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Whitewater, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Whitewater had a population of 14,882 as of July 1, 2016. Whitewater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whitewater is located at latitude 42.8374 and longitude -88.7343 in Walworth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whitewater (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Walworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 823 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Whitewater are located in Walworth County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Jefferson County.

The City of Whitewater (GNIS ID: 1584432) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitewater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Whitewater, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,882
Population in Households 11,237
Population in Familes 5,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,645
Population Density1 1,699
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 4,975
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,874
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,640 (30.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,336 (62.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 338 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $176,252
Average Home Value $188,380


Median Household Income $32,852
Average Household Income $48,104
Per Capita Income $17,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.39%
Households 0.69% 0.66%
Families 0.81% 0.64%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Whitewater, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitewater to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 93rd
Population Density1 # 95 88th
Diversity Index2 # 62 92nd
Median Household Income # 756 2nd
Per Capita Income # 759 2nd

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