Waunakee, WI
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Waunakee is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 13,755 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waunakee is the 68th largest community in Wisconsin.

Waunakee real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Waunakee house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Waunakee is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waunakee is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waunakee who work in sales jobs (16.04%), management occupations (15.34%), and office and administrative support (11.22%).

Also of interest is that Waunakee has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.30% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Waunakee is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Waunakee’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Waunakee. 52.38% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Waunakee in 2010 was $41,694, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,776 for a family of four.

The people who call Waunakee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waunakee residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Waunakee include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Waunakee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.