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Watkins, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Watkins Census Designated Place had a population of 116 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.8911 and longitude -91.9863 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the Watkins Census Designated Place 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.


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Watkins, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Watkins, IA Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Watkins, IA Wealth Index is 73
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 116 (100%)
Population in Households 116 (100.0%)
Population in Families 94 (81.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 280
Diversity Index2 13
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,769
Average Household Income $70,842
Per Capita Income $30,759
Wealth Index4 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $147,917
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.18% -0.17%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.58% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Watkins, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watkins to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 841 17th
Population Density # 804 20th
Diversity Index # 375 63rd
Median Household Income # 349 65th
Per Capita Income # 444 56th

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