Whitewater, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 14,540 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.2%
 
Males: 7,477  (51.4%)
Females: 7,063  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

21.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53190.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,795 (it was $31,793 in 2000)
Whitewater:

$32,795
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,097 (it was $13,965 in 2000)

Whitewater city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,794 (it was $112,000 in 2000)
Whitewater:

$173,794
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $258,887; detached houses: $274,962; townhouses or other attached units: $187,903; in 2-unit structures: $183,849; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $196,938; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,876; mobile homes: $82,539

Median gross rent in 2017: $702.

March 2019 cost of living index in Whitewater: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 40.2%
(40.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 88.5% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.2% for American Indian residents, 61.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.7% for other race residents, 15.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Whitewater, WI (2017)
    • 12,05181.5%White alone
    • 1,4539.8%Hispanic
    • 4713.2%Two or more races
    • 3002.0%Black alone
    • 2691.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1481.0%Asian alone
    • 840.6%Other race alone
    • 200.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 61 registered sex offenders living in Whitewater, Wisconsin as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Whitewater is 244 to 1.


Crime rates in Whitewater by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(21.0)
11
(76.6)
9
(63.6)
3
(21.2)
2
(13.9)
2
(14.1)
4
(27.7)
5
(33.8)
5
(34.4)
2
(13.5)
5
(32.9)
11
(74.6)
11
(75.7)
8
(54.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(21.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
3
(21.2)
3
(20.9)
3
(21.1)
3
(20.8)
1
(6.8)
6
(41.3)
4
(27.0)
3
(19.7)
4
(27.1)
2
(13.8)
3
(20.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(77.0)
14
(97.5)
9
(63.6)
14
(99.1)
13
(90.4)
14
(98.5)
12
(83.0)
11
(74.3)
20
(137.5)
12
(81.0)
15
(98.7)
12
(81.3)
17
(116.9)
13
(89.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
33
(231.0)
46
(320.3)
74
(523.1)
51
(361.1)
57
(396.4)
42
(295.5)
58
(401.3)
44
(297.2)
40
(275.1)
43
(290.1)
42
(276.2)
34
(230.5)
31
(213.2)
20
(137.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
245
(1,715)
229
(1,594)
240
(1,696)
262
(1,855)
299
(2,079)
293
(2,062)
255
(1,764)
219
(1,479)
197
(1,355)
227
(1,532)
197
(1,296)
157
(1,064)
164
(1,128)
74
(508.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(49.0)
6
(41.8)
3
(21.2)
8
(56.6)
7
(48.7)
4
(28.1)
6
(41.5)
2
(13.5)
5
(34.4)
5
(33.7)
3
(19.7)
10
(67.8)
5
(34.4)
10
(68.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(7.0)
1
(7.0)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
2
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)127.2170.3171.9147.2150.3142.7147.0124.9143.6119.4124.7161.7150.8103.4

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City-data.com crime index in Whitewater, WI

Crime rate in Whitewater detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 32 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (32.7%), Irish (7.6%), Polish (5.4%), Italian (3.7%), American (3.2%), Norwegian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1885

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 6.99 square miles.

Population density: 2,081 people per square mile   (low).

Whitewater, Wisconsin map

801 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

This city:

5.4%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,113 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,747 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (17.7 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (37.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (87.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cold Spring, WI (1.4 miles ),
Hebron, WI (2.6 miles ),
Koshkonong, WI (2.6 miles ),
Lake Lorraine, WI (2.7 miles ),
Richmond, WI (2.8 miles ),
Palmyra, WI (2.8 miles ),
Fort Atkinson, WI (2.9 miles ),
La Grange, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 88.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +612 (+4.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,064 (50.4%)

Area code: 262

Distribution of median household income in Whitewater, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Whitewater, WI in 2017
Whitewater satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2005: 50 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $260,000
  • 2015: 16 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $151,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Whitewater, WI residents
Average permit cost in Whitewater, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Whitewater, WI
Historical housing units in Whitewater, WI
Most common industries in Whitewater, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (21.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.6%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (19.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Machinery (3.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.1%)
  • Truck transportation (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.6%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Whitewater, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.0%)

Average climate in Whitewater, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Whitewater, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.6. This is about average.

City:

64.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Whitewater-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Whitewater city center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whitewater-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 306.4 miles away from Whitewater 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 95.5 miles away from Whitewater 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 281.2 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 339.1 miles away from Whitewater 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 305.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 295.4 miles away from Whitewater 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 Walworth County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whitewater topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Whitewater:

  • LUTH SOC SVC HOME CARE (417 WEST MAIN ST)
  • FAIRHAVEN CORP (435 W STARIN RD)
  • FAIRHAVEN CORPORATION (435 STARIN RD)

Airports located in Whitewater:

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Amtrak stations near Whitewater:

  • 16 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)

College/University in Whitewater:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Full-time enrollment: 11,124; Location: 800 W Main St; Public; Website: www.uww.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Whitewater:

  • Carroll University (about 29 miles; Waukesha, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,313)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 30 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 36 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 37 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 38 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 38 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Edgewood College (about 39 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)

Public high schools in Whitewater:

Private high school in Whitewater:

  • KETTLE MORAINE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 33, Location: 505 S WISCONSIN ST, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Whitewater:

  • WHITEWATER MIDDLE (Students: 441, Location: 401 S ELIZABETH ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 291, Location: W8363 R AND W TOWNLINE RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • LINCOLN INQUIRY CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 242 S PRINCE ST, Grades: PK-5, Charter school)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY (Location: 506 E MAIN ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Whitewater

Library in Whitewater:

  • IRVIN L. YOUNG MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $870,858; Location: 431 W. CENTER ST.; 80,560 books; 8,825 e-books; 10,084 audio materials; 8,028 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 214 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Whitewater: Perkins Stadium (A), Williams Center (B), Wells Residence Hall (C), Wellers Hall (D), Tutt Hall (E), Knilans Hall (F), Esker Dining Hall (G), Whitewater Fire Department and Rescue Squad (H), Young Auditorium (I), Winther Hall (J), Whitewater Historical Society Museum (K), Whitewater City Hall (L), White Hall (M), Veterans Memorial Building (N), Upham Hall (O), University Center (P), Sayles Hall (Q), Salisbury Hall (R), Roseman Hall (S), Moraine Bookstore (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Whitewater include: Whitewater Baptist Church (A), Whitewater Bible Church (B), University Lutheran Church (C), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (D), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (E), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), First English Lutheran Church (H), Congregational United Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Cravath Lake (A), Cravath Lake 27.5 (B), Tripp Lake 12.0 (C), Tripp Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Whitewater include: Trippe Lake Park (1), Starin Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Amerihost Inn & Suites (1355 West Main Street), Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast (328 West Main Street), Amerihost Inn Whitewater (1355 W Main St), Guitar Gallery (W5666 US Highway 12).

Court: Whitewater City - Administration-City Hall- Court Clerk- City Treasurer- Finance Dire (312 West Whitewater Street).

Birthplace of: Edward S. Curtis - A photographer of the West and of Native people, Elaine Roe - Soilder, Thomas Hulce - (born 1953), actor.

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

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

SCENIC RIDGE LLC TOP OF HILL WELL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-06-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2005)
THE CHALET (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-20-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2011), St Public Notif issued (JAN-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-10-2011)
SCENIC RIDGE LLC BASEMENT HOUSE WELL (Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUN-03-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUN-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2011)
SCENIC RIDGE LLC OUTSIDE OF STORE WELL (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-18-2006), St Boil Water Order (MAY-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NORTH LIMA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2010), St Boil Water Order (NOV-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2010)

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

  • SPRING CREEK GOLF CENTER (Population served: 154, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LONE STAR INN (Population served: 122, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITEWATER COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCENIC RIDGE LLC CAMPGROUND PLAYGROUND & SOUTH SITES (Population served: 27, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

37.4%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
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 Whitewater in 2010:

  • 3,406 people in college/university student housing
  • 92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 45 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Whitewater in 2000:

  • 3,424 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Whitewater (2011 data):

  • First Citizens State Bank: 1058 W Main St Branch, Mulberry Glen Retirement Community B, at 207 West Main Street, Fairhaven Retirement Community Branc, Messenger Service At Whitewater, Whitewater Lake Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $247.5 mil, Deposits: $200.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Whitewater Bancorp., Inc.
  • Commercial Bank: West Towne Branch, at 200 South Fremont Street, Walk-In Facility. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $101.1 mil, Deposits: $89.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Bancshares, Inc.
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Whitewater Branch at 219 Center 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

For population 15 years and over in Whitewater:

Marital status in Whitewater, WI
  • Never married: 70.8%
  • Now married: 20.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

For population 25 years and over in Whitewater:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Whitewater
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whitewater, WI (based on Walworth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,8688
Evangelical Protestant13,45151
Mainline Protestant10,56340
Other5845
Black Protestant1221
None57,640-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
This county:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Walworth County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Walworth County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Here:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Here:

10.97 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.8%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Walworth County:

25.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Walworth County:

15.0%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Whitewater:

46.4%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.5%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Whitewater:

27.3
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.4%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Whitewater:

13.9%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Whitewater:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

25.3%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

57.0%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Whitewater:

81.1%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whitewater, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 21$131,254$75,0020$0
Police - Other 10$36,212$43,4543$4,373
Streets and Highways 9$40,214$53,6191$443
Sewerage 8$36,890$55,3352$2,119
Other Government Administration 7$34,955$59,9238$5,066
Financial Administration 5$24,131$57,9140$0
Local Libraries 5$21,341$51,21811$15,724
Parks and Recreation 5$23,195$55,66824$7,208
Water Supply 4$20,378$61,1340$0
Other and Unallocable 2$8,698$52,1886$2,515
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,494$41,9280$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$8,348
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 77$380,762$59,34059$45,796

Whitewater government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $247,000 ($16.99)
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $351,000 ($24.14)
    General Public Buildings: $227,000 ($15.61)
    General - Other: $194,000 ($13.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $182,000 ($12.52)
    Health - Other: $31,000 ($2.13)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($0.96)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,408,000 ($234.39)
    Sewerage: $2,619,000 ($180.12)
    Regular Highways: $1,494,000 ($102.75)
    Water Utilities: $1,311,000 ($90.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $731,000 ($50.28)
    Libraries: $712,000 ($48.97)
    Health - Other: $584,000 ($40.17)
    Central Staff Services: $393,000 ($27.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $389,000 ($26.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $387,000 ($26.62)
    Natural Resources - Other: $237,000 ($16.30)
    Financial Administration: $226,000 ($15.54)
    General - Other: $194,000 ($13.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $170,000 ($11.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000 ($9.77)
    Transit Utilities: $139,000 ($9.56)
    General Public Buildings: $59,000 ($4.06)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.28)
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000 ($0.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $882,000 ($60.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $234,000 ($16.09)
    Regular Highways: $88,000 ($6.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($0.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,769,000 ($396.77)

Whitewater government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,853,000 ($127.44)
    Other: $616,000 ($42.37)
    Regular Highways: $364,000 ($25.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000 ($16.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $152,000 ($10.45)
    Highways: $90,000 ($6.19)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $326,000 ($22.42)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($2.13)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $397,000 ($27.30)
    General Revenue - Other: $75,000 ($5.16)
    Rents: $48,000 ($3.30)
    Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($1.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000 ($1.10)
    Special Assessments: $12,000 ($0.83)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($0.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,492,000 ($102.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,352,000 ($230.54)
    Other: $1,801,000 ($123.87)
    Highways: $715,000 ($49.17)
    Sewerage: $391,000 ($26.89)
    Education: $114,000 ($7.84)
  • Tax - Property: $4,800,000 ($330.12)
    Other: $446,000 ($30.67)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $138,000 ($9.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $68,000 ($4.68)
    Other License: $66,000 ($4.54)

Whitewater government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,650,000 ($1695.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,980,000 ($1511.69)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,858,000 ($334.11)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,300,000 ($295.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,670,000 ($183.63)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $558,000 ($38.38)

Whitewater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,363,000 ($919.05)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $453,000 ($31.16)

6.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Waukesha County, WI  0.67% ($60,960 average AGI)
from Racine County, WI  0.63% ($49,506)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.56% ($50,610)


7.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Waukesha County, WI  0.67% ($52,026 average AGI)
to Rock County, WI  0.60% ($37,942)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.58% ($39,101)
Businesses in Whitewater, WI
NameCountNameCount
Baymont Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
DHL1SAS Shoes1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul1
Maurices1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS1
New Balance1Walgreens1
Nike3Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitewater:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFAW (940 AM; 1 kW; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitewater:

  • WSUW (91.7 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS.)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WLKG (96.1 FM; LAKE GENEVA, WI; Owner: CTJ COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Whitewater:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTAS-LP (Channel 43; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WAUKESHA TOWER ASSOCIATES)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Whitewater fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 23.5mTotal length
  • 59,146Total average daily traffic
  • 40,240Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Whitewater, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 41980-1989
  • 92000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Whitewater, WI

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 50. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 125 took place in 2015, and the least - 3 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Whitewater, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (58.0%), and Outside Fires (27.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Whitewater, WI
    • 46458.0%Structure Fires
    • 22227.8%Outside Fires
    • 799.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 354.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whitewater, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Whitewater, Wisconsin:

  • Super 8, 917 E Milwaukee St, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190 , Phone: (262) 472-0400, Fax: (262) 472-0404
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1355 W Main St, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190 , Phone: (262) 472-9440, Fax: (262) 472-9404
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Whitewater, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Whitewater, WI
  • 83.8%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Whitewater, WI
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 42.7%Electricity
  • 2.5%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Whitewater compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Whitewater on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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