Watertown, CT
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Watertown is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 21,911 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Watertown is the 49th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Watertown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Watertown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Watertown who work in management occupations (13.32%), office and administrative support (10.32%), and sales jobs (10.14%).

Because of many things, Watertown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Watertown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Watertown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Watertown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.72% of adults in Watertown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Watertown in 2010 was $37,140, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,560 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 Irish, French , English, and German.

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