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Waupaca County, Wisconsin

Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Waupaca County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Waupaca County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1853
Seat Waupaca
Largest city New London
 • Total 765 sq mi (1,981 km2)
 • Land 748 sq mi (1,937 km2)
 • Water 17 sq mi (44 km2), 2.3%
 • (2010) 52,410
 • Density 70/sq mi (27/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.wi.waupaca.cowww

Waupaca County is a

  • Waupaca County
  • Waupaca County History and Genealogical Website

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See also

Ghost towns

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated places




Waupaca County Fairgrounds


  • County board chairman - Dick Koeppen
  • Vice Chair - Jim Loughrin
  • County clerk - Mary Robbins
  • County sheriff - Brad Hardel

County offices


By age, 25.70% of the population was under 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.40 males.

There were 19,863 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 51,731 people, 19,863 households, and 13,884 families residing in the county. The population density was 69 per square mile (27/km2). There were 22,508 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.93% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.1% were of German, 8.5% Norwegian and 6.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.6% spoke English, 1.4% Spanish and 1.3% German as their first language.

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Waupaca County


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 765 square miles (1,980 km2), of which 748 square miles (1,940 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (2.3%) is water.[6]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Government 3
    • County offices 3.1
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Villages 4.2
    • Towns 4.3
    • Census-designated places 4.4
    • Unincorporated communities 4.5
    • Ghost towns 4.6
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

[5][4], a Native American name meaning 'white sand bottom', 'pale water', or 'tomorrow river'.Waupaca River It is named after the [3]

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