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Census Data for Watkins ...

As far as we can tell, Watkins has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Watkins, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2018<1>
Population
DirDistance<2>
 Cedar Rapids133,174   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
 Iowa City76,290   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 Marion39,979   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 Coralville21,664   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 North Liberty19,239   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]

Benton County ...

Watkins is located in Benton County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Benton County.

Population Rings for Watkins ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Watkins and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Watkins. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Watkins, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2018
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]31,190-3.8%
10 mi   [16 km]98,618+0.78%
15 mi   [24 km]1821,697+3.93%
20 mi   [32 km]28175,318+5.28%
25 mi   [40 km]45270,012+10.26%
30 mi   [48 km]59363,397+10.13%

Miscellaneous Information for Watkins ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Benton County or the community of Watkins:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Watkins:

GNIS ID for Watkins: 462737

GNIS ID for Benton County: 465195

GNIS ID for Iowa: 1779785

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 19 (Iowa)

County Code: 011 (Benton County)

Place Code: 82515 (Watkins)

State & County Code: 19/011 (Iowa / Benton County)

State & Place Code: 19/82515 (Iowa / Watkins)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Watkins is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Watkins, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Watkins. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Watkins: 52354<4>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Watkins.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Benton County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Watkins. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/


The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Watkins) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Watkins. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Watkins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watkins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8911, Longitude: -91.9863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watkins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.
<4>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Watkins or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).




 

 

 

 

 


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