|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Watertown is 22,722. Watertown, South Dakota is the 1,689th largest city in the US.
Watertown is located entirely in Codington County.
The current population of Watertown (22,722) is it's peak population.
Watertown has grown 12.1% since the 2000. Watertown, South Dakota's growth is about average. 43% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Watertown has a population density of 1,231.3 people per square mile.
|1684||Prairie Village, Kansas||22,878||3.6%|
|1686||Bonney Lake, Washington||22,848||92.4%|
|1687||Laguna Beach, California||22,795||-4.1%|
|1689||Watertown, South Dakota||22,722||12.1%|
|1691||Machesney Park, Illinois||22,709||9.1%|
The total voting age population of Watertown, South Dakota, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 16,592. The voting age population is 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.4% of the residents of Watertown are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Watertown are 93.5% White, 2.7% American Indian, 2.2% Two or more races, 1.0% Black, 0.5% Asian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 2.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Watertown, 14.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 18.4%. On a per-household basis, 9.6% of families are below the poverty line in Watertown.
Among those aged 16 and older, 70.3% of Watertown residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.6% of Watertown residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 22.1% have a bachelor's degree and 5.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Watertown residents aged 5 and older, 2.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Watertown is 2.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Watertown, 10.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Watertown is $50,971.
In Watertown, 60.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 39.9% of housing units in Watertown.
Of all the housing units in Watertown, 15.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Watertown, 20.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Watertown is $760.
In Watertown, 81.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.