The City of Watertown is the 5th largest city in South Dakota with a population of 22,603 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (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.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Watertown, SD Housing Affordability Index is 135
State of South Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 142
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Watertown, SD Wealth Index is 74
State of South Dakota Wealth Index is 79
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||22,240|
|Population in Familes||16,816|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||363|
|Median Household Income||$51,162|
|Average Household Income||$69,077|
|Per Capita Income||$29,998|
|Total Housing Units||10,810 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,841 (54.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,003 (37.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||966 ( 8.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$182,315|
|Housing Affordability Index2||135|
|Average Household Size||2.26|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.3%|
|Per Capita Income||2.44%|
The table below compares Watertown to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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||# 58||85th|
|Diversity Index||# 156||61st|
|Median Household Income||# 252||36th|
|Per Capita Income||# 191||52nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.