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Watson is a city in Chippewa County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 205 at the 2010 census. Lac Qui Parle State Park is nearby.HistoryWatson was platted in 1879 when the railroad was extended to that point. The city took its name from the Watson Farmers Elevator, a local grain elevator. A post office has been in operation in Watson since 1879.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18sqmi, all of it land.U.S. Route 59 and Minnesota State Highway 7 (co-signed) serves as a main route in the community.Watson is known as "The Goose Capitol of the USA" due to the large number of Canada geese which migrate through and inhabit nearby Lac Qui Parle every fall.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 205 people, 90 households, and 50 families residing in the city. The population density was 1138.9PD/sqmi. There were 102 housing units at an average density of 566.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 1.0% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
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