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The 2000 Census showed that Waupaca County had a population of 51,731 people. This represented 0.96% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 27th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Waupaca had a population of 51,665 people. This is a decrease of 0.13% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201052,410+1.31%+1.44% since 2009
200951,665-0.13%-0.38% since 2008
200851,863+0.26%-0.32% since 2007
200551,991+0.5%-0.38% since 2004
200452,187+0.88%-0.11% since 2003
200352,242+0.99%+0.13% since 2002
200252,176+0.86%+0.37% since 2001
200151,984+0.49%+0.49% since 2000
200051,731The Last Census

Waupaca County had 22,508 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Waupaca County has a total area<3> of 765 square miles [1,982 km²]. Of this total, 751 square miles [1,945 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.86%) being water (14.24 square miles [36.87 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Waupaca County had a population density of 68.9 people per square mile [26.59 people/km²], making it the state's 25th most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Waupaca County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Waupaca and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Waupaca County QuickFact (QF-55135).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Waupaca County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
New LondonQF-55569256,8597,085-3.19%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Waupaca County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
MarathonQF-55073   NW131,612125,8344.59%
OutagamieQF-55087   E177,155160,97110.05%
PortageQF-55097   W69,17667,1822.97%
ShawanoQF-55115   N41,16640,6641.23%
WausharaQF-55137   SW24,60623,1546.27%
WinnebagoQF-55139   SE163,370156,7634.21%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Waupaca. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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