Watertown, NY
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Watertown is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 26,780 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.

6.59% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Watertown. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Healthcare and Retail industries respectively employ 19.07% and 16.04% of the civilian workforce.

One of the benefits of Watertown is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.39 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Watertown is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.97% of adults 25 and older in Watertown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Watertown in 2010 was $21,766, which is low income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,064 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 Italian, German, English, and French .

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