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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Watertown who work in management occupations (14.03%), office and administrative support (11.18%), and sales jobs (9.74%).

Watertown is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Watertown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Watertown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.87% of adults in Watertown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Watertown in 2010 was $36,883, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,532 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 , German, and English.

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