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Total population: 20,350 (Urban population: 19,665 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 685 (48 farm, 637 nonfarm))

Houses: 9,196 (8,389 occupied: 5,548 owner occupied, 2,841 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

39%

Housing density: 604 houses/condos per square mile


Median contract rent in 2009: $457 (lower quartile is $318, upper quartile is $538)


Median gross rent in Watertown, SD in 2009: $555


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: $61,455


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $36,776


Median monthly housing costs: $624





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Watertown, South Dakota Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $130,793 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Watertown:

$130,793
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,188 - $182,462

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $175,357
Here:

$175,357
State:

$158,814

Townhouses or other attached units: $125,513
Here:

$125,513
State:

$180,371

In 2-unit structures: $516,003
Here:

$516,003
State:

$197,622

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $90,200
Here:

$90,200
State:

$126,685

Mobile homes: $58,464
Here:

$58,464
State:

$34,151

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

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Watertown, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 38
  • 3 rooms: 133
  • 4 rooms: 553
  • 5 rooms: 1,181
  • 6 rooms: 948
  • 7 rooms: 895
  • 8 rooms: 790
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,010
  • 1 room: 126
  • 2 rooms: 317
  • 3 rooms: 575
  • 4 rooms: 944
  • 5 rooms: 450
  • 6 rooms: 234
  • 7 rooms: 78
  • 8 rooms: 52
  • 9 or more rooms: 65
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Watertown, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 185
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,128
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,477
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,460
  • 5+ bedrooms: 298
  • no bedroom: 186
  • 1 bedroom: 822
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,329
  • 3 bedrooms: 355
  • 4 bedrooms: 124
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Watertown, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 158
  • 1 vehicle: 1,329
  • 2 vehicles: 2,675
  • 3 vehicles: 1,009
  • 4 vehicles: 299
  • 5+ vehicles: 78
  • no vehicle: 479
  • 1 vehicle: 1,396
  • 2 vehicles: 763
  • 3 vehicles: 144
  • 4 vehicles: 51
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 186
  • 2000 to 2004: 641
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,606
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,395
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,530
  • 1960 to 1969: 622
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,070
  • 1940 to 1949: 489
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,255

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Watertown, SD house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Watertown, SD:

  • Less than $10,000: 53
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 27
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 50
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 65
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 39
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 37
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 41
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 97
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 217
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 186
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 189
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 241
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 291
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 859
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 863
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 734
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 428
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 577
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 260
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 171
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 77
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 78
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 0
  • $1,000,000 or more: 0
 


Watertown rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Watertown:

  • Less than $100: 21 people
  • $100 to $149: 60
  • $150 to $199: 108
  • $200 to $249: 194
  • $250 to $299: 154
  • $300 to $349: 122
  • $350 to $399: 211
  • $400 to $449: 225
  • $450 to $499: 178
  • $500 to $549: 413
  • $550 to $599: 402
  • $600 to $649: 291
  • $650 to $699: 230
  • $700 to $749: 216
  • $750 to $799: 73
  • $800 to $899: 183
  • $900 to $999: 125
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 222
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 12
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 0
  • $2,000 or more: 14
  • No cash rent: 105
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 89
  • 1990 to 1994: 82
  • 1985 to 1989: 25
  • 1980 to 1984: 23
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 50


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 commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 787
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3052
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3725
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1604
  • 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 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%)
 


Watertown, SD household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 943
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 652
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 725
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 773
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 508
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 658
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 586
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 581
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 379
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 886
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 733
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 453
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 254
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 144
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 18
  • $200,000 or more: 92
 

First ancestries reported:

 German: 8093
 Norwegian: 3405
 Irish: 1008
 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 (%):



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


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

  • This state: 14864
  • Northeast: 197
  • Midwest: 3729
  • 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 rate for White non-Hispanic males: 3.7%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 3.9%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 14.9%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 25.0%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 0.0%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $45,012
  • Black householders: $40,488
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $18,576
  • Asian householders: $23,228
  • Some other race householders: $39,757
  • Two or more races householders: $35,653
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $39,130
Watertown household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Watertown household income for Black householders
Watertown household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Watertown household income for Asian householders
Watertown household income for Some other race householders
Watertown household income for Two or more races householders
Watertown household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Watertown marital status for males
Watertown marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $138,257
  • Black or African American householders: $73,023
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $123,815
  • Some other race householders: $98,338
  • Two or more races householders: $97,364
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $111,644

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: $20,300


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:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Watertown
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (88.5%)
  • Electricity (9.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Electricity (49.0%)
  • Utility gas (45.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Solar energy (0.6%)



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 (Noninst.)


 

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