For population 25 years and over in Watson:
For population 15 years and over in Watson city:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,100 (2.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (87.8 miles , pop. 59,107).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (123.9 miles , pop. 382,618).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (462.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Montevideo, MN (2.4 miles ), Milan, MN (3.0 miles ), Boyd, MN (3.5 miles ), Dawson, MN (3.7 miles ), Clarkfield, MN (3.9 miles ), Appleton, MN (4.1 miles ), Holloway, MN (4.2 miles) , Maynard, MN (4.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 45.01 N, Longitude: 95.80 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 320
Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.9%).
Work and jobs in Watson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Watson, Minnesota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Watson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Watson city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.
On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 50.1 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Watson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 93% 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 47.0 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 51.8 miles away from Watson 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 74.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.1 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 Chippewa County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Watson:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watson:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Watson and their reported violations in the past:U.S. ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS (Address: 9055 First Street West , Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.6%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Watson compared to Minnesota state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Watson city (based on Chippewa County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.07%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Watson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Watson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Watson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,695 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,219 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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