Watertown, SD

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Living in Watertown

Watertown is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 22,174 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Watertown is the fifth largest community in South Dakota.

Unlike some cities, Watertown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Watertown are a mix 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 (11.59%), sales jobs (11.27%), and management occupations (11.05%).

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 13.95 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Watertown citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.10% of adults in Watertown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Watertown in 2018 was $28,902, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,608 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.

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