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The City of Watertown is the 5th largest city in South Dakota with a population of 22,458 as of July 1, 2021. 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 44.8994 and longitude -97.1151 in Codington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watertown 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 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.
|Total Population||22,458 (100%)|
|Population in Households||22,095 (98.4%)|
|Population in Families||16,717 (74.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||363 ( 1.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$54,044|
|Average Household Income||$70,686|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$30,872|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||10,821 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,992 (55.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,843 (35.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||985 ( 9.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$196,289|
|Average Home Value||$231,442|
|Housing Affordability Index3||152|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.77%|
|Per Capita Income||1.72%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.92%|
The table below compares Watertown to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 Density||# 55||86th|
|Median Household Income||# 259||34th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 175||45th|
|Per Capita Income||# 213||46th|
|Diversity Index||# 157||61st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.