Whitewater, WI Profile: Facts & Data

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Whitewater, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Whitewater had a population of 14,338 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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Whitewater, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 14,338
Population in Households 11,080
Population in Familes 5,345
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,258
Population Density2 1,637
Diversity Index3 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,062
Average Household Income $49,484
Per Capita Income $18,478

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,623 (30.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,245 (61.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $179,197
Average Home Value $195,015
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,868
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,810
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.05% 0.28%
Households 0.25% 0.4%
Families 0.19% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

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, 2018 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 # 56 93rd
Population Density # 103 87th
Diversity Index # 68 91st
Median Household Income # 756 2nd
Per Capita Income # 762 2nd

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