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Located in: Jefferson County (see below)

Time Zone: Watertown lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Elevation: 820 feet [249.94 m] above sea level<1>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Watertown)

Population

2016:<2>     2,022   (2.38% increase since 2010)  
2010:     1,975   (5.28% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,876

Total Area:<3>   37.89 sq. miles [98.1 km²]   - of which 1.17% is water (0.45 sq. miles [1.2 km²])

Housing Units:<4>   798

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<5>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Watertown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1483, Longitude: -88.7326     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watertown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   43° 8' 53"
Lon:   -88° 43' 57"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<6>   Watertown

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Watertown

GNIS ID:   1584366
FIPS State / Place Code:   55 / 84000

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Watertown)


About Jefferson County

The community of Jefferson is the County Seat for Jefferson County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Jefferson)

Population

2016:     84,625   (1.12% increase since 2010)  
2010:     83,686   (13.06% increase since 2000)
2000:     74,021

Total Area:   582 sq. miles [1,509.3 km²]   - of which 4.51% is water (26.26 sq. miles [68 km²])

Housing Units:   35,147

Official Website:   www.jeffersoncountywi.gov

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Jefferson

GNIS ID:   1581087
FIPS State / County Code:   55 / 055

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Watertown)


About Wisconsin

From the US Census

Population

2016:     5,778,708   (1.61% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,686,986   (6.03% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,363,675

Websites for State of Wisconsin

Official Website:   www.wisconsin.gov/
Tourism:   www.travelwisconsin.com/
Parks:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/
Fishing:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/
Hunting:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wisconsin

GNIS ID:   1779806
FIPS State:   55

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Watertown)

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywi.gov

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watertown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Watertown. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<4>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<5>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Watertown, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<6>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Watertown.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Watertown.