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Watson Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Watson Minnesota population sign Location of Watson, Minnesota

Population: 
 Watson (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 228 238 211 209 205 -4 -1.91
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.10 0.10 0.17 0.18 0.18 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,280.0 2,380.0 1,241.2 1,186.4 1,138.9 -47.11 -3.97
Housing Units 97 112 108 98 102 +4 +4.08
Households -- 98 88 86 90 +4 +4.65
Persons Per Household -- 2.43 2.40 2.43 2.29 -0.14 -6.11

Geography:

Watson is a city in Chippewa County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 59 and Minnesota State Highway 7 (co-signed) serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,030 ft (314 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 209 people, 86 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,186.3 people per square mile (448.3/km˛). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 556.3/sq mi (210.2/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 95.69% White, 0.96% Asian, 3.35% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.35% of the population.

There were 86 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 113.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,688, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $25,781 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,617. About 7.1% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 32.0% of those sixty five or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

WATSON, a city in Tunsberg Township, sections 21 and 28, platted in August 1879 and incorporated as a village on May 24, 1883, was named by officers of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad company and was developed when a branch of the railroad came through the village; the station was first named Myers. The Watson Farmers Elevator was built in 1886, possibly the first cooperative elevator in the United States; it was deemed unsafe in 1993 and removed in a controlled burn by the Watson Fire Department. Rasmus Adamson, a blacksmith, was the first resident; the post office opened in 1879, at which time the post offices of Reesor and Wren were closed; Watson's Municipal Liquor Store was organized in 1940 when the county went "wet" and became a main attraction of the town.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Watson City Hall
Watson, MN 56295
 
Mayor Jason Avelsgaard n/a
City Clerk Loisjean Fossen
PO Box 7
Watson, MN 56295
(320) 269-8543
Treasurer Marcie Radtke n/a
Council Member Mark Radtke n/a
Council Member Kevin Norman n/a
Council Member Mike Huntley n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
501 County Road 9
Watson, MN
56295-5000
Phone:
(320) 269-7623
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
                        12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Saturday           10:00 am - 12:30 pm
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            2:45 pm
Saturday                12:30 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a n/a
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone n/a n/a
Cable TV n/a n/a

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