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Welcome to Watertown ...

The city of Watertown is primarily located in Jefferson County<1>. A portion of Watertown extends into Dodge County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Watertown has a population of 23,479 people<2> (see below for details).

Watertown is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Watertown lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP codes for Watertown: 53094, 53098<4>

Websites for Watertown ...

Official Website:   www.ci.watertown.wi.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.watertownchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Watertown had an population of 23,479 people. This is a decrease of 1.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Watertown had a population of 23,861 people (which is 28.51% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Watertown the county's most populous community.

The population of Watertown represents 0.42% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,861 people, the population of Watertown increased 10.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,598 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Watertown.

Communities Also Named Watertown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Watertown - they are located in Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois (3), Kansas (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Dakota and Tennessee (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Watertown.

Communities near Watertown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Watertown.

  • Oconomowoc [Waukesha County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconomowoc have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconomowoc
    • Oconomowoc [Waukesha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Watertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,981 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oconomowoc
  • Beaver Dam [Dodge County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam [Dodge County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Watertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,403 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
  • Hartford [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Watertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,445 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
  • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Atkinson
    • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Watertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,422 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Atkinson
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oconomowoc [Waukesha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconomowoc have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconomowoc
      • Oconomowoc [Waukesha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oconomowoc
    • Merton [Waukesha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merton
      • Merton [Waukesha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merton
    • Jefferson [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,986 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Delafield [Waukesha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delafield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delafield
      • Delafield [Waukesha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,536 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delafield
    • Lake Mills [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mills
      • Lake Mills [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Columbus [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,120 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Watertown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Watertown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Watertown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Watertown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Watertown. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Watertown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Jefferson County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Watertown: www.ci.watertown.wi.us/

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Watertown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watertown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Watertown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Watertown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Watertown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Watertown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Watertown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watertown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1944, Longitude: -88.7249    






















 

 

 

 

 


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