The City of Watertown is the 5th largest city in South Dakota with a population of 22,516 as of July 1, 2016. Watertown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Watertown is located at latitude 44.9089 and longitude -97.1561 in Codington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watertown (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.68 sq. miles and a water area of 7.98 sq. miles. Codington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,739 feet.
The City of Watertown (GNIS ID: 1267627) 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.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watertown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||22,153|
|Population in Familes||16,880|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||363|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||10,645 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,207 (58.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,643 (34.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||795 ( 7.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$159,670|
|Average Home Value||$191,437|
|Median Household Income||$43,820|
|Average Household Income||$62,162|
|Per Capita Income||$27,182|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.4%|
|Per Capita Income||2.2%|
The table below compares Watertown to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.
|Total Population||# 5||99th|
|Population Density1||# 56||86th|
|Diversity Index2||# 161||60th|
|Median Household Income||# 254||35th|
|Per Capita Income||# 176||55th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.