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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$615
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,591
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Watertown Reviews

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Watertown, MN is a beautifully scenic town with Crow River running through the middle of it. The Famous Luce Line Trail that goes for miles crosses through this town offering beautiful walking, hiking, running, biking, and horse back riding opportunities. It is a small town with very affordable living with many opportunities for housing. It's neighboring towns provide great opportunities for work while still out of the downtown twin cities traffic rush. It might be quiet at times, but there is a lot of life especially during the holidays.
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Watertown has a super friendly feeling to it. I love that I can walk to main street and pick up groceries or stop at the post office. People wave and smile as you walk by and most residents are families! I wish there were more places to eat, but if that's my only complaint I'd say Watertown is doing pretty well!
I have lived in Watertown, Minnesota ever since I started the 1st grade. I love the small-town feeling it gives you and how you can drive through the town in only a few minutes but it has a lot to offer. In school, you walk through the hallways and you know the faces you see. It feels like everyone is on your side and will be there for you whether it is a condolence or a congratulations.