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Population in 2012: 21,803 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.7%
 

Males: 10,630  (48.8%)
Females: 11,173  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  36.6 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57201.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,164 (it was $34,348 in 2000)
Watertown:

$43,164
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,363

Watertown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $137,611 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Watertown:

$137,611
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $131,620; Detached houses: $142,688; Townhouses or other attached units: $139,319; In 2-unit structures: $158,563; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $202,196; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,199; Mobile homes: $45,052

Median gross rent in 2012: $608.

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Watertown races chart
  • White alone - 20,236 (94.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 696 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 323 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 110 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 78 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 74 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.03%)

Races in Watertown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Watertown: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (39.1%), Norwegian (15.9%), Irish (8.2%), English (4.3%), Swedish (3.4%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/11/1885

Elevation: 1739 feet

Land area: 15.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,432 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Watertown:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watertown city:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

237 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
South Dakota:  2.2%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 71 registered sex offenders living in Watertown, South Dakota as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Watertown to the number of sex offenders is 307 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,573 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,463 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (96.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (188.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (519.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Waverly, SD (3.1 miles) , Kranzburg, SD (3.2 miles) , Castlewood, SD (3.6 miles ), Goodwin, SD (3.7 miles) , Florence, SD (3.8 miles ), Hazel, SD (4.0 miles) , South Shore, SD (4.1 miles ), Henry, SD (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 72 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 1998: 67 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 1999: 78 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2000: 74 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2001: 72 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2002: 101 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2003: 119 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2004: 102 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2005: 106 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2006: 81 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2007: 94 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2008: 42 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2009: 54 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2012: 56 buildings, average cost: $155,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.90 N, Longitude: 97.12 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,026 (+9.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,587 (85.5%)

Area code: 605

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Crime rates in Watertown by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000001010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.04.90.04.60.0
Rapes 61221381716191513
per 100,000 29.058.89.963.838.982.778.093.969.059.4
Robberies 2211204132
per 100,000 9.79.84.94.99.70.019.54.913.89.1
Assaults 25303232271827404847
per 100,000 121.0147.0157.8157.1131.387.5131.6197.7220.8214.6
Burglaries 981581101477671748882112
per 100,000 474.4774.4542.5721.8369.5345.2360.7435.0377.1511.4
Thefts 595547430589509462408472412387
per 100,000 2880.42681.02120.62892.22474.72246.51988.82332.91894.91767.0
Auto thefts 30403840324630363724
per 100,000 145.2196.0187.4196.4155.6223.7146.2177.9170.2109.6
Arson 6220183122
per 100,000 29.09.89.90.04.938.914.64.99.29.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.9) 213.3260.1181.2269.6200.4218.6223.9257.7231.7211.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Watertown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 51 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
South Dakota average:

1.92

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Watertown, South Dakota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,373 (+13.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Watertown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Watertown-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the Watertown city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1984, a category F3 tornado 9.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Watertown-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from Watertown center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from Watertown center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Codington County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Kristi Noem - South Dakota politician, Bruce Cordell - Science fiction writer, Hope A. Olson - Information studies scholar, John Hamre - Political scientist, George R. Mather - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Bob Scholtz - Football player, Mike Courey - Football player, Timmy Williams - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Watertown:

  • PRAIRIE LAKES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Dialysis Facility, 401 - 9TH AVE NW)
  • PRAIRIE LAKES HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 401 9TH AVENUE NW POST OFFICE BOX 1210)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - WATERTOWN (Nursing Home, 415 FOURTH AVE NE)
  • JENKINS LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, 215 SOUTH MAPLE STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Watertown, SD

Airports and heliports located in Watertown:


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Local government website: WWW.WATERTOWNSD.COM

College/University in Watertown:

  • Lake Area Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 1,138; Location: 230 11th St NE; Public; Website: www.lakeareatech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watertown:

  • South Dakota State University (about 44 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 9,084)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 74 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Ridgewater College (about 102 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 108 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 137 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 137 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 139 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)

Public high schools in Watertown:

Private high school in Watertown:

  • GREAT PLAINS LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 1200 LUTHER LN NE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Watertown:

Private elementary/middle schools in Watertown:

  • ST MARTINS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: 1200 2ND ST NE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WATERTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 58; Location: 15 12TH AVE NE; Grades: PK - 11)
  • ATCO ENTERPRISES (Students: 10; Location: 123 19TH ST NE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 7; Location: 1715 1ST AVE SE; Grades: PK - 7)
See full list of schools located in Watertown, School District: WATERTOWN 14-4

Libraries in Watertown:

  • WATERTOWN REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $863,804; Location: 160 6TH ST NE; 87,066 books; 9,518 e-books; 5,568 audio materials; 5,520 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 198 print serial subscriptions)
  • HAMLIN CODINGTON REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $89,132; Location: 912 8TH ST SE; 20,735 books; 550 audio materials; 920 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 1 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Watertown: Watertown Country Club (A), Camp Watymca (B), Watertown Fire and Rescue (C), Watertown City Hall (D), Lake County Township Hall (E), Watertown Regional Library (F), Codington County Courthouse (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Miracle Mall (1), Watertown Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Watertown: Mother of God Monastery (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Hope Cemetery (1), Mother of God Monastery Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lake Kampeska (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Willow Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Watertown include: Rockys Park (1), Lynwood State Public Access Area (2), Jackson Park (3), Bramble Park (4), Belmont Park (5), Riverside Park (6), Highland Park (7), Sandy Shore State Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Codington County Historical Society (Museums; 27 1st Avenue Southeast) (1), Mellette House (Museums; 421 5th Avenue Northwest) (2), Dial-A-Story (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 611 Bruhn Avenue Northeast) (3), Lake Area Zoological Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Bramble Park) (4), Watertown City - Bramble Park Zoo (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 23 2nd Street Northeast) (5), Electric Rainbow (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1300 9th Avenue Southeast) (6), Tun-O-Fun Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 115 9th Avenue Southeast) (7), Glacial Lakes & Prairies Tourism Association (1200 Mickelson Drive) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (2900 9th Avenue Southeast) (1), Watertown-Days Inn (2900 9th Ave SE) (2), Pimikan Room (1901 9th Avenue Southeast) (3), Watertown Event Center (1901 9th Avenue Southeast) (4), Budget One Motel (309 8th Avenue Southeast) (5), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (3900 9th Ave Se) (6), Travelers Inn Motel (920 14th Street Southeast) (7), Ol' Style Saloon & Restaurant (101 North Broadway) (8), Best Western Ramkota Hotel (1901 9th Avenue Southeast) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: South Dakota State - Circuit Court (Courthouse) (1), South Dakota State - Clerk Of Courts- Circuit Court (Courthouse) (2), South Dakota State - Court Services (Courthouse) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Codington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.0. This is about average.
City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.1. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.52. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.52
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.4%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.6% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.5% for American Indian residents, 9.6% for other race residents, 4.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Watertown, SD

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2010:

  • 203 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 57 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2000:

  • 149 people in other group homes
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 44 people in nursing homes
  • 42 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 27 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 13 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 9 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

Watertown compared to South Dakota state average:

Watertown, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Watertown (2011 data):

  • Great Western Bank: at 35 1st Avenue, N.E., Watertown Branch, Watertown Wal-Mart. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • First PREMIER Bank: Watertown Branch, Watertown 212 Branch, Watertown I29 Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,119.4 mil, Deposits: $885.2 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 17 total offices, Holding Company: United National Corporation
  • Plains Commerce Bank: Watertown South Branch at 920 Fifth Street S.E., branch established on 2003/09/10; Watertown Branch at 109 First Avenue Southeast, branch established on 1934/12/24. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $414.8 mil, Deposits: $344.2 mil, headquarters in Hoven, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Reliabank Dakota: Watertown Sw Branch at 830 10th Street, S.W., branch established on 2002/11/27; Watertown Branch at 1401 4th St Ne, branch established on 1997/01/29. Info updated 2011/01/10: Bank assets: $223.0 mil, Deposits: $193.2 mil, headquarters in Estelline, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Big Sioux Financial, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Watertown Branch at 20 North Maple Street, branch established on 1880/01/01; Watertown East 212 Branch at 1225 Ninth Avenue Southeast, branch established on 1979/09/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Home Federal Bank: Watertown Office Branch at 1320 9th Avenue Se, branch established on 2000/01/28; Watertown Main at 25 19th Street Ne, branch established on 2002/04/22. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,224.2 mil, Deposits: $946.5 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices
  • First Bank & Trust: Watertown Branch at 1120 9th Avenue Se, branch established on 2002/04/24. Info updated 2009/09/11: Bank assets: $435.9 mil, Deposits: $360.4 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Fishback Financial Corporation
  • Peoples State Bank: Convenience Corner Night Depository at 410th Street, N.W., branch established on 2003/04/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $55.7 mil, Deposits: $46.6 mil, headquarters in Summit, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Northeast Bancorp, Inc.
  • Dacotah Bank: Watertown Branch at 1310 9th Avenue Southeast, branch established on 1991/03/25. Info updated 2007/08/07: Bank assets: $1,902.6 mil, Deposits: $1,684.0 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Dacotah Banks, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Watertown, South Dakota:

  • Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 1901 9TH Ave SW, Watertown, SD 57201 , Phone: (605) 886-8011, Fax: (605) 886-3667
  • Travel Host Motel, 1714 9TH Ave SW, Watertown, SD 57201 , Phone: (605) 886-6120
  • Travelers Inn Inc, 920 14TH St Se, Watertown, SD 57201 , Phone: (605) 882-2243, Fax: (605) 882-0968
  • Quality Inn And Suites, 800 35TH St Cir, Watertown, SD 57201 , Phone: (605) 886-3010, Fax: (605) 753-0449
  • Holiday Inn Express Watertown, 3900 9TH Ave Se, Watertown, SD 57201 , Phone: (605) 882-3636, Fax: (605) 886-3630
  • Days Inn Of Watertown LLC, 2900 9TH Ave Se, Watertown, SD 57201 , Phone: (605) 886-3500, Fax: (605) 886-0820
  • Super 8 Motel Watertown, 503 14TH Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201 , Phone: (605) 882-1900, Fax: (605) 882-0734
  • Country Inn & Suites, 3400 8TH Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201 , Phone: (605) 886-8900, Fax: (605) 886-1013
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 2720 9th Avenue SE, Watertown, SD 57201 , Phone: (605) 878-1800
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Watertown, South Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Watertown travel time to work - commute


Watertown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Watertown city (based on Codington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.96%
Here82.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents37.4%23.3%11.1%9.2%5.9%
Congregations17.9%10.3%15.4%10.3%2.6%
NameUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2.4%1.9%1.6%1.1%6.1%
Congregations2.6%2.6%2.6%2.6%33.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Codington County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Codington County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Codington County:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

10.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Codington County:

27.4%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

14.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$33,380$44,5070$0
Other Government Administration 7$25,495$43,70615$7,593
Judicial and Legal 1$6,655$79,8600$0
Police Protection - Officers 35$130,067$44,5940$0
Police - Other 5$13,055$31,3320$0
Firefighters 40$145,615$43,6851$1,145
Fire - Other 1$2,934$35,2080$0
Streets and Highways 16$76,434$57,3263$2,843
Airports 2$7,342$44,0521$770
Health 1$3,030$36,3600$0
Solid Waste Management 16$50,477$37,8580$0
Sewerage 15$50,945$40,7560$0
Parks and Recreation 29$92,537$38,29168$14,695
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 2$283
Natural Resources 5$15,889$38,1341$1,405
Water Supply 15$58,885$47,1081$412
Electric Power 32$179,018$67,1320$0
Gas Supply 13$56,317$51,9850$0
Local Libraries 10$31,019$37,2238$2,908
Other and Unallocable 2$5,912$35,4721$49
Totals for Government 254$985,006$46,536101$32,103

Watertown government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,141,000 ($281.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,017,000 ($138.38)
    Regular Highways: $1,084,000 ($49.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $926,000 ($42.47)
    Electric Utilities: $852,000 ($39.08)
    Gas Utilities: $738,000 ($33.85)
    Sewerage: $462,000 ($21.19)
    Water Utilities: $377,000 ($17.29)
    Libraries: $104,000 ($4.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($1.19)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $20,496,000 ($940.05)
    Electric Utilities: $14,214,000 ($651.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,017,000 ($138.38)
    Water Utilities: $2,539,000 ($116.45)
    Police Protection: $2,497,000 ($114.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,046,000 ($93.84)
    Regular Highways: $1,553,000 ($71.23)
    Sewerage: $1,318,000 ($60.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,228,000 ($56.32)
    General - Other: $767,000 ($35.18)
    Libraries: $606,000 ($27.79)
    Natural Resources - Other: $512,000 ($23.48)
    Financial Administration: $478,000 ($21.92)
    Central Staff Services: $445,000 ($20.41)
    Air Transportation: $279,000 ($12.80)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $132,000 ($6.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $132,000 ($6.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000 ($5.41)
    Health - Other: $75,000 ($3.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000 ($2.11)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($1.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,012,000 ($46.42)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $310,000 ($14.22)
    Regular Highways: $158,000 ($7.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $361,000 ($16.56)
    Sewerage: $318,000 ($14.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $133,000 ($6.10)
    Libraries: $115,000 ($5.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $113,000 ($5.18)
    Electric Utilities: $105,000 ($4.82)
    Gas Utilities: $93,000 ($4.27)
    Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($1.79)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($1.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($0.87)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($0.78)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($0.69)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($0.55)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.28)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $6,000 ($0.28)
    General Public Building: $3,000 ($0.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,699,000 ($490.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($4.77)

Watertown government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,644,000 ($121.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,918,000 ($87.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,257,000 ($57.65)
    All Other: $320,000 ($14.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $166,000 ($7.61)
    Air Transportation: $103,000 ($4.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $655,000 ($30.04)
    Air Transportation: $294,000 ($13.48)
    General Local Government Support: $26,000 ($1.19)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $29,000 ($1.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,129,000 ($51.78)
    General Revenue, NEC: $473,000 ($21.69)
    Donations From Private Sources: $436,000 ($20.00)
    Special Assessments: $119,000 ($5.46)
    Rents: $92,000 ($4.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $61,000 ($2.80)
    Sale of Property: $28,000 ($1.28)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $20,868,000 ($957.12)
    Electric Utilities: $15,513,000 ($711.51)
    Water Utilities: $2,539,000 ($116.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $793,000 ($36.37)
    Highways: $330,000 ($15.14)
    All Other: $293,000 ($13.44)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,840,000 ($497.18)
    Property: $2,426,000 ($111.27)
    Public Utilities Sales: $204,000 ($9.36)
    Other License: $86,000 ($3.94)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $73,000 ($3.35)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $10,000 ($0.46)
    Amusements License: $5,000 ($0.23)

Watertown government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,767,000 ($860.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,483,000 ($801.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,360,000 ($62.38)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,000 ($3.49)

Watertown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,587,000 ($256.25)

7.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,495 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.57% ($26,433 average AGI)
from Hamlin County, SD  0.47% ($26,735)
from Clark County, SD  0.36% ($27,237)


7.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.96% ($31,740 average AGI)
to Hamlin County, SD  0.41% ($38,326)
to Brookings County, SD  0.34% ($31,639)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watertown:

  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR (1480 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watertown:

  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJBB (89.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: CHURCH PLANTERS OF AMERICA)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • K211EC (90.1 FM; WATER TOWN, SD; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Watertown:

  • K32DK (Channel 32; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Watertown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 81 meters (266ft)
Total costs: $2,070,000
Total average daily traffic: 85,390
Total average daily truck traffic: 8,620

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Watertown, SD

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Watertown)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Watertown, SD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Watertown)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Watertown)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 67 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 85
  • Hazardous Condition: 113
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Watertown


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watertown, SD

Most common first names in Watertown, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13276.7 years
Mary11281.8 years
William10777.2 years
Robert8474.2 years
George7578.6 years
Anna6987.7 years
James6872.1 years
Margaret6780.2 years
Helen6482.0 years
Charles6075.7 years
Most common last names in Watertown, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson12379.3 years
Anderson7475.3 years
Olson5078.3 years
Smith4280.4 years
Hanson3978.8 years
Larson3981.8 years
Nelson3880.7 years
Miller3780.6 years
Peterson3180.2 years
Mack3078.2 years
Businesses in Watertown, SD
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1Nike4
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Burger King1Payless1
Caribou Coffee1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
FedEx4Sears1
GNC1Slumberland1
H&R Block1Sprint Nextel1
Holiday Inn1Starbucks1
IHOP1Subway4
JCPenney1Super 81
Jimmy John's1Target1
Jones New York1The Room Place1
KFC1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS5
Lane Furniture2Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets6Walmart1
Maurices1
Browse common businesses in Watertown, SD

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