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Watson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Watson had a population of 209 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watson: City of Watson.

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Watson, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 209
Population in Households 209
Population in Familes 168
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,196
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $47,882
Average Household Income $67,427
Per Capita Income $27,403


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $96,591
Average Home Value $137,324


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.23% 0.0%
Households 0.27% 0.0%
Families 2.23% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

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, 2018 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 # 687 24th
Population Density # 209 77th
Diversity Index # 131 86th
Median Household Income # 680 25th
Per Capita Income # 598 34th

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