Quick Facts

Waupaca at a glance:

  • Located in east-central Wisconsin at the junction of US Highway 10, and State Highways 22, 49 and 54
  • 30 miles east of Stevens Point, 40 miles west of the Fox Cities, and 70 miles west of Green Bay
  • 2 hours from Milwaukee and Madison
  • 4 hours from Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Area home to famous 22 spring-fed Chain O’ Lakes
  • 2 spring-fed lakes within the City limits
  • 2 Class II trout streams in the City; 38 total trout streams in Waupaca County
  • 38 miles from commercial air service (Outagamie County Regional Airport)
  • Corporate and general aviation services available at the Waupaca Municipal Airport
  • Residential population (2012 estimate): 6,047
  • Service area population: 15,000
  • Seasonal population (estimate):  30,000
  • Businesses: 600+
  • Land area: 6 square miles
  • Land use: residential (18%), commercial/industrial (11%) open space/parks (45%), Water (6%), Transportation (17%), Other (3%)
  • Extensive municipal recreation facilities for nature, arts, and sports enthusiasts
  • Year-round special events programming for entertainment and recreation