- Waunakee, Wisconsin
official_name = Waunakee, Wisconsin
settlement_type = Village
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Waunakee, Wisconsin
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 15.4
area_land_km2 = 15.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 6.0
area_land_sq_mi = 6.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 8995
population_density_km2 = 583.0
population_density_sq_mi = 1509.9
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 283
elevation_ft = 928
latd = 43 |latm = 11 |lats = 14 |latNS = N
longd = 89 |longm = 27 |longs = 8 |longEW = W
Waunakee is a village in Dane County,
Wisconsin, United States. The population was 8,995 at the 2000 census. A 2004 estimate places the population at 10,002. Waunakee bills itself as "the only Waunakee in the World".
Waunakee is located at coor dms|43|11|14|N|89|27|8|W|city (43.187253, -89.452244)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.4 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,995 people, 3,203 households, and 2,379 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 1,509.9 people per square mile (582.7/km²). There were 3,295 housing units at an average density of 553.1/sq mi (213.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.07% White, 0.36% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.
There are 3,203 households out of which 46.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the village the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $59,225, and the median income for a family was $67,894. Males had a median income of $45,053 versus $30,163 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $25,952. About 0.4% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.
Established housing developments include Sixmile Creek, Southbridge, and Carriage Ridge among others. Waunakee also added a local Village Center in 2006 that acts as a central nucleus for the community by offering a fitness center, meeting rooms, and a gymnasium.
Waunakee Community School District: [http://www.waunakee.k12.wi.us]
*Arboretum Elementary School
*Heritage Elementary School
*Prairie Elementary School
Waunakee High School
*Waunakee Intermediate School
*Waunakee Middle SchoolSt. John the Baptist School, Waunakee's Roman Catholic elementary school [http://www.stjb.org/school/school.htm]
Robert Campbell Reeve, founder of Reeve Aleutian Airways
J.B. Van Hollen, Attorney Generalof Wisconsin
* [http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/ Village of Waunakee]
* [http://www.waunakeetribune.com/ Waunakee Tribune newspaper]
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