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The Watkins Census Designated Place had a population of 124 as of July 1, 2015. Watkins ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watkins is located at latitude 41.8931 and longitude -91.985 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the Watkins Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The Watkins Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629975) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Watkins Census Designated Place is located within Township of Saint Clair, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watkins population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Watkins, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 124
Population in Households 124
Population in Familes 100
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 300
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 64 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $148,077
Average Home Value $230,851


Median Household Income $63,746
Average Household Income $72,501
Per Capita Income $30,500
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.48%
Households 1.02% 0.68%
Families 4.34% 0.5%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Watkins, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watkins to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 827 18th
Population Density1 # 786 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 268 74th
Median Household Income # 168 83rd
Per Capita Income # 183 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.