Waunakee, Wisconsin

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
—  Village  —
Downtown Waunakee on Wisconsin Highway 19
Location of Waunakee, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°11′14″N 89°27′8″W / 43.18722°N 89.45222°W / 43.18722; -89.45222Coordinates: 43°11′14″N 89°27′8″W / 43.18722°N 89.45222°W / 43.18722; -89.45222
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyDane
Area
 • Total6.0 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Land6.0 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]928 ft (283 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total12,097
 • Density1,509.9/sq mi (583.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-84350[2]
GNIS feature ID1576318[1]
 
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Waunakee, Wisconsin
—  Village  —
Downtown Waunakee on Wisconsin Highway 19
Location of Waunakee, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°11′14″N 89°27′8″W / 43.18722°N 89.45222°W / 43.18722; -89.45222Coordinates: 43°11′14″N 89°27′8″W / 43.18722°N 89.45222°W / 43.18722; -89.45222
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyDane
Area
 • Total6.0 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Land6.0 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]928 ft (283 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total12,097
 • Density1,509.9/sq mi (583.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-84350[2]
GNIS feature ID1576318[1]
Welcome sign for Waunakee

Waunakee (play /wɔːnəˈk/)[3] is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States (est. 1870). The population was 12,097 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area. Waunakee bills itself as "The Only Waunakee in the World." The village was named as #78 in CNN Money's "Top 100 Best Places to Live" for small towns in 2009.[4]

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Geography

Waunakee is located at 43°11′14″N 89°27′8″W / 43.18722°N 89.45222°W / 43.18722; -89.45222 (43.187253, -89.452244).[5]

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.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,995 people, 3,203 households, and 2,379 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,509.9 people per square mile (582.7/km²). There were 3,295 housing units at an average density of 553.1 per square mile (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 income for 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.

Economy

Waunakee added a local Village Center in 2006 that acts as a central nucleus for the community by offering a fitness center, senior center, meeting rooms, and a gymnasium. The Waunakee Business Park is a 160-acre (0.65 km2) business park development that hosts large and small business operations. The Waunakee Airport (FAA ID 6P3) is a privately owned general aviation airport 1-mile (1.6 km) south of the Village center.

Education

Waunakee Community School District:[1]

St. John the Baptist School, Waunakee's Roman Catholic elementary school[2]

Notable people

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