Watertown, Minnesota

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Watertown, Minnesota
City
Downtown Watertown
Downtown Watertown
Motto: "Heart of the Luce Line Trail."
Location of the city of Watertownwithin Carver County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Watertown
within Carver County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°57′45″N 93°50′51″W / 44.96250°N 93.84750°W / 44.96250; -93.84750
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carver
Area[1]
 • Total 2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)
 • Land 2.59 sq mi (6.71 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 935 ft (285 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,205
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,239
 • Density 1,623.6/sq mi (626.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55388
Area code(s) 952
FIPS code 27-68548[4]
GNIS feature ID 0653835[5]
Website www.ci.watertown.mn.us

Watertown is a city in Carver County, Minnesota, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The population was 4,205 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.64 square miles (6.84 km2), of which, 2.59 square miles (6.71 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

Minnesota State Highway 25 serves as a main route in Watertown.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 316
1890 362 14.6%
1900 490 35.4%
1910 465 −5.1%
1920 534 14.8%
1930 594 11.2%
1940 737 24.1%
1950 837 13.6%
1960 1,046 25.0%
1970 1,390 32.9%
1980 1,818 30.8%
1990 2,408 32.5%
2000 3,029 25.8%
2010 4,205 38.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Watertown City Hall

Watertown is positioned in Carver County, located as part of the 11 County Metropolitan Area. According to www.greatermsp.org, this 11 County area is home to the world's 58th largest economy.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,205 people, 1,564 households, and 1,075 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,623.6 inhabitants per square mile (626.9/km2). There were 1,697 housing units at an average density of 655.2 per square mile (253.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 1,564 households of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 29.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,029 people, 1,078 households, and 775 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,808.0 people per square mile (696.1/km²). There were 1,100 housing units at an average density of 656.6 per square mile (252.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.69% White, 0.33% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 1,078 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,500, and the median income for a family was $56,136. Males had a median income of $37,277 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,918. About 4.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Harry Elliott - Professional baseball player, graduated from Watertown HS in 1942
  • Matt Janning - Professional basketball player, born in Watertown in 1988.
  • Marion Ross – Film and television actress, born in Watertown in 1928.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 

Coordinates: 44°57′49″N 93°50′50″W / 44.96361°N 93.84722°W / 44.96361; -93.84722