dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Watertown, South Dakota

Watertown, South Dakota, in Codington county, is 94 miles N of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and 188 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Watertown History

Watertown is the county seat of Codington County. It is said that the areas was named after Watertown, New York. The city houses the Redlin Art Center, which houses a collection of many major art works created by Terry Redlin, one of the most popular wildlife artists in American history.

Watertown and nearby Attractions

  • Kampeska Heritage Museum
  • Oakwood Lakes State Park
  • Bramble Park Zoo
  • Codington County Heritage Museum
  • Lake Area Zoological Society
  • Redlin Art Center

Things To Do In Watertown

While in Watertown, one can plan a day trip to the Bramble Park Zoo, which has a wide variety of birds, mammals and reptiles from around the world. The Prairie Winds Golf Club is a great place for local golfers to enjoy a round. One may also visit historic sites like the Surveyor’s House and the Ingalls House. Local festivals include the Arts Festival, organized every September, and Nordefest, celebrated every October.

Watertown Transportation

Air transportation is available from Huron Regional Airport.

Watertown Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at South Dakota State University, Northern State University and Southwest State University.

People

Total Population 21,919
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 12,073
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,897
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,957
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,320

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,108
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.1%
Median Gross Rent $619
Median House Value $144,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.9%
Irish 10.3%

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

Watertown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 94 miles N of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 188 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Codington
Standard Zip Codes 57201
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.899
Longitude -97.114

Watertown 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 WATERTOWN MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 57 F
Annual Precip 21.9 inches
Station CASTLEWOOD
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.6 inches
Station CLARK
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 22.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Watertown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Appleby (57201)

Foley (57201)

Grover (57201)

Kampeska (57201)

Pelican (57201)

Rauville (57201)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Castlewood 668 $65,326
Florence 377 $59,375
Goodwin 176 $52,708
Henry 355 $52,917
Kranzburg 157 $71,250
South Shore 179 $46,406

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

Watertown Public Libraries

Library
Hamlin-codington Regional Library
912 8TH ST SE
Watertown, South Dakota
(605) 753-1011
Watertown Regional Library
611 BRUHN AVE NE
Watertown, South Dakota
(605) 886-6220
Library Web Site

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Watertown Hospitals

PRAIRIE LAKES HOSPITAL & CARE CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
400 10TH AVENUE NW
(605) 882-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • MS Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics
  • Cybersecurity Technologies Certificate
  • BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation
  • UC is committed to liberal education integrated with professional study
  • Accredited by the MSCHE with a beautiful campus located in Utica, New York
  • 21 graduate programs, 38 undergraduate majors & study abroad opportunities
  • More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students (full- and part-time)
  • Offers financial aid options to students who qualify for tuition assistance
Programs
  • Online Master of Healthcare Administration in Strategy and Innovation
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
  • Online Executive Master of Healthcare Administration
  • A Seventh-day Adventist institution located in Orlando, Florida that specializes in allied health and nursing education.
  • Associated with Florida Hospital, and Adventist Health System which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • Has campus ministries that provide students with Christian educational experiences that include assembly programs, music, drama, and more.
  • Offers a growing number of programs at its Denver, Colorado campus.
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Business Process Innovation
  • Teaches academic excellence, career preparation, & civic engagement for success
  • More than 40 undergraduate majors and 50 minors, including top-ranked programs
  • In a recent survey, 90% of seniors rated overall experience as excellent or good
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education w/110 acre campus near Philadelphia
  • Military Friendly School in the top 20 % helping military families, Victory Media
Programs
  • Executive Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked 8th among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • A private, co-ed college founded in 1821 and located in downtown Washington, D.C.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and 55.1% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has distinguished alumni including Senator Harry Reid, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and actress Courtney Cox.

Watertown High Schools

WATERTOWN HI SCH
200 NE 9TH ST
605-882-6316
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,268 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

Watertown Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Watertown Colleges
Watertown colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Watertown
Additional Resources
Info for Watertown Government Officials


Are you an official in the Watertown government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top