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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: 10,288 (9,484 occupied: 5,715 owner occupied, 3,787 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

40%
State:

33%

Housing density: 676 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $260,743.

Median contract rent in 2016: $344 (lower quartile is $240, upper quartile is $453)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $636


Median gross rent in Watertown, SD in 2016: $401

Housing units in Watertown with a mortgage: 3,334 (49 second mortgage, 369 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,380

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $74,356

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $51,668

Median monthly housing costs: $721


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Watertown, South Dakota Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $171,435 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Watertown:

$171,435
South Dakota:

$160,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $117,195 - $237,964

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $199,203
Here:

$199,203
State:

$188,004

Townhouses or other attached units: $209,504
Here:

$209,504
State:

$199,867

In 2-unit structures: $163,645
Here:

$163,645
State:

$156,148

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,345
Here:

$117,345
State:

$125,675

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $179,729
Here:

$179,729
State:

$136,653

Mobile homes: $56,269
Here:

$56,269
State:

$55,898
Median year house/condo built: 1977

Median year apartment built: 1979

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,398
  • In family households: 16,756 (2,778 male householders, 2,643 female householders)
    4,228 spouses, 6,114 children (5,618 natural, 188 adopted, 307 stepchildren), 171 grandchildren, 109 brothers or sisters, 24 parents, 127 other relatives, 506 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,140 (1,690 male householders (1,305 living alone)), 2,409 female householders (1,982 living alone)), 1,045 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 531

Size of family households: 2,643 2-persons, 1,009 3-persons, 1,051 4-persons, 474 5-persons, 198 6-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,283 1-person, 627 2-persons, 136 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

3,703 married couples with children.
1,514 single-parent households (287 men, 1,227 women).

97.4% of residents of Watertown speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (91% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 70% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 301 (1.3%)
(65.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.2
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 18no bedroom
  • 561 bedroom
  • 1,0122 bedrooms
  • 2,3183 bedrooms
  • 1,7074 bedrooms
  • 5995+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

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

  • 465no bedroom
  • 7411 bedroom
  • 1,5752 bedrooms
  • 7793 bedrooms
  • 2524 bedrooms
  • 375+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 99no vehicle
  • 1,2111 vehicle
  • 2,4212 vehicles
  • 1,3823 vehicles
  • 3784 vehicles
  • 2105+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

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

  • 603no vehicle
  • 1,8001 vehicle
  • 1,0172 vehicles
  • 3443 vehicles
  • 204 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 181 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 323 rooms
  • 3524 rooms
  • 8585 rooms
  • 1,0096 rooms
  • 8767 rooms
  • 1,1038 rooms
  • 1,4929+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

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

  • 4891 room
  • 1202 rooms
  • 1,0243 rooms
  • 8954 rooms
  • 6015 rooms
  • 4146 rooms
  • 1277 rooms
  • 1028 rooms
  • 1259+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 682Less than $10,000
  • 501$10,000 to $14,999
  • 515$15,000 to $19,999
  • 337$20,000 to $24,999
  • 447$25,000 to $29,999
  • 677$30,000 to $34,999
  • 540$35,000 to $39,999
  • 573$40,000 to $44,999
  • 575$45,000 to $49,999
  • 693$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,063$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,619$75,000 to $99,999
  • 557$100,000 to $124,999
  • 180$125,000 to $149,999
  • 185$150,000 to $199,999
  • 288$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Watertown, SD

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Watertown, SD
  • 89Less than $10,000
  • 38$10,000 to $14,999
  • 44$15,000 to $19,999
  • 34$20,000 to $24,999
  • 50$25,000 to $29,999
  • 43$30,000 to $34,999
  • 17$35,000 to $39,999
  • 74$40,000 to $49,999
  • 151$50,000 to $59,999
  • 133$60,000 to $69,999
  • 122$70,000 to $79,999
  • 168$80,000 to $89,999
  • 169$90,000 to $99,999
  • 707$100,000 to $124,999
  • 510$125,000 to $149,999
  • 711$150,000 to $174,999
  • 680$175,000 to $199,999
  • 919$200,000 to $249,999
  • 459$250,000 to $299,999
  • 381$300,000 to $399,999
  • 108$400,000 to $499,999
  • 119$500,000 to $749,999
  • 24$750,000 to $999,999
  • 13$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Watertown, SD

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Watertown, SD
  • 21Less than $100
  • 52$150 to $199
  • 132$200 to $249
  • 78$250 to $299
  • 208$300 to $349
  • 279$350 to $399
  • 134$400 to $449
  • 431$450 to $499
  • 465$500 to $549
  • 416$550 to $599
  • 220$600 to $649
  • 171$650 to $699
  • 172$700 to $749
  • 230$750 to $799
  • 142$800 to $899
  • 126$900 to $999
  • 247$1,000 to $1,249
  • 125$1,250 to $1,499
  • 26$2,000 to $2,499
  • 6$3,000 to $3,499
  • 120No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 822010 or later
  • 662000 to 2009
  • 941990 to 1999
  • 481980 to 1989
  • 71970 to 1979
  • 57Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Watertown population
Watertown commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 959
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,829
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,852
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,556
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 282
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 156
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 241
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 11
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 52
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 140
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 81
  • 90 or more minutes: 316
Watertown, SD Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.6%
Number of people working at home: 353 (3.0% of all workers)

Watertown mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 12,410 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 1,255 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0%)
  • Taxi: 45 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 221 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 353 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 3,785
 Norwegian: 1,388
 American: 610
 English: 446
 Irish: 330
 Dutch: 301
 European: 182
 Polish: 148
 Scandinavian: 107
 Italian: 69
 Swedish: 65
 Czech: 53
 French (except Basque): 52
 Finnish: 48
 Greek: 41
 Hungarian: 37
 French Canadian: 34
 Danish: 34
 Luxemburger: 28
 Scottish: 28
 Ukrainian: 25
 Latvian: 20
 Welsh: 17
 Swiss: 15
 Pennsylvania German: 13
 Slovak: 13

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

  • 25%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 21%Mexico
  • 13%Korea
  • 12%Philippines
  • 7%Italy
  • 7%Romania
  • 5%Colombia

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

  • This state: 16,156
  • Other state: 5,760
  • Northeast: 135
  • Midwest: 4,043
  • South: 520
  • West: 1,035

82% of Watertown residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in South Dakota.

Watertown:

81.9%
State average:

84.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 101
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 15
  • 5th and 6th grade: 11
  • 7th and 8th grade: 131
  • 9th grade: 139
  • 10th grade: 52
  • 11th grade: 116
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 99
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,622
  • Less than 1 year of college: 421
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 991
  • Associate degree: 880
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,192
  • Master's degree: 147
  • Professional school degree: 98
  • Doctorate degree: 23

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 61
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 125
  • 9th grade: 75
  • 10th grade: 135
  • 11th grade: 108
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 53
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,622
  • Less than 1 year of college: 615
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,008
  • Associate degree: 1,125
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,427
  • Master's degree: 285
  • Professional school degree: 34
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.2%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 14.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 21.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 46.5%Males
  • 2.1%Females
Watertown marital status for males
Watertown marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,222
  • One, attached: 483
  • Two: 243
  • 3 or 4: 576
  • 5 to 9: 650
  • 10 to 19: 524
  • 20 to 49: 381
  • 50 or more: 307
  • Mobile homes: 893

Median worth of mobile homes: $34,935

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.5%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Watertown:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Watertown
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (83.0%)
  • Electricity (14.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Wood (0.1%)
  • Electricity (67.0%)
  • Utility gas (33.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 337
Here:

13.5%
South Dakota:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

2.1%
South Dakota:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 109
Here:

8.8%
South Dakota:

15.1%

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)