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Workforce
Comparing the Statistics
Waunakee is included in the Madison metropolitan statistical area (MSA), which has a population of 570,025 and a labor force of 341,339. This labor force has grown over 7% since 2001, which is greater than the Wisconsin and U.S. growth rate over that same time period.

Since 1990, the Village of Waunakee has seen a significant growth in population of 97% compared to Madison and the U.S., where growth hovered between 23% and 32% over the same period. This growth has led to a fairly large population in Waunakee compared to surrounding villages. In addition, Waunakee is a village with a fairly low median age of 35.1 years old.

Demographics

Type of Demographic

Waunakee

Madison MSA

United States

Population

11,623

570,025

307,006,550

Population growth (since 1990)

97.1%

31.9%

23.4%

Median age in years old

35.1

36.2

36.8

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009

Hourly Wages
At the same time, median hourly wages for the region are lower than the Wisconsin and national averages.

The Village of Waunakee values labor relations highly and therefore there have not been any work stoppages within the past five years.

Unemployment Rate / Future Job Growth
The unemployment rate in Waunakee is half that of the United States. Furthermore, future job growth is expected to increase at a significantly higher rate than that of the country.
Region Unemployment Rate Future Job Growth
Waunakee 5.2% 30.52%
United States 10.2% 21.68%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010

Contact Information
Contact Village Administrator and Economic Development Director Todd Schmidt for more information.