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People

Total Population 864
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 393
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 34%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,250
% Above Poverty Level 81.2%
% Below Poverty Level 18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.7%
Median Gross Rent $517
Median House Value $93,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 4.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Watkins Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Meeker
Standard Zip Codes 55389
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.315
Longitude -94.408

Watkins Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LITCHFIELD
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Station ST CLOUD MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Station HUTCHINSON 1 N
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cold Spring 4,034 $69,118
Eden Valley 957 $47,976
Kimball 884 $55,682
Kingston 157 $52,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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