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Watertown, WI (Wisconsin) Houses and Residents

Watertown,WI index of house prices

Total population: 23,891 (Urban population: 21,363 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 234 (4 farm, 230 nonfarm))

Houses: 10,197 (9,518 occupied: 5,392 owner occupied, 4,295 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

44%
State:

33%

Housing density: 932 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $117,892.

Median contract rent in 2016: $494 (lower quartile is $380, upper quartile is $603)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $849


Median gross rent in Watertown, WI in 2016: $563

Housing units in Watertown with a mortgage: 3,426 (168 second mortgage, 678 home equity loan, 50 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,955

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $76,152

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $50,566

Median monthly housing costs: $847


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Watertown, Wisconsin Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $151,966 (it was $109,900 in 2000)
Watertown:

$151,966
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $120,701 - $183,224

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $174,535
Here:

$174,535
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,042
Here:

$185,042
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $311,220
Here:

$311,220
State:

$162,149

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $120,371
Here:

$120,371
State:

$204,898
Median year house/condo built: 1964

Median year apartment built: 1968

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,902
  • In family households: 18,879 (3,394 male householders, 2,477 female householders)
    4,435 spouses, 7,097 children (6,486 natural, 138 adopted, 415 stepchildren), 321 grandchildren, 271 brothers or sisters, 140 parents, 139 other relatives, 645 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,027 (1,498 male householders (1,307 living alone)), 2,128 female householders (2,140 living alone)), 396 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 998

Size of family households: 2,504 2-persons, 1,571 3-persons, 1,070 4-persons, 455 5-persons, 163 6-persons, 92 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,444 1-person, 217 2-persons, 63 3-persons.

3,600 married couples with children.
1,757 single-parent households (1,048 men, 709 women).

93.7% of residents of Watertown speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (18% speak English very well, 80% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 447 (1.9%)
(46.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Watertown, Wisconsin:

  • 7no bedroom
  • 491 bedroom
  • 8792 bedrooms
  • 3,0463 bedrooms
  • 1,2334 bedrooms
  • 1815+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Watertown, Wisconsin:

  • 46no bedroom
  • 1,2521 bedroom
  • 1,9422 bedrooms
  • 8443 bedrooms
  • 1464 bedrooms
  • 885+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Watertown in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 103no vehicle
  • 1,3751 vehicle
  • 2,5672 vehicles
  • 8983 vehicles
  • 1994 vehicles
  • 2315+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Cars and other vehicles available in Watertown in renter-occupied apartments

  • 443no vehicle
  • 2,2771 vehicle
  • 1,2422 vehicles
  • 1653 vehicles
  • 444 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Watertown, Wisconsin:

  • 01 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 113 rooms
  • 3954 rooms
  • 1,1205 rooms
  • 1,3836 rooms
  • 9757 rooms
  • 7448 rooms
  • 7839+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Watertown, Wisconsin:

  • 411 room
  • 3222 rooms
  • 1,0223 rooms
  • 1,1174 rooms
  • 7255 rooms
  • 4056 rooms
  • 4397 rooms
  • 878 rooms
  • 959+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Watertown, WI household income distribution

  • Watertown, WI household income distribution
  • 575Less than $10,000
  • 540$10,000 to $14,999
  • 445$15,000 to $19,999
  • 444$20,000 to $24,999
  • 417$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,180$30,000 to $34,999
  • 860$35,000 to $39,999
  • 467$40,000 to $44,999
  • 376$45,000 to $49,999
  • 501$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,031$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,537$75,000 to $99,999
  • 648$100,000 to $124,999
  • 343$125,000 to $149,999
  • 142$150,000 to $199,999
  • 69$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Watertown, WI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Watertown, WI
  • 27Less than $10,000
  • 113$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10$15,000 to $19,999
  • 18$30,000 to $34,999
  • 10$40,000 to $49,999
  • 13$50,000 to $59,999
  • 20$60,000 to $69,999
  • 141$70,000 to $79,999
  • 60$80,000 to $89,999
  • 75$90,000 to $99,999
  • 869$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,145$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,031$150,000 to $174,999
  • 771$175,000 to $199,999
  • 524$200,000 to $249,999
  • 207$250,000 to $299,999
  • 151$300,000 to $399,999
  • 10$400,000 to $499,999
  • 11$500,000 to $749,999
  • 8$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Watertown, WI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Watertown, WI
  • 22Less than $100
  • 14$100 to $149
  • 4$150 to $199
  • 127$200 to $249
  • 47$250 to $299
  • 24$300 to $349
  • 39$350 to $399
  • 122$400 to $449
  • 78$450 to $499
  • 626$500 to $549
  • 373$550 to $599
  • 297$600 to $649
  • 708$650 to $699
  • 118$700 to $749
  • 577$750 to $799
  • 482$800 to $899
  • 200$900 to $999
  • 145$1,000 to $1,249
  • 65$1,250 to $1,499
  • 227No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2332010 or later
  • 1322000 to 2009
  • 1141990 to 1999
  • 1071980 to 1989
  • 741970 to 1979
  • 104Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Watertown commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 660
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,281
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,141
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,370
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 762
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 575
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 968
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 383
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 445
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 956
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 864
  • 90 or more minutes: 184
Watertown, WI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 46.7%
Number of people working at home: 262 (2.1% of all workers)

Watertown mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 8,998 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 937 (9%)
  • Taxi: 122 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 91 (1%)
  • Walked: 320 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 262 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 5,633
 American: 1,114
 Irish: 475
 Polish: 285
 Danish: 265
 Italian: 255
 English: 211
 Norwegian: 184
 European: 105
 Dutch: 89
 Scottish: 72
 Welsh: 70
 Hungarian: 69
 Scotch-Irish: 69
 French (except Basque): 54
 Slavic: 53
 French Canadian: 37
 Swedish: 31
 Czech: 30
 Eastern European: 29
 Scandinavian: 19
 Austrian: 18
 Czechoslovakian: 16
 Belgian: 16
 Finnish: 12
 Brazilian: 9
 Croatian: 8
 Russian: 5
 Ukrainian: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 49%Mexico
  • 20%Philippines
  • 5%Indonesia
  • 4%Laos
  • 3%Canada
  • 3%Other Eastern Europe
  • 3%Germany

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 19,035
  • Other state: 4,426
  • Northeast: 297
  • Midwest: 2,474
  • South: 843
  • West: 831

84% of Watertown residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Wisconsin.

Watertown:

83.7%
State average:

85.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 193
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 90
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 72
  • 9th grade: 27
  • 10th grade: 172
  • 11th grade: 166
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 177
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,721
  • Less than 1 year of college: 662
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,106
  • Associate degree: 682
  • Bachelor's degree: 900
  • Master's degree: 484
  • Professional school degree: 116
  • Doctorate degree: 44

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 86
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 27
  • 5th and 6th grade: 83
  • 7th and 8th grade: 82
  • 9th grade: 76
  • 10th grade: 245
  • 11th grade: 34
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 214
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,770
  • Less than 1 year of college: 504
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,212
  • Associate degree: 1,149
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,422
  • Master's degree: 516
  • Professional school degree: 60
  • Doctorate degree: 6

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 2.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 21.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.2%Males
  • 8.7%Females
Watertown marital status for males
Watertown marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,063
  • One, attached: 747
  • Two: 633
  • 3 or 4: 440
  • 5 to 9: 896
  • 10 to 19: 322
  • 20 to 49: 811
  • 50 or more: 58
  • Mobile homes: 27

Median worth of mobile homes: $59,037

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Watertown:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Watertown
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.9%)
  • Electricity (6.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (53.3%)
  • Electricity (42.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 989
Here:

35.7%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 125
Here:

9.6%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 540
Here:

41.3%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)