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Watertown, SD (South Dakota) Houses and Residents

Watertown,SD index of house prices

Total population: 22,057 (Urban population: 19,625 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 684 (48 farm, 636 nonfarm))

Houses: 9,196 (8,389 occupied: 6,250 owner occupied, 3,608 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

37%
State:

32%

Housing density: 604 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $140,389.

Median contract rent in 2015: $344 (lower quartile is $240, upper quartile is $453)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $489


Median gross rent in Watertown, SD in 2015: $401

Housing units in Watertown with a mortgage: 3,028 (396 second mortgage, 487 home equity loan, 46 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,511

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $70,586

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $51,157

Median monthly housing costs: $686


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Watertown, South Dakota Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $157,585 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Watertown:

$157,585
South Dakota:

$152,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $107,540 - $226,415
Median year house/condo built: 1976

Median year apartment built: 1976

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,933
  • In family households: 16,345 (4,403 male householders, 947 female householders)
    4,359 spouses, 5,882 children (5,396 natural, 35 adopted, 451 stepchildren), 146 grandchildren, 111 brothers or sisters, 77 parents, 81 other relatives, 339 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,588 (1,302 male householders (989 living alone)), 1,733 female householders (1,567 living alone)), 553 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 376 (100 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,476 2-persons, 1,148 3-persons, 1,073 4-persons, 432 5-persons, 151 6-persons, 70 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,556 1-person, 426 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 23 4-persons.

3,860 married couples with children.
1,145 single-parent households (275 men, 870 women).

95.9% of residents of Watertown speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (29% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 283 (1.4%)
(31.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Watertown, South Dakota:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1851 bedroom
  • 1,1282 bedrooms
  • 2,4773 bedrooms
  • 1,4604 bedrooms
  • 2985+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Watertown, South Dakota:

  • 186no bedroom
  • 8221 bedroom
  • 1,3292 bedrooms
  • 3553 bedrooms
  • 1244 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Watertown in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 158no vehicle
  • 1,3291 vehicle
  • 2,6752 vehicles
  • 1,0093 vehicles
  • 2994 vehicles
  • 785+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Cars and other vehicles available in Watertown in renter-occupied apartments

  • 479no vehicle
  • 1,3961 vehicle
  • 7632 vehicles
  • 1443 vehicles
  • 514 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Watertown, South Dakota:

  • 01 room
  • 382 rooms
  • 1333 rooms
  • 5534 rooms
  • 1,1815 rooms
  • 9486 rooms
  • 8957 rooms
  • 7908 rooms
  • 1,0109+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Watertown, South Dakota:

  • 1261 room
  • 3172 rooms
  • 5753 rooms
  • 9444 rooms
  • 4505 rooms
  • 2346 rooms
  • 787 rooms
  • 528 rooms
  • 659+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Watertown, SD household income distribution

  • Watertown, SD household income distribution
  • 943Less than $10,000
  • 652$10,000 to $14,999
  • 725$15,000 to $19,999
  • 773$20,000 to $24,999
  • 508$25,000 to $29,999
  • 658$30,000 to $34,999
  • 586$35,000 to $39,999
  • 581$40,000 to $44,999
  • 379$45,000 to $49,999
  • 886$50,000 to $59,999
  • 733$60,000 to $74,999
  • 453$75,000 to $99,999
  • 254$100,000 to $124,999
  • 144$125,000 to $149,999
  • 18$150,000 to $199,999
  • 92$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Watertown, SD

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Watertown, SD
  • 131Less than $10,000
  • 50$10,000 to $14,999
  • 58$15,000 to $19,999
  • 44$20,000 to $24,999
  • 53$25,000 to $29,999
  • 37$30,000 to $34,999
  • 19$35,000 to $39,999
  • 98$40,000 to $49,999
  • 195$50,000 to $59,999
  • 177$60,000 to $69,999
  • 162$70,000 to $79,999
  • 211$80,000 to $89,999
  • 153$90,000 to $99,999
  • 909$100,000 to $124,999
  • 677$125,000 to $149,999
  • 677$150,000 to $174,999
  • 720$175,000 to $199,999
  • 715$200,000 to $249,999
  • 397$250,000 to $299,999
  • 533$300,000 to $399,999
  • 101$400,000 to $499,999
  • 115$500,000 to $749,999
  • 32$750,000 to $999,999
  • 15$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Watertown, SD

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Watertown, SD
  • 46Less than $100
  • 15$100 to $149
  • 84$150 to $199
  • 113$200 to $249
  • 96$250 to $299
  • 379$300 to $349
  • 359$350 to $399
  • 118$400 to $449
  • 314$450 to $499
  • 535$500 to $549
  • 363$550 to $599
  • 234$600 to $649
  • 114$650 to $699
  • 173$700 to $749
  • 58$750 to $799
  • 115$800 to $899
  • 59$900 to $999
  • 221$1,000 to $1,249
  • 92$1,250 to $1,499
  • 5$1,500 to $1,999
  • 4$2,000 to $2,499
  • 32$3,000 to $3,499
  • 94No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 891995 to March 2000
  • 821990 to 1994
  • 251985 to 1989
  • 231980 to 1984
  • 71975 to 1979
  • 01970 to 1974
  • 71965 to 1969
  • 50Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Watertown commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 787
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,052
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,725
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,604
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 457
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 62
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 212
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 36
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 33
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 137
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 137
  • 90 or more minutes: 144
Watertown, SD Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.8%
Number of people working at home: 318 (3.0% of all workers)

Watertown mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 9,117 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 820 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 66 (1%)
  • Taxi: 52 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 39 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 192 (2%)
  • Other means: 78 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 318 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 8,093
 Norwegian: 3,405
 Irish: 1,008
 Other groups: 899
 United States or American: 734
 English: 510
 Dutch: 437
 Swedish: 343
 Polish: 235
 French (except Basque): 227
 Danish: 174
 Czech: 158
 Scandinavian: 138
 Scottish: 122
 Italian: 122
 Belgian: 103
 Scotch-Irish: 102
 French Canadian: 86
 European: 66
 Canadian: 47
 Russian: 44
 Finnish: 31
 Swiss: 21
 Welsh: 13
 Croatian: 13
 Czechoslovakian: 11
 Latvian: 10
 Ukrainian: 10
 Hungarian: 10
 Slovene: 9
 Luxemburger: 8
 British: 7
 Subsaharan African:: 4
 Nigerian: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 23%Mexico
  • 21%Canada
  • 16%Germany
  • 14%Philippines
  • 10%Cuba
  • 9%Vietnam
  • 4%Other Northern Europe

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 14,864
  • Northeast: 197
  • Midwest: 3,729
  • South: 312
  • West: 827

54% of Watertown residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in South Dakota.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 46
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 25
  • 5th and 6th grade: 30
  • 7th and 8th grade: 468
  • 9th grade: 116
  • 10th grade: 168
  • 11th grade: 74
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 99
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,130
  • Less than 1 year of college: 357
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 797
  • Associate degree: 381
  • Bachelor's degree: 968
  • Master's degree: 247
  • Professional school degree: 215
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 37
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 7
  • 7th and 8th grade: 405
  • 9th grade: 86
  • 10th grade: 141
  • 11th grade: 115
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 120
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,514
  • Less than 1 year of college: 510
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,027
  • Associate degree: 604
  • Bachelor's degree: 918
  • Master's degree: 149
  • Professional school degree: 84
  • Doctorate degree: 6

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.7%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 14.9%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 25.0%Males
Watertown marital status for males
Watertown marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,737
  • One, attached: 207
  • Two: 423
  • 3 or 4: 522
  • 5 to 9: 485
  • 10 to 19: 245
  • 20 to 49: 407
  • 50 or more: 259
  • Mobile homes: 911

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,844

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Watertown:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 88.5%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 49.0%Electricity
  • 45.7%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 260
Here:

11.2%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 38
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 123
Here:

12.9%
South Dakota:

17.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)