U.S. Census data show that Whitewater proper (the city) has stopped growing, and is, in fact, experiencing a population decline.
From 2015-2016, the city lost about 1.1% of her population (168 people). Even over a longer period, from 2010-2016, she barely grew .8% (or 116 people).
That’s longer-term stagnation with short-term decline. There are (of course) economic and municipal fiscal implications of this condition, but there are cultural ones, too.
Previously: Part 1 (introductory assumptions).
Tomorrow: Part 3.