Watkins, Minnesota Population 2024

1,062

Watkins is a city located in Meeker County and Stearns County Minnesota. Watkins has a 2024 population of 1,062. Watkins is currently growing at a rate of 1.72% annually and its population has increased by 7.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 990 in 2020.

The average household income in Watkins is $72,482 with a poverty rate of 6.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Watkins is 34.8 years, 36.6 years for males, and 32 years for females.

Watkins Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watkins was:

  • White: 96.27%
  • Two or more races: 3.37%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Other race: 0.12%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,544.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.27% (72)
The current population of Watkins, Minnesota is 1,062 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 990.

Watkins, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White80096.27%
Two or more races283.37%
Native American20.24%
Other race10.12%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Watkins Population by Race

Watkins Population Pyramid 2024

Watkins Median Age

34.8

Total

36.6

Male

32

Female

Watkins Adults

There are 593 adults, (137 of whom are seniors) in Watkins.

Watkins Age Dependency

82.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Watkins Sex Ratio

Female41249.58%
Male41950.42%

Watkins Population by Age

Watkins Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3182.4562.637.4
Non Family1301.1339.260.8
Married1033.3883.516.5
Male563.047525
Female293.96931

3.15

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Watkins Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade315.72%
9th to 12th Grade499.04%
High School Graduate23743.73%
Some College13124.17%
Associates Degree5810.7%
Bachelors Degree224.06%
Graduate Degree142.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Watkins Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watkins Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White48644036
Hispanic3100
2+ Races22200
Native American220
Other Race100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.41%.

Watkins Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,357$54,545$33,800
Less Than 9th Grade$33,438$50,000$32,891
High School Graduate$46,161$50,714$45,446
Some College$44,583$71,250$32,639
Bachelors Degree$58,125$0$58,750
Graduate Degree$76,786$0$0

$45,357

Average Earnings

$54,545

Average Male

$33,800

Average Female

Watkins Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watkins Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Watkins Language

91.49% of Watkins residents speak only English, while 8.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.09% of the population.

Watkins Language

Watkins Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White679497.22%

6.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.19%

Male Poverty Rate

4.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watkins

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watkins is White, with 7.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watkins is White, with 7.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.25%.

Watkins Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.51%
Less Than 9th Grade8.57%
Some College1.64%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Watkins Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.61%
Female Employed1.5%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Watkins Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watkins Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$62,500$72,482
Families$85,000$90,358
Married Families$101,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,667$38,378

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Watkins Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.9%

Male Marriage Rate

35.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Watkins Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Watkins Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Watkins Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Watkins Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

42

Number of Veterans

38

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War11
Korea11
Vietnam10
Second Gulf War6
World War II0

Watkins Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5419
75+19
65 to 743
55 to 641
18 to 340

Watkins Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White407.12%
Native American2100%

Watkins Veterans by Race

Watkins Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

64.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watkins Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

0.7%

Unemployment Rate

Watkins Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Watkins Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Watkins Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.57%

Born in Watkins

96.99%

Native Born

3.01%

Foreign Born

3.01%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.99% of Watkins residents were born in the United States, with 88.57% having been born in Minnesota. 3.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Watkins Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,152181.59%
20281,134181.61%
20271,116181.64%
20261,098181.67%
20251,080181.69%
20241,062181.72%
20231,044181.75%
20221,02600%
20211,026363.64%
2020990394.1%
2019951171.82%
2018934-4-0.43%
201793840.43%
2016934-2-0.21%
2015936-7-0.74%
2014943-3-0.32%
2013946-1-0.11%
2012947-8-0.84%
2011955-8-0.83%
201096300%

Watkins Population by Year