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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: 10,077 (9,186 occupied: 5,395 owner occupied, 3,971 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

42%
State:

33%

Housing density: 921 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $114,371.

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


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,115


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

Housing units in Watertown with a mortgage: 3,470 (133 second mortgage, 718 home equity loan, 36 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,895

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $79,302

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $50,778

Median monthly housing costs: $860


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Watertown, Wisconsin Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $161,649 (it was $109,900 in 2000)
Watertown:

$161,649
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,100 - $217,503

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: 1962

Median year apartment built: 1969

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,957
  • In family households: 19,233 (3,302 male householders, 2,557 female householders)
    4,594 spouses, 7,337 children (6,783 natural, 221 adopted, 289 stepchildren), 371 grandchildren, 136 brothers or sisters, 123 parents, 176 other relatives, 642 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,640 (1,454 male householders (1,273 living alone)), 1,856 female householders (1,888 living alone)), 317 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,073

Size of family households: 2,521 2-persons, 1,511 3-persons, 952 4-persons, 554 5-persons, 196 6-persons, 78 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,152 1-person, 195 2-persons, 46 3-persons.

3,880 married couples with children.
1,620 single-parent households (991 men, 629 women).

94.3% of residents of Watertown speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (12% speak English very well, 80% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 390 (1.6%)
(51.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
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:

  • 4no bedroom
  • 831 bedroom
  • 9012 bedrooms
  • 3,0383 bedrooms
  • 1,2274 bedrooms
  • 1565+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Watertown, Wisconsin:

  • 53no bedroom
  • 1,3201 bedroom
  • 1,7382 bedrooms
  • 7263 bedrooms
  • 1224 bedrooms
  • 555+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 86no vehicle
  • 1,2511 vehicle
  • 2,6532 vehicles
  • 9783 vehicles
  • 1894 vehicles
  • 2245+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

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

  • 443no vehicle
  • 2,0571 vehicle
  • 1,0762 vehicles
  • 1623 vehicles
  • 374 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Watertown, Wisconsin:

  • 01 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 93 rooms
  • 4134 rooms
  • 1,1255 rooms
  • 1,3176 rooms
  • 8337 rooms
  • 8698 rooms
  • 8079+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Watertown, Wisconsin:

  • 401 room
  • 4172 rooms
  • 9473 rooms
  • 1,0314 rooms
  • 6415 rooms
  • 3646 rooms
  • 3447 rooms
  • 748 rooms
  • 909+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Year house built

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
  • 596Less than $10,000
  • 524$10,000 to $14,999
  • 380$15,000 to $19,999
  • 505$20,000 to $24,999
  • 341$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,035$30,000 to $34,999
  • 728$35,000 to $39,999
  • 388$40,000 to $44,999
  • 337$45,000 to $49,999
  • 529$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,082$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,541$75,000 to $99,999
  • 589$100,000 to $124,999
  • 334$125,000 to $149,999
  • 169$150,000 to $199,999
  • 126$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
  • 25Less than $10,000
  • 175$10,000 to $14,999
  • 17$15,000 to $19,999
  • 23$30,000 to $34,999
  • 27$50,000 to $59,999
  • 25$60,000 to $69,999
  • 103$70,000 to $79,999
  • 43$80,000 to $89,999
  • 77$90,000 to $99,999
  • 749$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,238$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,017$150,000 to $174,999
  • 740$175,000 to $199,999
  • 558$200,000 to $249,999
  • 205$250,000 to $299,999
  • 174$300,000 to $399,999
  • 11$400,000 to $499,999
  • 11$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$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
  • 16Less than $100
  • 31$100 to $149
  • 8$150 to $199
  • 180$200 to $249
  • 54$250 to $299
  • 57$300 to $349
  • 36$350 to $399
  • 102$400 to $449
  • 72$450 to $499
  • 554$500 to $549
  • 367$550 to $599
  • 366$600 to $649
  • 526$650 to $699
  • 103$700 to $749
  • 458$750 to $799
  • 593$800 to $899
  • 79$900 to $999
  • 70$1,000 to $1,249
  • 150$1,250 to $1,499
  • 5$1,500 to $1,999
  • 208No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1092010 or later
  • 1742000 to 2009
  • 841990 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: 625
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,365
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,206
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,360
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 753
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 520
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 704
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 322
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 486
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 959
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 851
  • 90 or more minutes: 204
Watertown, WI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 47.3%
Number of people working at home: 467 (3.8% of all workers)

Watertown mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 9,320 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 955 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 153 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 81 (1%)
  • Walked: 346 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 419 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 5,754
 American: 1,219
 Irish: 474
 Danish: 281
 Polish: 275
 English: 270
 Norwegian: 239
 European: 180
 Italian: 157
 Dutch: 115
 Swedish: 101
 Scottish: 82
 Scandinavian: 80
 Welsh: 64
 French (except Basque): 51
 Slavic: 49
 Lithuanian: 46
 French Canadian: 35
 Czech: 33
 Scotch-Irish: 22
 Belgian: 14
 Serbian: 14
 Czechoslovakian: 12
 Hungarian: 12
 Austrian: 11
 Finnish: 11
 Brazilian: 9
 Croatian: 6
 Swiss: 5
 Ukrainian: 3
 British: 2
 Russian: 2

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

  • 31%Mexico
  • 18%Philippines
  • 11%India
  • 6%Laos
  • 6%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Canada
  • 5%Pakistan

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

  • This state: 18,940
  • Other state: 4,629
  • Northeast: 280
  • Midwest: 2,613
  • South: 968
  • West: 779

83% of Watertown residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Wisconsin.

Watertown:

83.3%
State average:

85.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 228
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 66
  • 5th and 6th grade: 35
  • 7th and 8th grade: 82
  • 9th grade: 23
  • 10th grade: 192
  • 11th grade: 198
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 176
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,503
  • Less than 1 year of college: 528
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,185
  • Associate degree: 693
  • Bachelor's degree: 943
  • Master's degree: 481
  • Professional school degree: 147
  • Doctorate degree: 101

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 80
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 100
  • 7th and 8th grade: 74
  • 9th grade: 109
  • 10th grade: 249
  • 11th grade: 42
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 177
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,522
  • Less than 1 year of college: 517
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,320
  • Associate degree: 1,102
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,487
  • Master's degree: 543
  • Professional school degree: 60
  • Doctorate degree: 3

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 10.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 4.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1.7%Males
  • 11.6%Females
Watertown marital status for males
Watertown marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,086
  • One, attached: 742
  • Two: 604
  • 3 or 4: 464
  • 5 to 9: 788
  • 10 to 19: 377
  • 20 to 49: 757
  • 50 or more: 51
  • Mobile homes: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $59,037

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Watertown:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Watertown
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.4%)
  • Electricity (6.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (56.5%)
  • Electricity (39.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,085
Here:

38.2%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 188
Here:

13.9%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 681
Here:

46.2%
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)