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Waupun, Wisconsin
—  City  —
Location of Waupun, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°37′54″N 88°44′9″W / 43.63167°N 88.73583°W / 43.63167; -88.73583
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Counties Dodge, Fond du Lac
 - Total 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
 - Land 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 10,718
 - Density 2,906.3/sq mi (1,122.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 53963
FIPS code 55-84425[2]
GNIS feature ID 1576324[1]

Waupun ([ˌwʊ·ˈpʰaⁿːn])[3] is a city in Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 10,718 at the 2000 census. In Fond du Lac County, there is also the Town of Waupun which abuts the city of Waupun.



Waupun is located at 43°37′54″N 88°44′9″W / 43.63167°N 88.73583°W / 43.63167; -88.73583 (43.631577, -88.735835)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,718 people, 3,351 households, and 2,228 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,906.3 people per square mile (1,121.5/km²). There were 3,512 housing units at an average density of 952.3/sq mi (367.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.06% White, 11.81% African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.84% of the population.

There were 3,351 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 150.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 161.2 males.

The median in the city was $40,597, and the median income for a family was $50,820. Males had a median income of $34,795 versus $23,517 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,947. About 4.4% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Correctional Institutions

Waupun is also known as "The Prison City."[5] The Dodge, and Waupun Correctional Institutions are located in Waupun.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
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  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
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