Population: 23,685

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 60%
Single 40%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Watertown has a very low population density. Watertown is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

2,165 Watertown
27,441 New York

City Info

Watertown, WI is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Watertown has a population density of 2,165, with 23,685 current residents.

Out of the 23,685 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 60% of the residents are married and 40% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 52% Sun
  • 33% Rain
  • 40% Snow


47°F average temperature

  • 40 years Median home age
  • $124,340 Median home price
  • -9.14% Home appreciation rate
  • 19.04% Annual property tax
  • 61%
    Homes owned
  • 34.2%
    Homes rented
  • 4.8%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Watertown, the air quality is 72% and the weather, on average, is 52% sunny, 33% rainy, and 40% snowy. The average temperature is 47°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Watertown, you should know that 61% of homes are owned while 34.2% of homes are rented, and 4.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $124,340, the median age of homes is 40 years, the annual home appreciation is -9.14% and the annual property tax is 19.04%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Watertown, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Watertown’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Watertown is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 49.69% Democratic, 48.87% Republican, and 1.44% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:16


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 82%
    High school diploma
  • 9%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 11%
    Bachelors degree
  • 5%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Watertown, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.30% of residents are unemployed in Watertown (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Watertown residents: 8.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.02% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.4% are in the customer service field, 25.1% are in the sales field, 0.46% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 26.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 81.80%, 8.58% of residents have an associate’s degree, 11.49% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.74% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Watertown, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Watertown have a few different options. 81% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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