Watertown, South Dakota, micropolitan area

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Map of South Dakota highlighting the Watertown Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The Watertown Micropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in South Dakota, anchored by the city of Watertown. As of the 2000 census, the μSA had a population of 31,437 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 31,922). [1]

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.

South Dakota State of the United States of America

South Dakota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes, who compose a large portion of the population and historically dominated the territory. South Dakota is the seventeenth largest by area, but the fifth smallest by population and the 5th least densely populated of the 50 United States. As the southern part of the former Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with North Dakota. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Falls, with a population of about 187,200, is South Dakota's largest city.

Watertown, South Dakota City in South Dakota, United States

Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 21,482 at the 2010 census. It is the fifth largest city in South Dakota. It is also the principal city of the Watertown Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Codington and Hamlin counties.

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Castlewood, South Dakota City in South Dakota, United States

Castlewood is a city in Hamlin County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Watertown, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 627 at the 2010 census.

Estelline, South Dakota City in South Dakota, United States

Estelline is a city in Hamlin County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Watertown, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 768 at the 2010 census. The current mascot for Estelline HS is the Redhawks.

Bryant, South Dakota City in South Dakota, United States

Bryant is a city in Hamlin County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Watertown, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 456 at the 2010 census.

Demographics

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 31,437 people, 12,405 households, and 8,329 families residing within the μSA. The racial makeup of the μSA was 97.05% White, 0.13% African American, 1.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

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The median income for a household in the μSA was $35,054, and the median income for a family was $43,332. Males had a median income of $29,363 versus $20,619 for females. The per capita income for the μSA was $17,872.

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