Income/capita 22%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 8%
Income per capita$23,392$29,253$29,829
Median household income$46,361$54,610$55,322
Median income owner occupied$67,059$69,544$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,337$31,736$35,192
Median earnings male$35,027$37,342$36,919
Median earnings female$22,748$25,818$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%3.7%4.7%
Poverty level11.3%12.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Watertown is 22% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Watertown is 16% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Watertown is 8% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Watertown is 25% lower than the national average

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      Watertown employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.3%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector32.9%1.2%
      Financial & insurance services0.7%2.4%
      Wholesale & retail services13.9%13.5%
      Public administration3.9%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%1.8%
      Education, health & social services11.2%44.2%

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      Okauchee Lake, WI4,300$102,94686%
      Summit, WI4,783$101,55484%
      Watertown, WI23,878$46,36116%

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      Loma Linda, CA23,859$51,3907%
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      Watertown, WI23,878$46,36116%
      Source: The Watertown, WI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).