Waukesha (/ˈwɔːkɨʃɔː/ WAW-kə-shaw) is a city in and the county seat of Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The population was 70,718 at the 2010 census, making it the largest community in the county and seventh largest in the state. The city is adjacent to the Town of Waukesha.
In 2013 and 2012, Gibson Guitar Corporation designated Waukesha for their nationally acclaimed “GuitarTown” arts project. In 2012, Money magazine ranked Waukesha one of the “100 Best Places to Live,” in the United States. In 2012 and 2011, America’s Promise Alliance ranked Waukesha one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” in the United States. In 2011, the National Recreation and Park Association granted Waukesha their “Gold Medal Award.” In 2011 the Wisconsin Library Association designated Waukesha’s Public Library as the “Wisconsin Library of the Year.”