Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
85,932
1.33% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.5
0.718% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.63%
3.82% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$77,018
7.36% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$238,300
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
47,125
1.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI had a population of 85.9k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $77,018. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI grew from 84,808 to 85,932, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $71,735 to $77,018, a 7.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.64%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%), Other (Hispanic) (2.27%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.07%).

None of the households in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI are Maranatha Baptist University (239 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI was $238,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.1%.

Most people in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI is home to a population of 85.9k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.16% of Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI residents were born outside of the country (2.72k people).

In 2022, there were 33.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.2k people) in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.27k White (Hispanic) and 1.99k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    76.2k ± 115
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.27k ± 474
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.99k ± 299
7.48%
Hispanic Population
6.43k people

In 2022, there were 33.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.2k people) in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.27k White (Hispanic) and 1.99k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.48% of the people in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI are hispanic (6.43k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.72k people
3.19%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.71k people

As of 2022, 3.16% of Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI residents (2.72k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI was 3.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,636 ± 206
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    956 ± 238
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    552 ± 138

Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI employs 47.1k people. The largest industries in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI are Manufacturing (9,526 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,544 people), and Retail Trade (5,141 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,194), Public Administration ($63,969), and Finance & Insurance ($61,302).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

47.1k
2022 Value
± 1,577
1.73%
1 Year growth
± 4.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 46.3k employees to 47.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI, are Production Occupations (5,135 people), Management Occupations (4,702 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,566 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

47.1k
2022 Value
± 1,577
1.73%
1 Year growth
± 4.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 46.3k employees to 47.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI, are Manufacturing (9,526 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,544 people), and Retail Trade (5,141 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI, though some of these residents may live in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,149
Median earning men ± $1,582
$36,919
Median earning women ± $1,509

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,328), Public Administration ($70,365), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,641).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,679), Wholesale Trade ($48,948), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,313).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 644
    Manufacturing
  2. 630
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 436
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI awarded 239 degrees. The student population of Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 424 male students and 541 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI are White (206 and 86.9%), followed by Two or More Races (10 and 4.22%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 3.38%), and Asian (6 and 2.53%).

The largest universities in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI by number of degrees awarded are Maranatha Baptist University (239 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI are Biblical Studies (36 and 15.1%), General Interdisciplinary Studies (28 and 11.7%), and General Education (26 and 10.9%).

The median tuition cost in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI for private four year colleges is $17,560.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 70.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 965 (43.9% men and 56.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 965 students enrolled in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI, 43.9% men and 56.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 813 records, of which 56.2% were women and 43.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 10 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI was Elementary Education & Teaching with 10 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
239 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Maranatha Baptist University with 239 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 99 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI, which is 0.707 times less than the 140 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 206 degrees mean that there were 20.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 10 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,560) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,380) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI was $238,300 in 2022, which is 0.845 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $207,500 to $238,300, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI is 73.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI is $77,018. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

Property

$238,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,457
$24,941
Median Property Taxes
±$937

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Rent vs Own

73.1%
Homeownership
2022
61.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.1% of the housing units in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

The following map shows all of the counties in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$77,018
Median Household Income
± $2,226
34.1k
Number of Households
± 1,266

In 2022, the median household income of the 34.1k households in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI grew to $77,018 from the previous year's value of $71,735.

The following chart displays the households in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.86%)

In 2022, 78.4% of workers in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.66%) and those who worked at home (7.86%).

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI (6.33k out of 82.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.5% of the population of Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI has health coverage, with 57.2% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see 1255 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,255 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,255 patients per year. This represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.5% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.53%
Uninsured
57.2%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.18%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI declined by 1.41% from 4.59% to 4.53%.

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