 45th most populous in the United States. Its county seat is Milwaukee, which is also the most populous city in the state. The county was created in 1834 as part of Michigan Territory and organized the following year.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.0 square miles (59.5 km²), of which, 22.9 square miles (59.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.44%) is water.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1980 6,668
1990 7,56613.5%
2000 8,59613.6%
2010 9,1336.2%

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 8,596 people, 2,891 households, and 2,494 families residing in the town. The population density was 375.8 people per square mile (145.1/km²). There were 2,945 housing units at an average density of 128.7 per square mile (49.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.17% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 2.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

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There were 2,891 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.2% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.23.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between two people, also called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $73,984, and the median income for a family was $77,762. Males had a median income of $54,202 versus $31,968 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,861. About 0.5% of families and 0.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

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References

  1. 1 2 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.