Watertown Codington County, South Dakota

Watertown: City in and county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States

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Watertown is a city located in the county of Codington in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Its population at the 2010 census was 21,482 and a population density of 320 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 22,174 inhabitants.

The city was created 142 years ago in 1878.


Watertown is located at 44°53'58"N 97°6'54"W (44.8994100, -97.1150700).

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Watertown Quick Facts

Population : 22,174 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : South Dakota (United States)
County : Codington County
Postal code : 57201
Phone Area Codes : 605
Area : 67.08 km2
Altitude : 1,732 feet / 528 meters
Capital city : Watertown is capital of Codington County
Establishment : January 01, 1879 (142 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 05:55:50 (15th June 2021)
Density : 331 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 3.12% (2010-2019)


The population of Watertown increased by 3.12% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 21,482 - census
2011 21,676 0.89% estimation process
2012 21,834 0.72% estimation process
2013 22,003 0.77% estimation process
2014 22,076 0.33% estimation process
2015 22,047 -0.13% estimation process
2016 22,169 0.55% estimation process
2017 22,246 0.35% estimation process
2018 22,180 -0.3% estimation process
2019 22,174 -0.03% estimation process

Watertown zip code is 57201. County name: Codington, County fips: 46029

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People born in Watertown (32)

People born in Watertown, including writer Spencer Johnson, Olympic wrestler Dennis Koslowski, chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil Lee Raymond, you can see a list of people who born in Watertown.


College & universities near Watertown

Code Name City ZIP
219143 Lake Area Technical College Watertown (SD) 57201-0730

Other places with the same name (8)

Other cities in Codington County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Codington County , SD.

City Name Population Title
Kranzburg 361 Township in Codington County, South Dakota
Kampeska 332 Township in Codington County, South Dakota
Rauville 290 Township in Codington County, South Dakota
South Shore 215 Town of the United States
Henry 99 Town in Coddington County, South Dakota, United States
Wallace 87 Town in South Dakota, United States of America
Waverly 63 Census-designated place in Codington County, South Dakota
Florence 16 Town in Codington County, South Dakota, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Watertown distances to largest South Dakota cities

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