Waunakee is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States (est. 1870). The population was 12,097 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area. Waunakee bills itself as „The Only Waunakee in the World.“
As of the census of 2010, there were 12,097 people, 4,344 households, and 3,316 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,896.1 inhabitants per square mile (732.1/km2).
Waunakee added a local Village Center in 2006 that acts as a central nucleus for the community by offering a fitness center, senior center, meeting rooms, and a gymnasium. Waunakee Business Park is a 160-acre (0.65 km2) business park development that hosts large and small business operations. Recent years have seen redevelopments of downtown along Main Street, including a new streetscape, redone building fronts, a mural, new buildings and apartments, and yearly public art displays.