2020 Census Results: Here’s How Waukesha Has Grown
WAUKESHA, WI – The 2020 census has released its final results, showing how communities in Waukesha are splitting up the state’s massive population increase.
“We are excited to reach this milestone of providing the first detailed statistics from the 2020 Census,” said Census Bureau Acting Director Ron Jarmin. “We appreciate the public’s patience as Census Bureau staff worked diligently to process this data and ensure it met our quality standards.”
According to the data, from 2010 to 2020, the population of the city of Waukesha in 2010 was 71,223 people and in 2020 it decreased to 71,158. The population of the town of Waukesha has decreased by approximately 2.5%. In 2010, it was 8,668 – to 8,457.
Overall, the United States experienced population growth of 7.4%.
The owner-occupied housing rate from 2015 to 2019 for the city was 58%. The median gross rent for the same period was $944 per month. In the city, the owner-occupied housing rate from 2015 to 2019 was 94% and a median gross rent of $1,002.
“Many counties in metropolitan areas have seen growth, especially those in the south and west. However, as we have seen in our annual population estimates, our country is growing more slowly than before,” said said Marc Perry, senior demographer at the Census Bureau. “This decline is evident at the local level where approximately 52% of counties in the United States saw their 2020 census populations decline from their 2010 census populations.”