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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Waupaca is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 5,942. Waupaca is in Waupaca County. Living in Waupaca offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Waupaca and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Waupaca are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$677
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Waupaca Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    135
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    219.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,055.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Waupaca

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,932
National
$55,322

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Waupaca Reviews

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There are plenty of summer activities, and the education system is great! I have lived here my entire life, and have not had any issues with crime or anything else. It is a great town to raise your family in.
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Waupaca is one of those small towns that I think we all know about. The kind that, without that one big factory or manufacturing facility, it simply would not exist. In this case, it's the Waupaca Foundry. You either work for the foundry, grinding away in hazardous conditions for upwards of 70 hours a week, raking in the money, but simply having no time or energy to do anything for yourself with that money, or you are a member of the younger generation that wants something more for their lives and is desperately trying to escape that life.
I love Waupaca. I have been here for the majority of my life and I think it has been a great place to grow up. It is a small enough town to be able to build connections and feel like you are apart of the community, but it is big enough to be able to meet new people and learn new things. There isn't a whole lot to do in the winter in Waupaca if you are a student, but once summer comes, businesses open up and there are countless opportunities for people of all ages.