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Watertown Minnesota Community Guide

Watertown Minnesota population sign Location of Watertown, Minnesota

 Watertown (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,390 1,818 2,408 3,029 4,205 +1,176 +38.82
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.60 0.99 1.15 1.68 1.68 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,316.7 1,836.4 2,093.9 1,808.0 2503.0 +694.98 +38.44
Housing Units 455 683 915 1,100 1,697 +597 +54.27
Households -- 658 848 1,078 1,564 +486 +45.08
Persons Per Household -- 2.68 2.74 2.71 2.69 -0.02 -0.74


Watertown is a city in Carver County, Minnesota, along the South Fork of the Crow River. State Highway 25 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.64 square miles (6.84 km2), of which, 2.59 square miles (6.71 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.  The elevation is 935 ft (285 m above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 4,205 people, 1,564 households, and 1,075 families living in the city. The population density was 1,623.6 inhabitants per square mile (626.9/km2). There were 1,697 housing units at an average density of 655.2 per square mile (253.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 1,564 households of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 29.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

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WATERTOWN, first settled in 1856, organized April 13, 1858, received this name "because of the township's large water supply," by five or six lakes and the South fork of the Crow River. The city of Watertown, located on the Crow River, platted in 1858, was incorporated February 26, 1877. It merged with Chanhassen Township on May 8, 1967. A number of industries developed there, including sorghum, saw, and flour mills, plow works, hotels, a creamery, and a brewery; it had a station of the Electric Short Line. Its post office was established in Hennepin County in 1856 and moved to Carver County in 1857.

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Birds eye view, Watertown Minnesota, 1910's
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Watertown City Hall
309 Lewis Avenue S
PO Box 279
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-2681
Fax: (952) 955-2695

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday

City Council Meetings:
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm

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City Hall, Watertown Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Steve Washburn
549 Raleigh Circle
Watertown, MN 55388
Email (952) 955-2258
City Manager appointed Shane Fineran
309 Lewis Avenue S
Watertown, MN 55388
Email (952) 955-2681
Council Member 12/31/2022 Lindsay Guetzkow
145 Arnica Drive
Watertown, MN 55388
Email (952) 221-9586
Council Member 12/31/2022 Michael Walters
821 Quail Parkway
Watertown, MN 55388
Email (952) 270-6018
Council Member 12/31/2020 Adam Pawelk
1330 Landings Lane
Watertown, MN 55388
Email (952) 201-8176
Council Member 12/31/2020 Deborah Everson
309 Angel Avenue NW
Watertown, MN 55388
Email (763) 226-8364

Post Office:
US Post Office
402 Lewis Avenue S
Watertown, MN
(952) 955-2300
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday           9:30 am - 11:00 am  

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy   (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas Xcel Energy   (800) 895-4999
Wastewater Watertown Municipal (952) 955-2681
Water Watertown Municipal (952) 955-2681
Telephone Frontier Communication (800) 921-8101
Cable TV Charter Communication (888) 438-2427
Sanitation Randy's Environmental Services, Inc. (763) 972-3335

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Watertown School District #111 Elementary & Secondary Schools 210

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Health Care:
Catalyst Medical Clinic
204 Lewis Avenue S, Suite 201
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-1963

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Lakeview Clinic
313 Territorial Street E
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-1921

The clinic is a full service clinic providing family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and complete x-ray facilities, and clinical laboratory.  Additional specialty services are available on a regular schedule through Lakeview Clinic, Waconia.

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Lakeview Clinic, Watertown Minnesota

Watertown Mayer Public Schools
Independent School District #111

1001 Highway 25 NW
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-0480
Fax: (952) 955-0481

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  1,600

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Watertown Mayer Public Schools
Watertown-Mayer High School
1001 Highway 25 NW
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-0600
Fax: (952) 955-0601

Grades:  9-12
Students:  500

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Watertown-Mayer High School, Watertown Minnesota
Watertown-Mayer Middle School
1001 Highway 25 NW
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-0400
Fax: (952) 955-0401

Grades:  6-8
Students:  350

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Watertown-Mayer High School, Watertown Minnesota
Watertown Mayer Elementary School
500 Paul Avenue
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-0300
Fax: (952) 955-0301

Grades:  K-5
Students:  575

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Watertown Mayer Elementary School, Watertown Minnesota
Christ Community Lutheran School
512 County Road 10 SE
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-1419
Fax: (952) 955-1424

Grades:  PK-8
Students:  110

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Christ Community Lutheran School, Watertown Minnesota

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
109 Angel Avenue NW
PO Box 548
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-1458

Pastor:  Fr. Jim Devorak
Sunday Service:  8:00 am, 10:30 am

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Watertown Minnesota
Peace Lutheran Church - LCMC
600 Kristi Lane
PO Box 817
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-3434

Pastor:  David W. Hanson
Sunday Service:  9:00 am

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Peace Lutheran Church, Watertown Minnesota
St. Peter Lutheran Church - LCMS
3030 Navajo Avenue
PO Box 508
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-1679

Pastor:  William Kirmsse
Sunday Service:  9:00 am

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St. Peter Lutheran Church, Watertown Minnesota
St. Paul's Lutheran Church - LCMS
505 Westminister Avenue SW
PO Box 697
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-1498

Pastor:  George Morris
Sunday Service:  8:00 am, 10:30 am

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St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Watertown Minnesota
Trinity Lutheran Church - ELCA
513 Madison Street SE
PO Box 1177
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-1891

Pastor:  Jeffrey M. Engholm
Sunday Service:  9:00 am

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Trinity Lutheran Church, Watertown Minnesota
Watertown Evangelical Free Church  - EFCA
509 Jefferson Avenue SW
PO Box 1207
Watertown, MN 55388
Phone: (952) 955-1745

Pastor:  Dan Osborn
Sunday Service:  9:30 am

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Watertown Evangelical Free Church, Watertown Minnesota

Sun Patriot Newspapers
8 South Elm Street
PO Box 5
Waconia, MN 55387
Phone: (952) 442-4414
Fax: (952) 442-1272

Serving Waconia, Watertown, Mayer, Norwood Young America, and Cologne

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