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. Watertown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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.

One of the benefits of Watertown is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.49 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.

The education level of Watertown citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.13% of adults 25 and older in Watertown have a college 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.