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Located in: Primarily Walworth County (see below). A portion of Whitewater extends into Jefferson County.

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

ZIP Code: 53190<1>

Elevation: 830 feet [252.98 m] above sea level<2>

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


2016:<3>     14,517   (0.88% increase since 2010)  
2010:     14,390   (7.09% increase since 2000)
2000:     13,437

Total Area:<4>   9.05 sq. miles [23.5 km²]   - of which 3.3% is water (0.3 sq. miles [0.8 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   5,113

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Whitewater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8317, Longitude: -88.7354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitewater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   42° 49' 54"
Lon:   -88° 44' 7"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Whitewater

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Whitewater

GNIS ID:   1584432
FIPS State / Place Code:   55 / 86925

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

About Walworth County

The city of Elkhorn is the County Seat for Walworth County.

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


2016:     102,959   (0.72% increase since 2010)  
2010:     102,228   (9.03% increase since 2000)
2000:     93,759

Total Area:   576 sq. miles [1,493.3 km²]   - of which 3.72% is water (21.43 sq. miles [55.5 km²])

Housing Units:   51,531

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Walworth

GNIS ID:   1581123
FIPS State / County Code:   55 / 127

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

About Wisconsin

From the US Census


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

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wisconsin

GNIS ID:   1779806
FIPS State:   55

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Whitewater). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Whitewater or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitewater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Whitewater. 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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<5>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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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Whitewater, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Whitewater.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitewater.