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Watkins, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Watkins had a population of 1,048 as of July 1, 2019. 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 45.3152 and longitude -94.4086 in Meeker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watkins 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watkins: City of Watkins.

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Watkins, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Watkins, MN Housing Affordability Index is 221
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Watkins, MN Wealth Index is 50
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,048 (100%)
Population in Households 1,004 (95.8%)
Population in Families 766 (73.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 44 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 1,501
Diversity Index2 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,373
Average Household Income $59,758
Per Capita Income $24,365
Wealth Index4 50

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $113,636
Housing Affordability Index3 221
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 434
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 261
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.93% 0.79%
Households 0.94% 0.73%
Families 1.09% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Watkins, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watkins to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 358 60th
Population Density # 141 84th
Diversity Index # 846 6th
Median Household Income # 642 29th
Per Capita Income # 791 13th

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