Chenequa, Wisconsin

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Chenequa is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 583 at the 2000 census. Chenequa is the second-most wealthy incorporated area in Wisconsin, with an average per-capita income of $86,552.



Chenequa (pronounced "shaniqua") is located at 43°7′24″N 88°22′52″W / 43.12333°N 88.38111°W / 43.12333; -88.38111 (43.123399, -88.381173).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.2 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (24.36%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 583 people, 223 households, and 183 families residing in the village. The population density was 164.5 people per square mile (63.6/km²). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 79.0/sq mi (30.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.77 percent White, 0.34 percent Native American, 0.34 percent Asian, 0.17 percent Pacific Islander, and 1.37 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86 percent of the population.

There were 223 households out of which 30.0 percent had children under age 18 living with them, 78.0 percent were married couples living together, 2.2 percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.5 percent were non-families. 13.9 percent of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7 percent had someone living alone who was 65-years-old or older. The average household size was 2.61 people and the average family size was 2.88 people.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.8 percent under age 18, 4.6 percent from 18-years-old to 24-years-old, 19.0 percent from 25-years-old to 44-years-old, 37.2 percent from 45-years-old to 64-years-old, and 16.3 percent who were 65-years-old or older. The median age was age 48. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $163,428, and the median income for a family was $166,623. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $40,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $86,552. None of the families and 0.5 percent of the population were living below the poverty line, including no one under 18-years-old and none of those over age 64.

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