Whitewater, WI Population

Population: 13,437. Estimated population in July 2020: 14,311 (+6.5% change)
Males: 6,569 (48.9%), Females: 6,868 (51.1%)

Walworth County

Zip code: 53190

Median resident age: 21.9 years
Median household income: $31,793
Median house value: $115,500

Races in Whitewater:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.8%)
  • Hispanic (6.5%)
  • Other race (2.5%)
  • Black (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (41.8%), Irish (12.9%), Norwegian (9.0%), English (7.8%), Polish (7.7%), Swedish (3.7%).

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 7.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Whitewater

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitewater city

  • Never married: 57.7%
  • Now married: 30.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

4.4% Foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +614 (+4.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Whitewater:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Whitewater:

  • ROCK CO (about 26 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)
  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 47 miles; MADISON, WI; Abbreviation: MSN)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 51 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Whitewater:

  • GUTZMER’S TWIN OAKS (about 2 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; Abbreviation: 5Y3)
  • FORT ATKINSON MUNI (about 10 miles; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Abbreviation: 61C)
  • PALMYRA MUNI (about 12 miles; PALMYRA, WI; Abbreviation: 88C)
Amtrak station near Whitewater:

  • 20 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.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Whitewater:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (Full-time enrollment: 9,493; Location: 800 W MAIN ST; Public; Website: www.uww.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Whitewater:

  • WAUKESHA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 37 miles; PEWAUKEE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,465)
  • CARROLL COLLEGE (about 39 miles; WAUKESHA, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,332)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 47 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
  • MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,707)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 50 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 51 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)

Schools

Public high school in Whitewater:

  • WHITEWATER HI (Students: 726; Location: 534 S ELIZABETH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Whitewater:

  • KETTLE MORAINE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 50; Location: 505 S WISCONSIN ST; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Whitewater:

  • WHITEWATER MID (Students: 446; Location: 401 S ELIZABETH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LINCOLN EL (Students: 389; Location: 242 S PRINCE ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WASHINGTON EL (Students: 274; Location: 506 E MAIN ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LAKEVIEW EL (Students: 216; Location: W8363 R&W TOWNLINE RD; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Whitewater:

  • IRVIN L. YOUNG MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $707,474; Location: 431 W. CENTER ST.; 67,627 books; 3,327 audio materials; 3,657 video materials; 261 serial subscriptions)