Watkins, Minnesota Population 2021

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Watkins is a city located in Meeker County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 989, it is the 356th largest city in Minnesota and the 10333rd largest city in the United States . Watkins is currently growing at a rate of 1.85% annually and its population has increased by 2.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 962 in 2010. Watkins reached it's highest population of 989 in 2021. Spanning over 1 miles, Watkins has a population density of 1,417 people per square mile.

The average household income in Watkins is $52,230 with a poverty rate of 8.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $492 per month, and the median house value is $99,700. The median age in Watkins is 32.8 years, 34.5 years for males, and 31.9 years for females.

Watkins Demographics

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

  • White: 98.20%
  • Two or more races: 1.80%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Watkins, Minnesota is 989 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 935.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 962.

Watkins, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White92798.20%
Two or More Races171.80%
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Watkins Population by Race

Watkins Population Pyramid $2021

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Watkins Median Age

32.8


Total

34.5


Male

31.9


Female

Watkins Adults

There are 682 adults, (168 of whom are seniors) in Watkins.

Watkins Age Dependency

83.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51

Child Dependency Ratio

Watkins Sex Ratio

Female

510

54.03%

Male

434

45.97%

Watkins Population by Age

Watkins Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watkins Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married96.9%3.1%
All67.7%32.3%
Female57.1%42.9%
Non Family56.4%43.6%
Male46.7%53.3%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watkins Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4182.1467.7
Non Family2181.1156.4
Married1273.1696.9
Male453.5146.7
Female283.3257.1

3.11

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Watkins Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade233.85%
9th to 12th Grade7312.23%
High School Graduate24340.70%
Some College12921.61%
Associates Degree7712.90%
Bachelors Degree416.87%
Graduate Degree111.84%
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Watkins Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watkins Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White55549052
Hispanic324
2+ Races107

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.37%.

Watkins Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,375$49,808$27,778
Less Than 9th Grade$29,444$48,611$28,333
High School Graduate$42,917$48,824$34,250
Some College$31,563$53,750$25,764
Bachelors Degree$50,833$70,500$18,125
Graduate Degree$54,063$$

$39,375

Average Earnings

$49,808

Average Male

$27,778

Average Female

Watkins Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watkins Language by Age

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Watkins Language

95.38% of Watkins residents speak only English, while 4.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.28% of the population.

Watkins Language

Watkins Poverty by Race

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8.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.05%

Male Poverty Rate

8.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watkins

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watkins is White, with 9.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watkins is White, with 9.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.21%.

Watkins Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School18.31%
Less Than 9th Grade13.95%
Some College4.37%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Watkins Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed3.45%
Male Employed3.23%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Watkins Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watkins Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,333$52,230
Families$66,875$72,038
Married Families$79,931-
Non Families$23,646$31,291
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Income by Household Type

Watkins Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Watkins Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Watkins Marital Status by Race

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Watkins Marital Status

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43

Number of Veterans

43

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
World War II14
Second Gulf War7
Korea6
Vietnam6
First Gulf War

Watkins Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+26
65 to 746
55 to 644
35 to 544
18 to 343

Watkins Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White436.40%
Hispanic412.50%

Watkins Veterans by Race

Watkins Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watkins Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Watkins Employment by Age

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Watkins Employment by Race

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Watkins Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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93.54%

Born in Watkins

98.09%

Native Born

1.91%

Foreign Born

1.91%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.09% of Watkins residents were born in the United States, with 93.54% having been born in Minnesota. 1.91% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021989181.85%
2020971181.89%
2019953181.93%
2018935-4-0.43%
201793950.54%
2016934-2-0.21%
2015936-7-0.74%
2014943-3-0.32%
2013946-1-0.11%
2012947-8-0.84%
2011955-8-0.83%
20109630.00%

Watkins Population by Year