Watertown is a city in as well as the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota. Located about sixty miles north of Sioux Falls, the largest city in the state, Watertown is home to a population of over 21,500 residents, which makes Watertown the fifth-largest city in South Dakota by total population, behind Brookings. Watertown anchors its own small micropolitan area, known as the Watertown Micropolitan Statistical Area. Home to over 31,000 residents, Watertown is often grouped into the greater Sioux Falls region along with Brookings and several other cities, but its micropolitan area is officially recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau and is used in statistical measures and for other purposes.
Watertown was founded in 1879 along the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, which had recently built a rail line through the region. The town was named after Watertown, New York. The city prospered in the subsequent decades, acting as a major transportation and logistics hub as well as a warehousing and distribution center in rural South Dakota. Watertown was actually a candidate to become the state capital of South Dakota, but ultimately lost out to Pierre. With the construction of Interstate 29 in the latter half of the 20th century, Watertown has seen renewed economic interest and growth, particularly during the early 21st century.
During the summer months, average highs usually reach into the upper 70’s and lower 80’s, with overnight lows usually dropping down into the mid-to-upper 50’s, mimicking the weather patterns of nearby Brookings and Sioux Falls. But like the latter two cities, Watertown sees a lot of winter weather, particularly snow, that can cause disruptions in auto transport services to or from the area. With average highs only reaching into the low-to-mid 20’s and low temperatures often falling to just above zero, winter weather can cause problems for car transport trucks and the vehicles they haul, and snow can be a major hazard for open transporters in particular. This tends to result in higher prices and longer pickup and transit times, as it’s more difficult to find an auto transport carrier willing to brave the winter weather.
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