Waunakee, WI Population

Population: 8,995. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,360 (+15.2% change)
Males: 4,377 (48.7%), Females: 4,618 (51.3%)

Dane County

Zip code: 53597

Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $59,225
Median house value: $175,300

Races in Waunakee:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (50.1%), Irish (15.5%), Norwegian (13.1%), English (7.1%), United States (5.1%), Polish (3.7%).

Elevation: 925 feet

Land area: 6.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Waunakee

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 32.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waunakee village

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +3,008 (+50.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Waunakee:

  • UNIV OF WI HOSPITALS/CLINICS AUTHORITY (about 8 miles; MADISON, WI)
  • MENDOTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (about 9 miles; MADISON, WI)
  • MERITER HOSPITAL INC (about 10 miles; MADISON, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waunakee:

  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 10 miles; MADISON, WI; Abbreviation: MSN)
  • ROCK CO (about 49 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 74 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waunakee:

Amtrak station near Waunakee:

  • 9 miles: MADISON (800 LANGDON ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waunakee:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 9 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 9 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 9 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 56 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,493)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 75 miles; FOND DU LAC, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,037)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE (about 78 miles; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,045)

Schools

Public high school in Waunakee:

  • WAUNAKEE HI (Students: 951; Location: 100 SCHOOL DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Waunakee:

  • WAUNAKEE PRAIRIE EL (Students: 634; Location: 700 N MADISON ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • WAUNAKEE MID (Students: 504; Location: 1001 SOUTH ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WAUNAKEE INTERMEDIATE (Students: 472; Location: 303 SOUTH ST; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • WAUNAKEE HERITAGE EL (Students: 466; Location: 501 SOUTH ST; Grades: PK – 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Waunakee:

  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST ELEMENTARY (Students: 275; Location: 114 E THIRD ST; Grades: PK – 6)
  • MADISON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 81; Location: 5606 RIVER ROAD; Grades: PK – 5)

Libraries

Library in Waunakee:

  • WAUNAKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $457,605; Location: 710 SOUTH ST.; 46,487 books; 2,295 audio materials; 2,052 video materials; 289 serial subscriptions)