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Watertown is a city in Jefferson County. (The community straddles Jefferson and Dodge counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after Watertown, NY.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Watertown. For links to other places called Watertown, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Watertown is 43.194N. The longitude is -88.728W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 853 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,675.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Watertown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53098 ZIP code.
51% of Watertown residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Watertown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Watertown was $18,977, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Watertown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Watertown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $494. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,001.
Libraries in Watertown include Watertown Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Watertown include Watertown Daily Times
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watertown political report.
The average commute time for Watertown workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Watertown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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