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 (12.42%), food service (11.57%), and office and administrative support (11.57%).
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.
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 16.48 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, 21.67% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Watertown in 2018 was $23,146, 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 $92,584 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.