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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 0.18 square miles (0.47 km≤), all of it land. The elevation is 1,030 ft (314 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 205 people, 90 households, and 50 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,138.9 inhabitants per square mile (439.7/km2). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 566.7 per square mile (218.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 1.0% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 90 households of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.4% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 41.2 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.1% male and 43.9% female.

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.

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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
503 County Road 9
Watson, MN
56295
Phone: (320) 269-8543
Web:  www.cityofwatson.com

City Office  Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:0 0pm
 
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Kylene Olson
651 County Road 9
Watson, MN 56295
(320) 269-7334
City Clerk appointed Nicole Koenen
503 County Road 9
Watson, MN 56295
(320) 269-8543
Council Member 12/31/2020 Carl Lokken
566 2nd Street
Watson, MN 56295
(320) 226-5072
Council Member 12/31/2020 Todd Vogel
300 Sunnyside Avenue
Watson, MN 56295
(320) 226-8276
Council Member 12/31/2018 Todd Tongen
630 1st Street
Watson, MN 56295
(320) 269-5003
Council Member 12/31/2018 Tara Harwick
440 Central Avenue
Watson, MN 56295
(320) 226-3848

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

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday           10:00 am - 12:30 pm

US Post Office

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater City of Watson (320) 269-8543
Water City of Watson (320) 269-8543
Telephone CenturyLink (800) 244-1111
Telephone Farmerís Mutual Broadband Internet & Telephone (320) 568-2105
Cable TV Farmerís Mutual Broadband Internet & Telephone (320) 568-2105

Major Employers:
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Attractions:
Lac qui Parle State Park
14047 20th Street NW
Watson, MN 56295
Phone: (320) 734-4450
Web:  www.dnr.state.mn.us

Lac qui Parle is a French translation of the name given to the lake by the Dakota Indians who called it the "lake that speaks." If you visit in the spring or fall you'll understand why. The lake is a stop over for thousands of migratory Canada geese and other waterfowl. You'll hear a chorus of honking, quacking, and other vocalizations. Paddle the lake, or cast a line and catch walleye, northerns, perch, or crappie. Explore one of the trails by foot or horseback. Visit the historic Fort Renville and Lac qui Parle mission sites. While in the area, be sure to visit the 33,000 acre Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area.
Lac qui Parle State Park, Watson Minnesota
 
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Churches:
Watson Lutheran Church - ELCA
195 Church Drive
Watson, MN 56295
Phone: (320) 269-5595

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Service:   n/a

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Watson Lutheran Church, Watson Minnesota
Zion Lutheran Church
12055 20th Street NW
Watson, MN 56295
Phone:  n/a
Web:  www.zionrestoration.com

Closed as a congregation in 1981
Zion Lutheran Church, Watson Minnesota

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Businesses:
1st Minnesota Realty
500 County Road 9
Watson, MN 56295
Phone: (320) 269-6855
Web:  www.1stmnrealty.com

Welcome to the premier resource for all real estate information and services in the area. I hope you enjoy your visit and explore everything my realty website has to offer, including Watson real estate listings, information for homebuyers and sellers, and more

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1st Minnesota Realty, Watson Minnesota
Lac qui Parle State Park
14047 20th Street NW
Watson, MN 56295
Phone: (320) 734-4450
Web:  www.dnr.state.mn.us

Lac qui Parle is a French translation of the name given to the lake by the Dakota Indians who called it the "lake that speaks." If you visit in the spring or fall you'll understand why. The lake is a stop over for thousands of migratory Canada geese and other waterfowl. You'll hear a chorus of honking, quacking, and other vocalizations. Paddle the lake, or cast a line and catch walleye, northerns, perch, or crappie. Explore one of the trails by foot or horseback. Visit the historic Fort Renville and Lac qui Parle mission sites. While in the area, be sure to visit the 33,000 acre Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area.
Lac qui Parle State Park, Watson Minnesota
Mitlyng's Bait and Tackle
13045 1st Street W
Watson, MN 56295
Phone: (320) 269-5593

24 hour bait Tackle and convenience store Canoe rental Licenses sold
 
US Post Office
501 County Road 9
Watson, MN 56295
Phone: (320) 269-7623
Web:  www.usps.com
 
Watson City Hall
503 County Road 9
Watson, MN
56295
Phone: (320) 269-8543
Web:  www.cityofwatson.com
 
Watson Corner Store
367 Central Avenue S
Watson, MN 56295
Phone: (320) 269-3720

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Watson Corner Store, Watson Minnesota
Watson Hunting Camp and Bar
13070 10th Street NW
Watson, MN 56295
Phone: (320) 269-9136
Web:  www.watsonhunting.com

At the Watson Hunting Camp we specialize in offering you a high quality hunting experience. Located in the heart of the Lac qui Parle Wildlife refuge in western Minnesota, the hunting opportunities available at our camp are very diverse and plentiful.

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Watson Hunting Camp and Bar, Watson Minnesota
Western Crop Protection Service
500 County Road 9
Watson, MN 56295
Phone: (320) 269-9782
 

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