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Watson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Watson had a population of 198 as of July 1, 2017. Watson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watson is located at latitude 45.0102 and longitude -95.7997 in Chippewa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chippewa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The City of Watson (GNIS ID: 2397218) 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 Watson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watson: City of Watson.

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


Total Population 198
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 93
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 97
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 198
Population in Familes 160
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,133
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $43,794
Average Household Income $64,823
Per Capita Income $26,280


Total Housing Units 102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $95,238
Average Home Value $132,197


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 58
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 -0.48% -0.2%
Households -0.47% -0.23%
Families 2.07% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   4.48%

Watson, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watson 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 # 695 23rd
Population Density # 222 76th
Diversity Index # 155 83rd
Median Household Income # 749 17th
Per Capita Income # 618 32nd

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