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Watertown, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Watertown had a population of 4,636 as of July 1, 2017. Watertown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watertown is located at latitude 44.9602 and longitude -93.8439 in Carver County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watertown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Carver County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 935 feet.

The City of Watertown (GNIS ID: 2397211) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watertown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Watertown, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,636
Daytime Population: Workers 976
Daytime Population: Residents 2,281
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,257
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 4,580
Population in Familes 3,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 1,786
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $60,371
Average Household Income $76,348
Per Capita Income $29,510


Total Housing Units 1,879 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,361 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 376 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $210,818
Average Home Value $248,328


Total Households 1,736
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,193
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.35% 6.01%
Households 1.45% 5.49%
Families 1.45% 5.36%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Watertown, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watertown to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 156 83rd
Population Density # 98 89th
Diversity Index # 439 52nd
Median Household Income # 297 67th
Per Capita Income # 391 57th

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