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Whitewater is a city in Walworth County. (The community straddles Walworth and Jefferson counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for the white clay and sand in the river bottom.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Whitewater. For links to other places called Whitewater, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Whitewater is 42.833N. The longitude is -88.732W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 823 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,120.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Whitewater demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Walworth 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 53190 ZIP code.
36% of Whitewater residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Whitewater ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Whitewater was $13,965, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Whitewater 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 Whitewater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $459. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,119.
Libraries in Whitewater include Irvin L. Young Memorial Library ... View libraries
Walworth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Whitewater political report.
The average commute time for Whitewater workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Whitewater between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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