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Wautoma, Wisconsin
—  City  —
Looking west at downtown Wautoma, Wisconsin
Location of Wautoma, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°4′17″N 89°17′23″W / 44.07139°N 89.28972°W / 44.07139; -89.28972
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waushara
 - Total 2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 - Land 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 - Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation [1] 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,998
 - Density 800.8/sq mi (308.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Wautoma is a city in Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,998 at the 2000 census. Wautoma is the county seat for Waushara County.

The city consists of three noncontiguous areas: one is entirely within the Town of Wautoma, the second is entirely within the Town of Dakota, and the third straddles the boundary between the two towns.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.57%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,998 people, 806 households, and 429 families residing in the city. The population density was 800.8 people per square mile (308.6/km²). There were 877 housing units at an average density of 351.5/sq mi (135.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.04% White, 1.10% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 2.00% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. 7.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 806 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.7% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,723, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $27,546 versus $19,648 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,006. About 5.2% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.


  • WAUH radio broadcasts at 102.3 FM


Wautoma High School won the Division 4 Football Playoffs in Madison in 2008 by beating Big Foot High School.



  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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