Watertown, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 21,995 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.7%
 
Males: 10,711  (48.7%)
Females: 11,284  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57201.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,130 (it was $34,348 in 2000)
Watertown:

$44,130
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,006 (it was $18,994 in 2000)

Watertown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $140,073 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Watertown:

$140,073
SD:

$138,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $596.

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  • Races in Watertown, SD (2013)

    Watertown races chart
    • 20,57192.7%White alone
    • 6793.1%American Indian alone
    • 4271.9%Hispanic
    • 2461.1%Two or more races
    • 1080.5%Asian alone
    • 290.1%Black alone
    • 90.04%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Watertown: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.6%), Norwegian (16.6%), Irish (7.3%), English (4.6%), Dutch (3.1%), Swedish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/11/1885

Elevation: 1739 feet

Land area: 15.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,444 people per square mile   (low).

Watertown,SD real estate house value index trend

Watertown, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Watertown:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watertown city:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

283 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
South Dakota:

1.8%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 71 registered sex offenders living in Watertown, South Dakota as of August 27, 2015.
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 2013: $1,684 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,657 (1.3%)

Watertown satellite photo by USGS

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: +1,159 (+5.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,477 (88.2%)

Area code: 605

Watertown household income distribution Watertown home values distribution

Crime rates in Watertown by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000010101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.04.90.04.60.04.6
Rapes 122138171619151316
per 100,000 58.89.963.838.982.778.093.969.059.473.1
Robberies 2112041323
per 100,000 9.84.94.99.70.019.54.913.89.113.7
Assaults 30323227182740484739
per 100,000 147.0157.8157.1131.387.5131.6197.7220.8214.6178.1
Burglaries 1581101477671748882112108
per 100,000 774.4542.5721.8369.5345.2360.7435.0377.1511.4493.2
Thefts 547430589509462408472412387445
per 100,000 2,681.02,120.62,892.22,474.72,246.51,988.82,332.91,894.91,767.02,032.0
Auto thefts 40384032463036372430
per 100,000 196.0187.4196.4155.6223.7146.2177.9170.2109.6137.0
Arson 2201831221
per 100,000 9.89.90.04.938.914.64.99.29.14.6
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.6) 260.5181.5270.0200.6218.9224.2258.1232.0211.6237.7

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 54 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
South Dakota average:

1.82

Watertown tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,373 (+13.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Watertown, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Watertown-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 7% 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 below South Dakota state average. It is 79% 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 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 122.5 miles away from Watertown center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 664.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.2 miles away from Watertown center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 101.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, 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).
Watertown topographic map

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 and medical centers in Watertown:

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

Airports and heliports located in Watertown:

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College/University in Watertown:

  • Lake Area Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 1,795; Location: 1201 Arrow Avenue; 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: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 74 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Northern State University (about 77 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 77 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 94 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 99 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Ridgewater College (about 102 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 130. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

130
U.S.:

74

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown and their reported violations in the past:

PELICAN PLAZA (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown that have no violations reported:

  • WATERTOWN MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (Population served: 21,482, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SIOUX RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 4,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SIOUX RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 4,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SIOUX RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 4,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SIOUX RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 4,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.1%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.9% for Black residents, 13.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.3% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 2.0% 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

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, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Watertown compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
South Dakota average:

10.0

Watertown travel time to work - commute Watertown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,32712
Catholic6,8097
Evangelical Protestant4,78924
Other1862
None7,116-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$30,917$46,3760$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,637$51,82210$7,852
Judicial and Legal 1$7,963$95,5560$0
Police Protection - Officers 36$149,932$49,9770$0
Police - Other 18$58,169$38,7792$1,396
Firefighters 33$149,261$54,2770$0
Fire - Other 1$3,517$42,2040$0
Streets and Highways 19$81,436$51,4332$743
Airports 3$11,300$45,2002$1,285
Solid Waste Management 15$53,431$42,7450$0
Sewerage 15$63,126$50,5010$0
Parks and Recreation 30$114,380$45,75291$19,526
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 2$124
Natural Resources 3$11,171$44,6841$1,516
Water Supply 18$80,990$53,9930$0
Electric Power 30$156,262$62,5050$0
Gas Supply 14$80,556$69,0480$0
Local Libraries 9$34,391$45,8557$3,114
Other and Unallocable 4$14,029$42,0874$931
Totals for Government 259$1,109,468$51,404121$36,487

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,141,000 ($279.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,017,000 ($137.17)
    Regular Highways: $1,084,000 ($49.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $926,000 ($42.10)
    Electric Utilities: $852,000 ($38.74)
    Gas Utilities: $738,000 ($33.55)
    Sewerage: $462,000 ($21.00)
    Water Utilities: $377,000 ($17.14)
    Libraries: $104,000 ($4.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($1.18)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $20,496,000 ($931.85)
    Electric Utilities: $14,214,000 ($646.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,017,000 ($137.17)
    Water Utilities: $2,539,000 ($115.44)
    Police Protection: $2,497,000 ($113.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,046,000 ($93.02)
    Regular Highways: $1,553,000 ($70.61)
    Sewerage: $1,318,000 ($59.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,228,000 ($55.83)
    General - Other: $767,000 ($34.87)
    Libraries: $606,000 ($27.55)
    Natural Resources - Other: $512,000 ($23.28)
    Financial Administration: $478,000 ($21.73)
    Central Staff Services: $445,000 ($20.23)
    Air Transportation: $279,000 ($12.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $132,000 ($6.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $132,000 ($6.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000 ($5.36)
    Health - Other: $75,000 ($3.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000 ($2.09)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($1.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,012,000 ($46.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $310,000 ($14.09)
    Regular Highways: $158,000 ($7.18)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $361,000 ($16.41)
    Sewerage: $318,000 ($14.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $133,000 ($6.05)
    Libraries: $115,000 ($5.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $113,000 ($5.14)
    Electric Utilities: $105,000 ($4.77)
    Gas Utilities: $93,000 ($4.23)
    Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($1.77)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($1.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($0.86)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($0.77)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($0.68)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($0.55)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $6,000 ($0.27)
    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 ($486.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($4.73)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,644,000 ($120.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,918,000 ($87.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,257,000 ($57.15)
    All Other: $320,000 ($14.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $166,000 ($7.55)
    Air Transportation: $103,000 ($4.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $655,000 ($29.78)
    Air Transportation: $294,000 ($13.37)
    General Local Government Support: $26,000 ($1.18)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $29,000 ($1.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,129,000 ($51.33)
    General Revenue, NEC: $473,000 ($21.50)
    Donations From Private Sources: $436,000 ($19.82)
    Special Assessments: $119,000 ($5.41)
    Rents: $92,000 ($4.18)
    Fines and Forfeits: $61,000 ($2.77)
    Sale of Property: $28,000 ($1.27)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $20,868,000 ($948.76)
    Electric Utilities: $15,513,000 ($705.30)
    Water Utilities: $2,539,000 ($115.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $793,000 ($36.05)
    Highways: $330,000 ($15.00)
    All Other: $293,000 ($13.32)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,840,000 ($492.84)
    Property: $2,426,000 ($110.30)
    Public Utilities Sales: $204,000 ($9.27)
    Other License: $86,000 ($3.91)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $73,000 ($3.32)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $10,000 ($0.45)
    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 ($853.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,483,000 ($794.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,360,000 ($61.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,000 ($3.46)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,587,000 ($254.01)

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.55% ($27,983 average AGI)
from Hamlin County, SD  0.38% ($44,244)
from Grant County, SD  0.33% ($28,917)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.74% ($38,400 average AGI)
to Hamlin County, SD  0.30% ($37,750)
to Brown County, SD  0.29% ($23,742)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 81m266ftTotal length
  • $2,070,000Total costs
  • 85,390Total average daily traffic
  • 8,620Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2012
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
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Best Western1Nike4
Burger King1OfficeMax1
Caribou Coffee1Payless1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
FedEx4Sears1
Ford1Slumberland1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block1Starbucks1
Hilton1Subway4
Holiday Inn1Super 81
IHOP1Target1
JCPenney1The Room Place1
Jimmy John's1Toyota1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS5
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
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