Waukesha County, Wisconsin
General Info. about
Waukesha County
Population: 377,193
Area: 556 sq. miles
Municipalities: 37
Area Code(s): 414, 262
Time Zone: Central

Romantic history, upscale amenities, and family-friendly activities galore make Waukesha County a destination you'll want to explore again and again.


Waukesha County is an exciting mix of bustling cities, friendly suburbs, and rural landscapes, tucked next door to Milwaukee and just a few hours north of Chicago and south of Green Bay and Appleton. Waukesha County blends metropolitan sophistication with natural beauty and rich history, making it a destination that's an escape from the ordinary.

Founded in the 1800s, you'll find many historical sites and quaint downtown streets, adding to the intrigue and character of Waukesha County. For those who prefer more contemporary entertainment, there's an abundance of shopping, performing arts, delicious restaurants, and recreational activities where you can enjoy the pristine trails and lakes that abound.

There so much more to Waukesha County than meets the eye.