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Watertown, South Dakota

Watertown is a city located in Codington County, South Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,237. It is the county seat of Codington County6.


\nWatertown is located at 44°54'12" North, 97°7'14" West (44.903433, -97.120437)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 59.8 km² (23.1 mi²). 39.4 km² (15.2 mi²) of it is land and 20.4 km² (7.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 34.04% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 20,237 people, 8,385 households, and 5,290 families residing in the city. The population density is 513.0/km² (1,328.9/mi²). There are 9,193 housing units at an average density of 233.1/km² (603.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.25% White, 0.14% African American, 1.65% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 8,385 households out of which 31.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% are married couples living together, 8.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% are non-families. 30.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.98. In the city the population is spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.9 males. The median income for a household in the city is $34,348, and the median income for a family is $44,944. Males have a median income of $30,436 versus $19,712 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,994. 9.3% of the population and 5.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.5% are under the age of 18 and 11.0% are 65 or older.