Waupaca, WI Demographics


Population (year 2000): 5,676. Estimated population in July 2005: 5,877 (+3.5% change)
Males: 2,660 (46.9%), Females: 3,016 (53.1%)

Waupaca County

Zip code: 54981

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $31,095 (year 2000)
Median house value: $85,500 (year 2000)

Races in Waupaca:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.4%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (46.3%), Irish (15.1%), Norwegian (10.7%), English (8.6%), Danish (8.4%), Polish (7.9%).

Elevation: 855 feet

Land area: 6.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Waupaca

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waupaca city

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +655 (+13.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Waupaca:

  • RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CTR (800 RIVERSIDE DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Waupaca:

  • WILD ROSE COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; WILD ROSE, WI)
  • NEW LONDON FAMILY MEDICAL CTR INC (about 23 miles; NEW LONDON, WI)
  • BERLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; BERLIN, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waupaca:

  • OUTAGAMIE COUNTY REGIONAL (about 40 miles; APPLETON, WI; ID: ATW)
  • WITTMAN REGIONAL (about 45 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; ID: OSH)
  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN (about 50 miles; MOSINEE, WI; ID: CWA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waupaca:

  • WAUPACA MUNI (about 6 miles; WAUPACA, WI; ID: PCZ)
  • CENTRAL COUNTY (about 11 miles; IOLA, WI; ID: 68C)
  • WILD ROSE IDLEWILD (about 16 miles; WILD ROSE, WI; ID: W23)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waupaca:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 35 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,083)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH (about 44 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; FT enrollment: 9,057)
  • FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT APPLETON (about 47 miles; APPLETON, WI; FT enrollment: 3,364)
  • MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 58 miles; FOND DU LAC, WI; FT enrollment: 3,037)
  • NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 59 miles; WAUSAU, WI; FT enrollment: 2,039)
  • SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE (about 70 miles; DE PERE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,031)
  • NORTHEAST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 75 miles; GREEN BAY, WI; FT enrollment: 4,198)

Schools

Public high schools in Waupaca:

  • WAUPACA HI (Students: 860; Location: E 2325 KING RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WAUPACA ACCELERATED LEARNING (Students: 18; Location: 407 SCHOOL ST; Grades: 10 – 12)
Private high school in Waupaca:

  • FIRST BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 1500 ROMAN ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Waupaca:

  • WAUPACA LEARNING CENTER EL (Students: 788; Location: 1515 SHOEMAKER RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WAUPACA MID (Students: 602; Location: 1149 SHOEMAKER RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHAIN O LAKES EL (Students: 142; Location: N3160 SILVER LAKE DR; Grades: KG – 02)
  • RIVERSIDE EL (Students: 88; Location: 950 PARK AVE; Grades: KG – 02)
  • WESTWOOD EL (Students: 83; Location: 615 W UNION ST; Grades: KG – 02)
Private primary/middle schools in Waupaca:

  • IMMANUEL EVANG LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 1120 EVANS STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TOMORROWS CHILDREN INC (Students: 31; Location: PO BOX 192; Grades: 1 – 10)

Libraries

Library in Waupaca:

  • WAUPACA AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $612,588; Location: 107 S. MAIN ST.; 66,424 books; 3,766 audio materials; 5,316 video materials; 210 serial subscriptions)