Watertown, Minnesota

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Watertown, Minnesota

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High Points

Watertown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Watertown Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Watertown Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Watertown People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Watertown Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Watertown Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Watertown, Minnesota

Comparing Watertown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 4
Age of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Rents 4 4
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Watertown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles W of Minnetonka, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Carver
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55388
Phone Area Codes 952
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.963
Longitude -93.846

Watertown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DELANO
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches
Station CHASKA
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Station JORDAN 1 S
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.1 inches
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Watertown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,029 100%
Male 1,458 48.1%
Female 1,571 51.9%
Under 18 884 29.2%
18+ 2,145 70.8%
65+ 420 13.9%
Median Age 33.6
Average Family Size 3.22
White 2,959 97.7%
African-American 10 0.3%
Asian 16 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 13 0.4%
Mixed Race 25 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 44 1.5%

Estimated Watertown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,932
Growth 903
Growth % 29.8%

Watertown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 47%
Norwegian 11.6%
Swedish 10.6%
Irish 6.8%
Polish 4.3%
US/American 3.9%
English 2.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Danish 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Scottish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
European 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
African 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Watertown 3,029 $56,136
Delano 3,837 $63,011
Independence 3,236 $82,143
Mayer 554 $55,000
Minnetrista 4,358 $93,104
Montrose 1,143 $52,833
St. Bonifacius 1,873 $69,938
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Watertown High Schools (2004)

1001 HWY. 25 N.W.
Serves 495 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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