Waunakee is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 14,950 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waunakee is the 60th 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 90.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waunakee is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waunakee who work in management occupations (21.50%), business and financial occupations (9.49%), and healthcare (9.35%).
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.
Of important note, Waunakee is also a village of artists. Waunakee has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Waunakee’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.89% 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.
Because of many things, Waunakee is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Waunakee a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Waunakee has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Waunakee’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Waunakee is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
If knowledge is power, Waunakee is a pretty powerful place. 57.19% of the adults in Waunakee have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Waunakee in 2018 was $49,549, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,196 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, Italian, Norwegian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Waunakee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.