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Watertown city, New York

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Watertown city, New York
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 24,838
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 24,838
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 26,822
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -7.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 27,023
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,401
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 4.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 40.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $126,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,135
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $448
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $817
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 11,110
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.28
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 75.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 7.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 88.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 77.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 21.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 14.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 96,462
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 401,378
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 143,192
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 858,281
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $30,763
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 14.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $41,339
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,146
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 1,928
Men-owned firms, 2012 981
Women-owned firms, 2012 686
Minority-owned firms, 2012 115
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,580
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 118
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,499
Population per square mile, 2010 2,995.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 9.02
FIPS Code 3678608
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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