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Watkins, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Watkins had a population of 1,032 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watkins: City of Watkins.

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


Total Population 1,032
Population in Households 988
Population in Familes 751
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 1,461
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $48,004
Average Household Income $59,183
Per Capita Income $24,475


Total Housing Units 470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $124,375
Average Home Value $173,916


Total Households 427
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 256
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 0.86% 0.73%
Households 0.86% 0.78%
Families 0.99% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 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 # 362 60th
Population Density # 148 84th
Diversity Index # 856 6th
Median Household Income # 673 26th
Per Capita Income # 775 14th

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