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Overview

Introduction to Waupun, Wisconsin

Waupun, Wisconsin, in Dodge county, is 28 miles S of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and 58 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city has a population of 10,718.

Waupun History

Waupun was first settled in 1839, after being founded by Seymour Wilcox. The city derived its name from an Indian term meaning "dawn." A state prison was established here in 1851. The Rock River Valley Railroad entered the city in the mid 1800s. With the arrival of railroad, Waupun became a prosperous center of commerce and industry.

Waupun and nearby Attractions

  • Waupun Heritage Museum
  • Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
  • Marsh Haven Nature Center
  • Ripon Historical Museum
  • Derge County Park
  • Pabst House

Things To Do In Waupun

Local parks include the Meadow View Heights Park, Dodge Park, McCune Park, Wilcox Park, Tanner Park, Zoellner Park, West End Park and Shaler Park. The Marsh Haven Nature Center is also a popular local attraction. The Waupun Heritage Museum provides insight into the history of the area. Local churches include the Union Congregational Church, the Waupun Assembly of God Church and the Pella Lutheran Church. Te Derge County Park and the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge are accessible from Waupun as well.

Waupun Transportation

Wittman Regional Airport is nearby.

Waupun Higher Education

The Moraine Park Technical College, the Waukesha County Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh are some of the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,277
Male Share of the Population56.1%
Female Share of the Population43.9%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+4,635
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.7%
Median Earnings25+$37,293
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,556
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,055
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$694
Median House Value$121,600

Ancestry

German44.5%
Dutch21.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.1%
Irish7.3%
Italian4.8%
Polish4.5%
Norwegian4.5%
English4.3%
French Except Basque2.9%
Swedish1.6%
Czech1%
Finnish0.8%
Danishn0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
African0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Waupun Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dodge County
Standard Zip Codes53963
Phone Area Codes920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.63
Approximate Longitude-88.73

Waupun Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBEAVER DAM
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches
StationHORICON
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip33 inches
StationHARTFORD 2 W
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beaver Dam16,346$59,500
Brandon902$74,464
Brownsville594$86,500
Fairwater354$72,500
Fox Lake1,724$54,125
Oakfield1,039$77,589

Waupun Public Libraries

Waupun Public Library
123 S. FOREST ST.
Waupun, Wisconsin
(920) 324-7925

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Waupun Hospitals

Waupun Mem Hsptl
(Non-profit)
620 W Brown St
(920) 324-6530

Waupun Public Schools

John C Burke Correctional Center
900 S Madison St
ZIP: 53963
(920) 324-3460
High
Meadow View Primary
601 Grandview Ave
ZIP: 53963
(920) 324-3361
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Rock River Intermediate
451 E Spring St
ZIP: 53963
(920) 324-9322
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Waupun Area Junior High
801 E Lincoln St
ZIP: 53963
(920) 324-5591
Middle
Total Enrollment 259
Waupun Area Senior High
801 E Lincoln St
ZIP: 53963
(920) 324-5591
High
Total Enrollment 557
Waupun Correctional Institution
200 S Madison St
ZIP: 53963
(920) 324-7231
High
Total Enrollment 6

Waupun Private Schools

Central Wisconsin Christian Schools Pk-12
301 Fox Lake Rd
ZIP: 53963
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 264
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