Watertown, Minnesota

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Watertown
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Downtown Watertown
Motto(s): 
"Heart of the Luce Line Trail."
Carver County Minnesota Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Watertown Highlighted.svg
Location of the city of Watertown
within Carver County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°57′45″N93°50′51″W / 44.96250°N 93.84750°W / 44.96250; -93.84750
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carver
Area
[1]
  Total2.67 sq mi (6.92 km2)
  Land2.63 sq mi (6.80 km2)
  Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation
935 ft (285 m)
Population
  Total4,205
  Estimate 
(2017) [3]
4,386
  Density1,670.22/sq mi (644.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55388
Area code(s) 952
FIPS code 27-68548 [4]
GNIS feature ID0653835 [5]
Website www.ci.watertown.mn.us

Watertown is a city in Carver County, Minnesota, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The population was 4,205 at the 2010 census. [6]

Carver County, Minnesota County in the United States

Carver County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 91,042. Its county seat is Chaska. Carver County is named for explorer Jonathan Carver, who in 1766–67, traveled from Boston to the Minnesota River, and wintered among the Sioux near the site of New Ulm.

Minnesota State of the United States of America

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord.

Crow River (Minnesota) river in United States of America

The Crow River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in south-central Minnesota in the United States. It drains a watershed of 2,756 square miles (7,140 km2).

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History

Watertown was platted in 1858, and incorporated in 1877. [7] The city took its name from Watertown Township. [7]

Plat scale map showing the divisions of a piece of land

In the United States, a plat is a map, drawn to scale, showing the divisions of a piece of land. United States General Land Office surveyors drafted township plats of Public Lands Surveys to show the distance and bearing between section corners, sometimes including topographic or vegetation information. City, town or village plats show subdivisions into blocks with streets and alleys. Further refinement often splits blocks into individual lots, usually for the purpose of selling the described lots; this has become known as subdivision.

Watertown Township, Carver County, Minnesota Township in Minnesota, United States

Watertown Township is a township in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,432 as of the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.64 square miles (6.84 km2), of which, 2.59 square miles (6.71 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water. [8]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Minnesota State Highway 25 serves as a main route in Watertown.

Minnesota State Highway 25 (MN 25) is a highway in Minnesota, which runs from its interchange with U.S. Highway 169 in Belle Plaine and continues north to its intersection with State Highway 210 in Brainerd.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880 316
1890 36214.6%
1900 49035.4%
1910 465−5.1%
1920 53414.8%
1930 59411.2%
1940 73724.1%
1950 83713.6%
1960 1,04625.0%
1970 1,39032.9%
1980 1,81830.8%
1990 2,40832.5%
2000 3,02925.8%
2010 4,20538.8%
Est. 20174,386 [3] 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
Watertown City Hall 2009-0713-Watertown-CH.jpg
Watertown City Hall

Watertown is positioned in Carver County, located as part of the 11 County Metropolitan Area. According to www.greatermsp.org, this 11 County area is home to the world's 58th largest economy.

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 4,205 people, 1,564 households, and 1,075 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,623.6 inhabitants per square mile (626.9/km2). There were 1,697 housing units at an average density of 655.2 per square mile (253.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 1,564 households of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.22.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 29.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 3,029 people, 1,078 households, and 775 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,808.0 people per square mile (696.1/km²). There were 1,100 housing units at an average density of 656.6 per square mile (252.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.69% White, 0.33% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 1,078 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,500, and the median income for a family was $56,136. Males had a median income of $37,277 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,918. About 4.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  3. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved March 24, 2018.
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  7. 1 2 Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 84.
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Coordinates: 44°57′49″N93°50′50″W / 44.96361°N 93.84722°W / 44.96361; -93.84722