Watertown, NY

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Watertown profile

Living in Watertown

Watertown is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 25,687 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Watertown is the 58th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Watertown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Watertown is a military town: the armed forces employs 6.14% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Retail are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 19.14% and 16.68% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Watertown spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.49 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Watertown is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.13% of adults 25 and older in Watertown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Watertown in 2010 was $22,398, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,592 for a family of four. However, Watertown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Watertown is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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, Italian, German, French, and English.

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