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Watkins, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Watkins had a population of 1,010 as of July 1, 2017. Watkins ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Watkins is located at latitude 45.3145 and longitude -94.4114 in Meeker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watkins (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Meeker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,158 feet.

The City of Watkins (GNIS ID: 2397216) 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 Watkins 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 Watkins: City of Watkins.

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


Total Population 1,010
Daytime Population: Workers 452
Daytime Population: Residents 540
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 992
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 966
Population in Familes 739
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 1,430
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $44,740
Average Household Income $58,515
Per Capita Income $24,275


Total Housing Units 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 317 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $115,888
Average Home Value $152,532


Total Households 420
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 253
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 0.67% 0.53%
Households 0.74% 0.61%
Families 0.96% 0.55%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

Watkins, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watkins 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 # 362 60th
Population Density # 153 83rd
Diversity Index # 849 6th
Median Household Income # 714 21st
Per Capita Income # 757 16th

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