Watertown, CT
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Watertown is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 21,641 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Watertown is the 49th largest community in Connecticut.

Watertown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Watertown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Watertown who work in management occupations (13.16%), office and administrative support (11.09%), and sales jobs (9.35%).

Also of interest is that Watertown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Watertown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Watertown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Watertown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Watertown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In terms of college education, Watertown is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.19% of adults in Watertown have a college degree.

The per capita income in Watertown in 2010 was $39,836, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,344 for a family of four.

The people who call Watertown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Watertown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Watertown include Italian, Irish, French, German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Watertown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Other Indo-European.