Waukesha, Wisconsin 

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Population

71,970

26% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$58,126

Avg. Home Price

$196,800

Best Places to Live in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Large-city / suburban complex - Extreme southeast Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, 40 miles north of Illinois border
Pros
-Downtown revitalization
-Arts and culture
-Close to Chicago
Cons
-Some gritty areas
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate

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What Bert Has To Say About Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metro Area

Somewhat in the economic and cultural shadow of Chicago 90 miles south, Milwaukee is nevertheless a self-sufficient city, as well as a commercial and cultural center for Wisconsin and particularly its more populous southeastern portions. A melting pot for 19th-century immigrants from northern Europe, the city has kept up old-world traditions, most notably the brewing (and consumption) of beer. Following a period of industrial decline- including the brewing industry- the city has revitalized some areas, particularly downtown, and created an area of lakefront parks and museums. The business picture has changed to include more financial services and retailing companies along with the traditional base of metal products, electrical equipment, and machine tools. The area is headquarters to a surprising list of Mid-sized corporations, including Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, Allen-Bradley, Rockwell Automation and Johnson Controls, which operate plants in the vicinity, and service players like Manpower, Inc., Northwestern Mutual and retailer Kohl’s.


QUICK FACTS

City: Waukesha
Zip Codes: 53186 53188 53189
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 693 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Waukesha is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Waukesha jobs have increased by 0.73%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Waukesha's cost of living is 1.30% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Waukesha's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Waukesha's population is 71,970 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.36%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Waukesha is $196,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -7.88%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Waukesha public schools spend $11,177 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Waukesha. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Waukesha

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Reviews for Waukesha    7 Reviews
Waukesha, WI - 1/7/2014
Be careful driving...Waukesha is full of people trying to keep up with the Jones's. There are a lot of places to shop and spend money that coupled with second mortgages... (Read More)

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Wonderful place to live - 1/17/2013
I lived in Waukesha in 2006 while on a contract position for a precast design company. I found Waukesha to be a very enjoyable place to live. It is a very place to live... (Read More)

Accessible and Inclusive - 3/21/2009
Waukesha is a small city, 65K population, with the amenities of a larger town. Its access to library, daily shopping, mainline restaurant fare and outside activity is... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN
53186 53188 53189