Watertown, SD
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Watertown profile

Living in Watertown

Watertown is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 22,722 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Watertown is the fifth largest community in South Dakota.

Watertown real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Watertown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Watertown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Watertown is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Watertown who work in office and administrative support (12.64%), management occupations (11.14%), and sales jobs (11.04%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Watertown spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Watertown is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.82% of adults 25 and older in Watertown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Watertown in 2018 was $29,346, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,384 for a family of four. However, Watertown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Watertown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Watertown residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Watertown include German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Watertown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.