Watertown Township, Carver County, Minnesota

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Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°56′46″N93°49′14″W / 44.94611°N 93.82056°W / 44.94611; -93.82056 Coordinates: 44°56′46″N93°49′14″W / 44.94611°N 93.82056°W / 44.94611; -93.82056
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carver
Area
  Total34.5 sq mi (89.3 km2)
  Land32.6 sq mi (84.3 km2)
  Water1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
Elevation
968 ft (295 m)
Population
  Total1,432
  Density44.0/sq mi (17.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55388
Area code(s) 952
FIPS code 27-68566 [1]
GNIS feature ID0665931 [2]

Watertown Township is a township in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,432 as of the 2000 census. [3]

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.

2000 United States Census 22nd determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000

The Twenty-second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.2% over the 248,709,873 people enumerated during the 1990 Census. This was the twenty-second federal census and was at the time the largest civilly administered peacetime effort in the United States.

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History

Watertown Township was organized in 1858, and named from the numerous bodies of water within its borders. [4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.5 square miles (89.3 km²), of which 32.5 square miles (84.3 km²) is land and 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²) (5.62%) is water.

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.

The entire city of Watertown and a portion of the city of Mayer are located within the township geographically but are separate entities.

Watertown, Minnesota City in Minnesota, United States

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.

Mayer, Minnesota City in Minnesota, United States

Mayer is a city in Carver County, Minnesota, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The population was 1,749 at the 2010 census.

Lakes

Adjacent townships

Franklin Township, Wright County, Minnesota Township in Minnesota, United States

Franklin Township is a township in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The township population was 2,774 at the 2000 census.

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

Laketown Township is a township in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,331 as of the 2000 census.

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

Waconia Township is a township in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,284 as of the 2000 census.

Cemeteries

The township contains these two cemeteries: Saint Paul's Catholic and Zion.

Major highways

Minnesota State Highway 7 highway in Minnesota

Minnesota State Highway 7, or Trunk Highway 7, is a state highway in Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with MN 28 near Beardsley and continues east to its terminus with MN 100 and County Road 25 (CR 25) in St. Louis Park. The highway runs east–west for approximately 194.2 miles (312.5 km) through mostly rural farmland in the central part of the state. On its western end, it is part of the Minnesota River Scenic Byway where it runs northwest–southeast along the Minnesota River and associated lakes near the border with the adjoining state of South Dakota. For roughly 24 miles (39 km) of its route, it runs concurrently with U.S. Highway 59 (US 59) between Appleton and Montevideo. In Montevideo, the highway turns to the east cutting across the state. It passes through several small towns before entering the Twin Cities metropolitan area. In the metro area, MN 7 follows an expressway through several suburbs before terminating in St. Louis Park. Two different segments have been listed on the National Highway System, system of roads considered important to the country.

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

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 1,432 people, 478 households, and 393 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.0 people per square mile (17.0/km²). There were 485 housing units at an average density of 14.9/sq mi (5.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.88% White, 0.28% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.56% Asian, and 0.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 478 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.1% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,083, and the median income for a family was $67,679. Males had a median income of $42,250 versus $30,724 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,005. About 3.4% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

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References

  1. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. United States Census Bureau American FactFinder - Watertown Township total population
  4. Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 84.