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0.49% growth
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5.29% growth
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0.46% decline
Median Property Value
4.44% growth


The economy of Waukesha County, WI employs 212,586 people. The economy of Waukesha County, WI is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 3.26; 1.83; and 1.57 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Waukesha County, WI are Manufacturing (36,588), Healthcare & Social Assistance (30,937), and Retail trade (23,821), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,218), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($62,426), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($61,250).

Median household income in Waukesha County, WI is $81,878. Males in Waukesha County, WI have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,170. The income inequality of Waukesha County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Waukesha County, WI. In Waukesha County, WI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 139 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,712. Milwaukee County, WI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wisconsin.


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Waukesha County, WI is home to a population of 398,424 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Waukesha County, WI is composed of N/A Other residents (N/A), N/A Two+ residents (N/A), N/A Hawaiian residents (N/A), N/A White residents (N/A), and N/A Black residents (N/A). The most common foreign languages in Waukesha County, WI are Spanish (11,297 speakers), German (2,924 speakers), and Other Asian (1,903 speakers), but compared to other places, Waukesha County, WI has a relative high number of German (2,924 speakers), Hmong (475 speakers), and Other Asian (1,903 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Waukesha County, WI awarded 3,207 degrees. The student population of Waukesha County, WI is skewed towards females, with 1,249 male students and 1,958 female students. Most students in Waukesha County, WI are White (2,614 and 81.5%), followed by Black or African American (174 and 5.43%), Unknown (145 and 4.52%), and Hispanic or Latino (132 and 4.12%). The largest universities in Waukesha County, WI by number of graduates are Waukesha County Technical College (1,945 and 60.6%), Carroll University (808 and 25.2%), and Ottawa University-Milwaukee (140 and 4.37%). The most popular majors in Waukesha County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (513 and 16%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (88 and 2.74%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (60 and 1.87%). The median tuition costs in Waukesha County, WI are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,662 and $29,662 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Waukesha County, WI is $273,000, which is 1.33 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $261,400 to $273,000, a 4.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Waukesha County, WI is 76.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Waukesha County, WI have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Waukesha County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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