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Frequently Asked Questions
When were prices and availability in Waukesha, WI last updated?
Prices and availability in Waukesha, WI were last updated on 22 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Waukesha, WI?
The average rent in Waukesha, WI is $1,162. Start your search for apartments in Waukesha, WI now.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Waukesha, WI?
The price range for a studio apartment in Waukesha, WI is between $865 and $1,525. View all studio apartments in Waukesha, WI.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Waukesha, WI?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Waukesha, WI is between $945 and $1,740. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Waukesha, WI now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Waukesha, WI?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Waukesha, WI is between $1,035 and $2,315. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Waukesha, WI.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Waukesha, WI?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Waukesha, WI is between $1,615 and $1,865. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Waukesha, WI.
Living in Waukesha, WI
Waukesha is a suburb of Milwaukee and one of the most picturesque small towns in Wisconsin that has quite a bit of down-home charm. For Waukesha renters who work in Milwaukee’s downtown district, it’s only a 25-minute drive via Interstate 94 East. The overall vibe to the town is a great renting spot for families and singles who love nice parks, plenty of services and nice restaurants, as well as access to shops and bars along the Fox River waterfront. The downtown has lots of historic charm but is still hip and new, attracting younger renters. Waukesha experiences all four seasons, with plenty of snow and cold in the winter and mild yet warm temperatures in the lower 80s during the summer.
Waukesha, WI Demographics
- Total Population72,412
Female 35,047Male 37,365
- Median Age36.1
Waukesha, WI has a population of 72,412 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,365 of Waukesha’s residents are women and 35,047 are men. The median age of those who live in Waukesha, WI is 36.1.
Average Rent in Waukesha, WI
- Waukesha, WI Average Rental Price, April 2022 $1,162 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Waukesha, WI is $1,162.
Waukesha, WI Apartment Rent Ranges
About 63% of apartment rents in Waukesha, WI range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 9% of apartments. Around 23% of Waukesha’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 4% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.
Waukesha, WI Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Waukesha, WI is $1,162.
Shopping in Waukesha, WI
In order to soak up all the local town’s charm, Waukesha renters head downtown to stroll the area where vast murals and public art installation liven up the sidewalks. The boutiques feature vintage finds, clothing and home accessories. There are three main shopping plazas around town: The Shoppes at Fox River, Westbrook Shopping Center and Fox Run Shopping Center. With no indoor traditional mall available in Waukesha, it’s easy for renters to journey over to a mall just 10 minutes away to visit Brookfield Square near Interstate 94 with over 100 stores, restaurants and a movie theater. For grocery shopping, Waukesha renters’ top choices are Woodman’s Food Mart, Meijer, Sendik’s Food Mart and a Pick ‘n Save. There is also a Walmart Supercenter and a Target in Waukesha.
Transportation in Waukesha, WI
Waukesha is not very walkable, so renters use their cars to get around. Alternatively, ridesharing operators like Uber and Lyft are available in the area. As for public transportation, the Waukesha Metro Transit goes all throughout the city and into Milwaukee for renters who commute without a vehicle. Interstate 94, U.S. Route 18 and Wisconsin Highway 59 (or State Trunk Highway) are all major thoroughfares that go in and out of Waukesha. For air travel, it’s easy to get to Waukesha County Airport, located just 2 miles away. For more expansive travel internationally and domestically, renters go to the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, which is a 30-minute ride away.
Waukesha, WI Households
- Total Number of Households29,406
Family 17,692Non-family 11,714
Children 8,734No Children 20,672
- Average People Per Household2.37
- Median Household Income$65,260
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,093
According to U.S. Census data, there are 29,406 households in Waukesha, WI. 17,692 are family households and 11,714 are non-family households. There are 8,734 households with children in Waukesha and 20,672 households without children. On average, about 2.37 people live in a household in Waukesha, WI. The median income of a Waukesha household living in Waukesha is $65,260 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,093.
Waukesha, WI Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Waukesha, WI is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 29% completed some high school, 25% partially completed college, 9% have an Associate Degree, 23% have a Bachelor Degree, and 10% have a Graduate Degree.
Renting in Waukesha, WI
More people own their homes than rent in the town of Waukesha, but there are some upscale and affordable rental communities sprinkled throughout the area. In addition, rents here tend to be significantly more affordable than in many places around the U.S. For renters who commute into Milwaukee for work, one of the best draws to living in Waukesha is the public school system, which is above average and run by the School District of Waukesha. Fox River Park and the Waukesha Farmers Market are two attractions in the town that many people go to each week. Most rental apartments in Waukesha are in two- and three-story buildings with lovely landscaping and amenities like fitness centers, pools open during the summer, dog parks and grilling stations. There are also some larger townhomes that have patios and more bedrooms for renters looking for more space.
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