Watkins, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 953 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.3%
 
Males: 437  (45.9%)
Females: 516  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

33.1 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 55389.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,238 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Watkins:

$43,238
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,944 (it was $15,950 in 2000)

Watkins city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $109,853 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Watkins:

$109,853
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $120,325; detached houses: $129,022; townhouses or other attached units: $87,961; mobile homes: $16,540

Median gross rent in 2019: $511.

March 2019 cost of living index in Watkins: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.5%
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  • Races in Watkins, MN (2019)
    • 86190.1%White alone
    • 707.3%Hispanic
    • 192.0%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: German (59.7%), American (7.2%), Irish (3.6%), Swedish (2.5%), Norwegian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1160 feet

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 1,866 people per square mile   (low).

Watkins, Minnesota map

17 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,811 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,504 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (20.2 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (60.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (413.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Kimball, MN (2.3 miles ),
Eden Valley, MN (2.6 miles ),
Kingston, MN (3.1 miles),
South Haven, MN (3.1 miles ),
Fairhaven, MN (3.1 miles ),
Cold Spring, MN (3.1 miles ),
Richmond, MN (3.3 miles ),
Rockville, MN (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 45.32 N, Longitude: 94.41 W

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in Watkins, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Watkins, MN in 2019
Watkins satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $143,100
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $186,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $167,300
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $208,900
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $211,600
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $226,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Watkins, MN residents
Average permit cost in Watkins, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in Watkins, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (8.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Food (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Watkins, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.1%)
  • Carpenters (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)

Average climate in Watkins, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.2. This is about average.

City:

64.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.54. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.54
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Watkins-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Watkins city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Watkins-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 44% 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 82.8 miles away from Watkins center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.6 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 257.0 miles away from the city 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 123.3 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 36.2 miles away from Watkins center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 284.2 miles away from Watkins center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Meeker County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Watkins topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Watkins:

  • HILLTOP CARE CENTER (410 LUELLA STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Watkins:

  • AUGUSTANA HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; LITCHFIELD, MN)
  • EMMANUEL HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LITCHFIELD, MN)
  • ANNANDALE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ANNANDALE, MN)
  • MEEKER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; LITCHFIELD, MN)
  • PAYNESVILLE AREA HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; PAYNESVILLE, MN)
  • PAYNESVILLE GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PAYNESVILLE, MN)

Airports located in Watkins:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watkins:

  • College of Saint Benedict (about 18 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 20 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 21 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 22 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Ridgewater College (about 35 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 52 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,515)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 53 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)

Public school in Watkins:

  • WATKINS ELEMENTARY (Location: 161 SCHOOL AVE, Grades: PK-KG)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Watkins: Watkins Village Hall (A), Watkins Police Department (B), Watkins Fire Department (C), Watkins Village Hall (D), Watkins Police Department (E), Watkins Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Watkins: Church of Saint Anthony (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Eugene McCarthy - (born 1916), politician.

Meeker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.3%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
60 people in nursing homes in 2000
11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Watkins (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank of Watkins: Farmers State Bank Of Watkins at Meeker And Second Avenue, branch established on 1914/10/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $37.7 mil, Deposits: $32.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Neisen Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Watkins:

Marital status in Watkins, MN
  • Never married: 37.8%
  • Now married: 38.0%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Watkins:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Watkins
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Watkins, MN (based on Meeker County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,34115
Catholic5,9467
Evangelical Protestant2,88921
Other-1
None7,124-
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
Meeker County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Meeker County:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Meeker County:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Meeker County:

7.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Meeker County:

29.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.3%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Watkins:

47.3%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Watkins:

23.7%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.0%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Watkins:

53.3%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.7%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Watkins, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 2$10,489$62,9340$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,670$56,04011$1,802
Totals for Government 3$15,159$60,63611$1,802

Watkins government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $72,000 ($75.55)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $221,000 ($231.90)
    General - Other: $219,000 ($229.80)
    Water Utilities: $214,000 ($224.55)
    Regular Highways: $141,000 ($147.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $102,000 ($107.03)
    Police Protection: $95,000 ($99.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000 ($96.54)
    Health - Other: $91,000 ($95.49)
    Financial Administration: $73,000 ($76.60)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000 ($38.82)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($6.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($4.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $167,000 ($175.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $439,000 ($460.65)
    General - Other: $112,000 ($117.52)
    Health - Other: $48,000 ($50.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($14.69)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($7.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($11.54)

Watkins government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $271,000 ($284.37)
    Sewerage: $251,000 ($263.38)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($38.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($33.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $104,000 ($109.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $132,000 ($138.51)
    Special Assessments: $104,000 ($109.13)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.05)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $203,000 ($213.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $292,000 ($306.40)
    Other: $62,000 ($65.06)
  • Tax - Property: $544,000 ($570.83)
    Other License: $10,000 ($10.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($4.20)

Watkins government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,428,000 ($4646.38)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,290,000 ($4501.57)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $264,000 ($277.02)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,000 ($131.16)

6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Stearns County, MN  0.98% ($48,700 average AGI)
to McLeod County, MN  0.97% ($43,899)
to Wright County, MN  0.93% ($68,259)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watkins:

  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXSS (1390 AM; 3 kW; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watkins:

  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHMH-FM (101.7 FM; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KVSC (88.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKJM (92.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, ST. CLOUD)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCFB (91.5 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC)
  • KCML (99.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES INC)
  • KLZZ (103.7 FM; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KLCI (106.1 FM; ELK RIVER, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO LLC)
  • KARP-FM (106.9 FM; DASSEL, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKSR (96.7 FM; SARTELL, MN; Owner: SARTELL FM, INC.)
  • KDDG (105.5 FM; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KKLN (94.1 FM; ATWATER, MN; Owner: FLAGSHIP BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Watkins:

  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K19BG (Channel 19; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCMN-LP (Channel 13; ST. CLOUD-SARTELL, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.3mTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 4,333Total average daily traffic
  • 169Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,773Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Christopher B Page, 16092 Meeker-Swtearns St. (Lat: 45.328667 Lon: -94.443722), Type: 99.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc. Through American Towers, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, , Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508
  • ROBERT L STANCER, 16092 Meeker-Swtearns St. (Lat: 45.328667 Lon: -94.443722), Type: 99.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Nextel Communications, Bob.Stancer@nextel.Com, , Bloom-ingtoon, Phone: (952) 703-5926
  • Eric B Didawick, 16092 Meeker-Swtearns St. (Lat: 45.328667 Lon: -94.443722), Type: 99.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc., Eric.Didawick@spectrasite.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 465-6647
  • Willette L Prince, 16092 Meeker-Swtearns St. (Lat: 45.328667 Lon: -94.443722), Type: 99.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc., Eric.Didawick@spectrasite.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 465-6647
  • Bridget Carter, 16092 Meeker-Swtearns St. (Lat: 45.328667 Lon: -94.443722), Type: 99.0, Structure height: 27145 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc. Through American Towers, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, , Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Along Soo Tracks 3.1 Mi Nw (Lat: 45.325528 Lon: -94.472500), Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WNXX340,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.770 MHz, 161.085 MHz, 161.370 MHz, 161.520 MHz, Grant Date: 09/16/2011, Expiration Date: 11/22/2021, Registrant: Canadian Pacific Railway, 5th Floor - 120 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (403) 319-6007, Fax: (612) 851-5688, Email:
  • 450 Central Avenue North (Lat: 45.319444 Lon: -94.412500), Type: Tank, Structure height: 40 m, Call Sign: WPTE412,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.037 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2011, Expiration Date: 09/10/2021, Certifier: Greg Stang, Registrant: National Licens Corporation, 9050 Briarclift Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (317) 841-3328
  • 410 Luella St (Lat: 45.322111 Lon: -94.411917), Call Sign: WRAW331,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.237 MHz, 456.237 MHz, 451.337 MHz, 456.337 MHz, 451.537 MHz, 456.537 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2018, Expiration Date: 03/22/2028, Certifier: Megan Ludwig, Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (952) 469-5400, Fax: (952) 469-0170, Email:
  • 63551 Hwy 55 (Lat: 45.309389 Lon: -94.487667), Call Sign: WRDK730,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.325 MHz, 468.325 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2019, Expiration Date: 05/21/2029, Certifier: Jeff Pauly, Registrant: Two Way Communications, Inc., 426 1st Avenue Se, Hutchinson, MN 55350, Phone: (320) 587-9656, Fax: (320) 587-9724, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: WB0ABU, Licensee ID: L01193497, Grant Date: 09/28/2016, Expiration Date: 11/04/2026, Registrant: Paul M Ludwig, 15251 Co Rd 165, Watkins, MN 55389
  • Call Sign: KE0WHE, Licensee ID: L02279595, Grant Date: 07/18/2019, Expiration Date: 07/18/2029, Certifier: Henrik E Pedersen, Registrant: Henrik E Pedersen, 66264 - 362nd Street, Watkins, MN 55389

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7807E , Serial Number: 17607, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 08/17/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 12/28/1967
    Registrant (Individual): J Donald Erpelding, 16714 143rd Ave, Watkins, MN 55389
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 111 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9442R , Serial Number: R18200706, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 11/20/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 08/16/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Jeff D Pauly, 63551 Highway 55, Watkins, MN 55389

Most common first names in Watkins, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2280.4 years
Mary1882.3 years
Joseph1581.6 years
William1479.6 years
Anna1286.5 years
Frank1178.9 years
Arthur1079.0 years
Raymond979.1 years
George979.7 years
Henry884.7 years
Most common last names in Watkins, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schreiner1580.4 years
Loch1276.0 years
Kuechle1182.7 years
Dockendorf1184.7 years
Klein1184.4 years
Becker1072.5 years
Geislinger978.1 years
Ertl978.4 years
Donnay981.8 years
Winter883.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Watkins, MN
  • 81.3%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Watkins, MN
  • 56.3%Utility gas
  • 32.6%Electricity
  • 9.6%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Other fuel


Watkins compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2021.