Watertown is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 24,838 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Watertown is the 58th largest community in New York. Watertown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities, Watertown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Watertown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Watertown is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Watertown who work in sales jobs (14.26%), office and administrative support (10.59%), and food service (10.44%).
Watertown is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Watertown, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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 16.79 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%: 20.80% of adults 25 and older in Watertown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Watertown in 2018 was $23,147, 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 $92,588 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, German, Italian, French, and English.
The most common language spoken in Watertown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.