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

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Watertown, employing 7.67% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Retail industries employ 17.51% and 14.95% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.80 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Watertown overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Watertown, 21.48% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Watertown in 2010 was $22,187, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,748 for a family of four. However, Watertown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Watertown is a somewhat 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, French , and English.

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