Watertown, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 23,929 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.8%
Males: 11,597  (48.5%)
Females: 12,332  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53094.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,791 (it was $42,562 in 2000)
Watertown:

$49,791
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,324 (it was $18,977 in 2000)

Watertown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $161,036 (it was $109,900 in 2000)
Watertown:

$161,036
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $170,948; Detached houses: $170,148; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,132; In 2-unit structures: $182,017; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $219,823; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $180,792; Mobile homes: $136,133

Median gross rent in 2012: $749.

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  • White alone - 21,851 (91.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1,308 (5.5%)
  • Two or more races - 279 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 180 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 174 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 46 (0.2%)

Races in Watertown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Watertown: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.9%), Irish (7.7%), Polish (5.8%), English (5.6%), Norwegian (5.5%), United States (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1853

Elevation: 823 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,187 people per square mile   (low).

Watertown,WI real estate house value index trend

Watertown, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Watertown:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watertown city:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

703 residents are foreign born (0.3% Asia).

This city:  2.9%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Watertown, Wisconsin as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Watertown to the number of sex offenders is 36 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,305 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,245 (2.1%)

Watertown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waukesha, WI (27.6 miles , pop. 64,825).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (34.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (107.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Emmet, WI (2.0 miles ), Shields, WI (2.3 miles ), Milford, WI (2.5 miles ), Ixonia, WI (2.7 miles ), Lebanon, WI (2.7 miles ), Johnson Creek, WI (2.9 miles ), Clyman, WI (2.9 miles ), Reeseville, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 50 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 1998: 103 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 1999: 87 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2000: 152 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2001: 121 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2002: 91 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2004: 66 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2005: 76 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $205,100
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $143,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.19 N, Longitude: 88.72 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,435 (-6.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,410 (46.0%)

Area code: 920

Watertown household income distribution Watertown home values distribution

Crime rates in Watertown by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 010010000000
per 100,000 0.04.60.00.04.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 355757116771614
per 100,000 14.023.022.831.121.930.548.025.730.330.369.458.4
Robberies 274655576895
per 100,000 9.332.218.326.721.921.821.830.025.934.739.020.9
Assaults 112222352835575359758769
per 100,000 51.3101.1100.4155.6122.7152.6248.9227.1255.1325.2377.1287.9
Burglaries 80891371499767124117977912777
per 100,000 372.8409.2625.3662.4424.9292.1541.5501.4419.4342.5550.5321.3
Thefts 402516438660416363539459384341400386
per 100,000 1873.32372.21999.12934.01822.41582.62353.71967.11660.21478.41733.91610.7
Auto thefts 20282329222318282061210
per 100,000 93.2128.7105.0128.996.4100.378.6120.086.526.052.041.7
Arson 0018N/A85111071465
per 100,000 0.00.082.2N/A35.021.848.042.930.360.726.020.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 138.2199.3183.3248.0174.7159.6242.8206.6193.4192.6265.3209.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Watertown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 50 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Wisconsin average:

2.22
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

Work and jobs in Watertown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Watertown, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Watertown-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1996, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.4 miles away from the Watertown city center injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Watertown-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 330.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.2 miles away from Watertown center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 305.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 329.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 363.5 miles away from Watertown center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 319.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Watertown topographic map

Birthplace of: Joseph E. Davies - Diplomat, Daniel Brandenstein - astronaut, Doris Tetzlaff - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Fred Merkle - Baseball player and coach, Lloyd Kasten - Lexicographer, Mary Lasker - Health activist and founder of Lasker Awards, Meinhardt Raabe - Film actor, Billy Breakenridge - Lawman and author of Helldorado: Bringing the Law to the Mesquite, Edward W. Fehling - Politician, Francis Utley - Folklorist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Watertown:

  • BETHESDA LHS DIERKER OLSON FDD (700 HOFFMANN DR)
  • MARQUARDT HOSPICE (1020 HILL ST)
  • UW HLTH PARTNERS - WATERTOWN REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 125 HOSPITAL DR)
  • PURITY DIALYSIS - WATERTOWN (123 HOSPITAL DR, #1004)
  • WATERTOWN REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR HOME HEALTH (125 HOSPITAL DR)
  • BETHESDA LUTHERAN HOME (700 HOFFMAN DR)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-WATERTOWN (121 HOSPITAL DR)
  • MARQUARDT MEMORIAL MANOR (1020 HILL ST)
  • WELBOURNE HALL RCF (1301 E MAIN ST)

Airports located in Watertown:

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Amtrak station near Watertown:

  • 18 miles: COLUMBUS (359 LUDINGTON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

College/University in Watertown:

  • Maranatha Baptist University (Full-time enrollment: 928; Location: 745 West Main Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mbbc.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watertown:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 25 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 11,124)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 25 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • Carroll University (about 29 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,313)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 29 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 31 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 36 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 36 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)

Public high school in Watertown:

  • Watertown Hi (Students: 1314; Location: 825 Endeavour Dr; Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Watertown:

  • LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 1300 WESTERN AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MARANATHA BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 82; Location: 745 W MAIN ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Watertown:

  • Riverside Mid (Students: 791; Location: 131 Hall St; Grades: 6-8)
  • Douglas El (Students: 545; Location: 1101 Prospect St; Grades: KG-5)
  • Webster El (Students: 448; Location: 634 S 12th St; Grades: PK-5)
  • Schurz El (Students: 329; Location: 1508 Neenah St; Grades: PK-5)
  • Watertown 4 Kids (Students: 247; Location: 111 Dodge St; Grades: KG)
  • Lincoln El (Students: 160; Location: 210 N Montgomery St; Grades: PK-2)
  • Lebanon El (Students: 55; Location: W4712 County Rd O; Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Watertown:

  • ST MARKS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 705 E CADY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 317 N SIXTH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST HENRY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 154; Location: 300 E CADY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY-ST LUKES LUTHERAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 801 S 5TH ST; Grades: PK - 4)
  • ST BERNARD SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 111 S MONTGOMERY ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 792 MILFORD ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TRINITY-ST LUKES LUTHERAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 303 CLARK ST; Grades: 5 - 8)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 1611 E MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LEBANON LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: N534 COUNTY ROAD R; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 626 MILFORD ST; Grades: PK - 7)
See full list of schools located in Watertown

Library in Watertown:

  • WATERTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $898,674; Location: 100 S. WATER ST.; 104,057 books; 8,825 e-books; 12,467 audio materials; 6,215 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 234 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Watertown is split between two counties. Jefferson as noted and Dodge.
  • LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 561; Location: 1300 WESLEM AVE; Grades: 9 - 12) Change street name to Western Ave. Also add that is is a school of the WELS/Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

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Notable locations in Watertown: Watertown Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Watertown Country Club (B), Watertown Free Public Library (C), Watertown City Hall (D), Turner Hall (E), Saint Josephs Home for the Aged (F), Saint Henrys Hall (G), East Hall (H), Bethesda Lutheran Home (I), Flight Care Company (J), Watertown Fire Department (K), Beverly Terrace (L), Marquardt Manor (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Watertown include: Advent Christian Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), First Congregational United Church of Christ (E), First Reformed Church (F), Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (G), Moravian Church (H), Saint Bernards Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Immanuel Cemetery (2), Saint Bernard Cemetery (3), Saint Henry Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Silver Creek Pond (A), Lake Victoria (B), Heiden Pond (C), 951 Reservoir (D), Watertown Millpond 971 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Silver Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Watertown include: Fannie P Lewis Park (1), Riverside Park (2), Spaulding Street Park (3), Timothy Johnson Park (4), Lincoln Park (5), Clay Park (6), East Water Street Playlot (7), Main Street Commercial Historic District (8), Memorial Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Jefferson County Head Start (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 415 South 8th Street), Octagon House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 919 Charles Street).

Hotels: Econo Lodge Watertown (700 East Main Street), Carlton House Apartment Hotel (115 South 1st Street), Econo Lodge (700 E Main St), Candle-Glo Motel (1200 North 4th Street), Flags Inn Motel (N627 State Road 26).

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 85.0. This is about average.

City:

85.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.140. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.140
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.480. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.480
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.89
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.0106. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0106
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown and their reported violations in the past:

RIVER BEND RESORT (Population served: 370, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-24-2010), St Boil Water Order (MAY-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-24-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-28-2010)
HIDDEN MEADOWS WELLS 2 & 4 (Address: W4390 HWY CW , Population served: 199, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-01-2008 and JUN-25-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-01-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2013), St Other (MAR-04-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed PAO issued (MAY-02-1994), Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-1995), Fed FAO issued (DEC-11-1995)
  • 27 regular monitoring violations
HIDDEN MEADOWS WELL 3 (Address: W4390 HWY CW , Population served: 124, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2013), St Other (MAR-04-2013)
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
WATERTOWN COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 107, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-1993), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1993), Fed PAO issued (MAR-23-1994), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-1994), Fed PAO issued (MAY-23-1994)
ST MARKS EV LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown that have no violations reported:

  • WINDWOOD OF WATERTOWN (Population served: 208, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SKATE EXPRESS (Population served: 153, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VFW POST 3709 -BEAUDOIN-KOEHLER-DRAEGER (Population served: 130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LINDAS LOOKOUT (Population served: 102, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • REICHERTS ON R (Population served: 78, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STEVES BAR (Population served: 76, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PERNATS OF IXONIA (Population served: 56, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TNT GENTLEMENS CLUB (Population served: 54, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST STEPHENS EV LUTHERAN CHURC (Population served: 51, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST PAULS OF SUGAR ISLAND (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.7%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Black residents, 22.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.5% for American Indian residents, 44.3% for other race residents, 31.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2010:

  • 502 people in college/university student housing
  • 368 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 341 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2000:

  • 409 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 289 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 274 people in nursing homes
  • 93 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 47 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 39 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Watertown, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Watertown compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.

Banks with branches in Watertown (2011 data):

  • ISB Community Bank: Watertown Branch at 109 Oakridge Court, branch established on 1990/12/26; Church Street Branch at 1725 South Church Street, branch established on 1997/01/31. Info updated 2012/02/23: Bank assets: $345.6 mil, Deposits: $312.9 mil, headquarters in Ixonia, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Ixonia Bancshares, Inc.
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Watertown Shopping Center Branch at 633 South Church Street, branch established on 1920/01/01; Watertown Downtown Branch at 600 Main Street, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • Town and Country Bank: Town And Country Bank at 104 West Main Street, branch established on 1913/01/10. Info updated 2009/11/02: Bank assets: $49.5 mil, Deposits: $44.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Partnership Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Watertown Branch at 500 East Main Street, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • State Bank of Reeseville: Watertown Branch at 1312 West Main Street, branch established on 1994/09/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $54.7 mil, Deposits: $46.3 mil, headquarters in Reeseville, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Rw Bancorp., Ltd.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Watertown Branch at 205 North Second Street, branch established on 1854/08/01. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Bank of Lake Mills: Watertown Branch at 400 Bernard Street, branch established on 2010/03/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $185.6 mil, Deposits: $159.5 mil, headquarters in Lake Mills, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Watertown, Wisconsin:

  • Super 8 Motel Watertown, 1728 S Church St, Watertown, WI 53094 , Phone: (920) 261-1188
  • Holiday Inn Express, 100 Aviation Way, Watertown, WI 53094 , Phone: (920) 262-1910
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Watertown, Wisconsin

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Watertown travel time to work - commute Watertown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Watertown city (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.99%
Here: 77.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents37.8%29.2%13.8%5.4%3.1%
Congregations12.5%20.0%12.5%16.3%5.0%
NameLutheran ChurchMoravian Church in America Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents3.0%2.8%1.3%1.2%2.2%
Congregations7.5%5.0%1.3%6.3%13.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Jefferson County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Jefferson County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

9.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.0%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$21,234$50,9622$2,814
Other Government Administration 1$5,849$70,1889$8,579
Judicial and Legal 4$15,416$46,2480$0
Police Protection - Officers 36$182,544$60,8480$0
Police - Other 14$48,017$41,15723$4,565
Firefighters 22$120,169$65,5477$2,398
Fire - Other 1$2,714$32,5680$0
Streets and Highways 28$112,365$48,1560$0
Health 6$27,155$54,3103$4,922
Solid Waste Management 5$18,252$43,8050$0
Sewerage 10$46,802$56,1620$0
Parks and Recreation 10$40,580$48,69621$6,372
Natural Resources 2$8,159$48,9540$0
Water Supply 10$40,815$48,9780$0
Local Libraries 7$24,513$42,02216$13,302
Other and Unallocable 7$26,577$45,5611$438
Totals for Government 168$741,161$52,94082$43,390

Watertown government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,836,000 ($76.73)
    Water Utilities: $1,275,000 ($53.28)
    Sewerage: $755,000 ($31.55)
    General - Other: $207,000 ($8.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000 ($3.97)
    Health - Other: $33,000 ($1.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($1.30)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($0.42)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($0.21)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.17)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,951,000 ($165.11)
    Sewerage: $2,977,000 ($124.41)
    Regular Highways: $2,683,000 ($112.12)
    Water Utilities: $2,543,000 ($106.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,075,000 ($86.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,003,000 ($83.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $953,000 ($39.83)
    Libraries: $839,000 ($35.06)
    Transit Utilities: $660,000 ($27.58)
    General - Other: $603,000 ($25.20)
    Central Staff Services: $485,000 ($20.27)
    Health - Other: $470,000 ($19.64)
    Financial Administration: $295,000 ($12.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $259,000 ($10.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $251,000 ($10.49)
    Natural Resources - Other: $221,000 ($9.24)
    Air Transportation: $94,000 ($3.93)
    General Public Buildings: $90,000 ($3.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $34,000 ($1.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,442,000 ($102.05)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $66,000 ($2.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $300,000 ($12.54)
    Sewerage: $151,000 ($6.31)
    Regular Highways: $101,000 ($4.22)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($0.71)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($0.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,712,000 ($364.08)

Watertown government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,835,000 ($160.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $868,000 ($36.27)
    All Other: $609,000 ($25.45)
    Regular Highways: $95,000 ($3.97)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($0.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $245,000 ($10.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $17,000 ($0.71)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $303,000 ($12.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $693,000 ($28.96)
    Fines and Forfeits: $288,000 ($12.04)
    Sale of Property: $170,000 ($7.10)
    General Revenue, NEC: $79,000 ($3.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000 ($1.71)
    Special Assessments: $30,000 ($1.25)
    Rents: $14,000 ($0.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,401,000 ($142.13)
    Transit Utilities: $235,000 ($9.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,011,000 ($167.62)
    Highways: $1,250,000 ($52.24)
    All Other: $815,000 ($34.06)
  • Tax - Property: $8,375,000 ($349.99)
    Other License: $495,000 ($20.69)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $393,000 ($16.42)
    NEC: $305,000 ($12.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $30,000 ($1.25)

Watertown government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,410,000 ($1312.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,835,000 ($1288.60)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $27,377,000 ($1144.09)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $26,358,000 ($1101.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,600,000 ($150.45)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,025,000 ($126.42)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,221,000 ($51.03)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $202,000 ($8.44)

Watertown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,020,000 ($42.63)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,643,000 ($570.15)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,621,000 ($1196.08)

6.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  1.19% ($37,417 average AGI)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.96% ($38,674)
from Dodge County, WI  0.89% ($32,003)


6.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dodge County, WI  1.07% ($32,875 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  1.03% ($34,501)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.89% ($37,416)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watertown:

  • WTTN (1580 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watertown:

  • W277AC (103.3 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJZI (93.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WMIL-FM (106.1 FM; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBWI-FM (92.5 FM; WEST BEND, WI; Owner: WEST BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLTQ (97.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKTI-FM (94.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WTKM-FM (104.9 FM; HARTFORD, WI; Owner: KETTLE MORAINE B/CTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMDC (98.7 FM; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO PLUS, INC.)
  • WXRO (95.3 FM; BEAVER DAM, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTLX (100.5 FM; COLUMBUS, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Watertown:

  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WTMJ-TV (Channel 4; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVCY-TV (Channel 30; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Watertown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 85 meters (279ft)
Total costs: $3,736,000
Total average daily traffic: 117,550
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,340

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Watertown, WI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Watertown)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Watertown, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Watertown)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 61 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Watertown)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 78
  • Hazardous Condition: 66
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Watertown

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watertown, WI
Most common first names in Watertown, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William17777.0 years
John15475.9 years
Robert11770.5 years
Walter11377.7 years
Arthur10978.3 years
George10777.6 years
Mary10579.3 years
Margaret10178.9 years
Edward10078.7 years
Esther9682.1 years
Most common last names in Watertown, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schultz6677.0 years
Krueger5878.7 years
Schmidt5379.7 years
Miller5175.6 years
Schroeder3979.1 years
Ebert3378.8 years
Uttech3377.5 years
Zastrow3080.6 years
Christian2979.9 years
Weber2879.5 years
Businesses in Watertown, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Applebee's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless1RadioShack1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway3
Ford1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular2
Jimmy John's1UPS3
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets1
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