Watertown, Minnesota

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Watertown
Downtown Watertown
Downtown Watertown
Motto: 
"Heart of the Luce Line Trail."
Location of the city of Watertown within 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
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyCarver
Founded1858
Incorporated1877
Government
The City of Watertown is a Statutory Plan A Minnesota City
 • MayorSteve Washburn
Area
 • Total2.67 sq mi (6.92 km2)
 • Land2.63 sq mi (6.80 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation
935 ft (285 m)
Population
 • Total4,659
 • Estimate 
(2021)[3]
4,803
 • Density1,774.18/sq mi (685.06/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55388
Area code952
FIPS code27-68548[4]
GNIS feature ID0653835[5]
Websitewatertownmn.gov

Watertown is a small city in Carver County, Minnesota, United States, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The population was 4,659 at the 2020 census.[2]

History[edit]

Watertown was platted in 1858, and incorporated in 1877.[6] The city took its name from Watertown Township.[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.[7]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880316
189036214.6%
190049035.4%
1910465−5.1%
192053414.8%
193059411.2%
194073724.1%
195083713.6%
19601,04625.0%
19701,39032.9%
19801,81830.8%
19902,40832.5%
20003,02925.8%
20104,20538.8%
20204,65910.8%
2021 (est.)4,803[3]3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2020 Census[2]
Watertown City Hall

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,205 people, 1,564 households, and 1,075 families living 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 of 2000, there were 3,029 people, 1,078 households, and 775 families living 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]

  • Monika Czinano – Current basketball player at the University of Iowa; graduated from Watertown–Mayer HS in 2018.
  • 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. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Explorer Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 10, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". United States Census Bureau. August 10, 2022. Retrieved August 10, 2022.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ a b Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 84.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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