Watonwan County is located in south-central Minnesota. The County Seat is St. James and the largest city is St. James. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.watonwan.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,083 and the 2010 census population was 11,211. The land area is 434.95 square miles and there are 25.8 persons per square mile.
95.1% of the population is White, 1.5% is Black or African American, 22.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 84.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $95,700, there are 4,445 households, an average of 2.48 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,635, the median household income is $49,698, and 10.8% of the persons in Watonwan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 863. Retail sales (in $1000) were $70,359, and sales per capita were $6,402.
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