WHITEWATER is a city in Walworth (mostly) and Jefferson counties in
* 1 History * 2 Geography
* 3 Demographics
* 3.1 2010 census * 3.2 2000 census
* 4 Local government * 5 Culture * 6 Religion * 7 Education * 8 Recreation * 9 Notable people * 10 References * 11 Further reading * 12 External links
Whitewater was founded at the confluence of Whitewater Creek and
Spring Brook, and named for the white sand in their beds. A gristmill
was built on Whitewater creek, the resulting pond now called Lake
Cravath. The town grew quickly when the first railroad line in
Whitewater was a
Whitewater is located at 42°50′6″N 88°44′10″W / 42.83500°N 88.73611°W / 42.83500; -88.73611 (42.834950, -88.736119).
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Welcome sign on WIS 59
As of the census of 2010, there were 14,390 people, 4,766 households, and 1,781 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,642.7 inhabitants per square mile (634.3/km2). There were 5,113 housing units at an average density of 583.7 per square mile (225.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.0% White , 3.5% African American , 0.3% Native American , 1.9% Asian , 0.1% Pacific Islander , 4.5% from other races , and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.5% of the population.
There were 4,766 households of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 62.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.01.
The median age in the city was 21.9 years. 11.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 53.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.7% were from 25 to 44; 11.8% were from 45 to 64; and 8.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,437 people, 4,132 households, and 1,685 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,923.5 people per square mile (742.2/km²). There were 4,340 housing units at an average density of 621.3 per square mile (239.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.25% White , 2.34% African American , 0.27% Native American , 1.47% Asian , 0.01% Pacific Islander , 2.48% from other races , and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.50% of the population.
There were 4,132 households out of which 19.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 59.2% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city, the population was spread out with 12.5% under the age of 18, 53.2% from 18 to 24, 15.7% from 25 to 44, 9.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,600, and the median income for a family was $48,185. Males had a median income of $33,078 versus $22,431 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,965. About 10.6% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line , including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over. (Note: information in this paragraph is still from the 2000 census.)
Whitewater has a council-manager form of government. The city manager
is Cameron Clapper. The municipal judge is Richard Kelly. Whitewater's
Common Council is made up of one member from each of the five
districts in the city and two members-at-large. The Common Council
meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at
Lake Cravath has a newly developed lakefront.
Annual events in Whitewater include "Freeze Fest" in January, the
Bridal Fair, Farm Toy Show in February, Maxwell Street Day and the 4th
of July Celebration in July. Adding to these annual events are the
Minneica Water Ski Shows Saturday evenings on Whitewater Lake.
Departing from the Highway 12 crossing of the
Ice Age Trail
Whitewater has several places of worship:
* Anchor Bible Church * Community of St. Patrick Catholic Church * Congregational United Church of Christ * First English Lutheran Church * First United Methodist Church * Kettle Moraine Baptist Church * Living Word Fellowship * St. Luke's Episcopal Church * Whitewater Bible Church * Whitewater Islamic center * Crosspointe Community Church * Hope Ministries
Whitewater is served by the Whitewater Unified School District (WWUSD), which has five schools in the city:
* Lakeview Elementary School * Lincoln Elementary School * Washington Elementary School * Whitewater Middle School (WMS) * Whitewater High School (WHS)
Kettle Moraine Baptist Academy, which serves students in grades kindergarten through 12, is also located in the city.
University of Wisconsin–Whitewater
See also: Whitewater, Wisconsin, parks and trails
* ^ A B "US Gazetteer files 2010".