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Watauga, TN

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Overview


Watauga is a tiny city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 355 people and just one neighborhood, Watauga is the 354th largest community in Tennessee.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Watauga isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Watauga are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Watauga is a city of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Watauga who work in maintenance occupations (18.30%), management occupations (14.04%), and teaching (8.09%).

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Watauga has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Watauga has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Watauga than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Watauga may be for you.

As is often the case in a small city, Watauga doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The overall education level of Watauga citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.33% of adults in Watauga have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Watauga in 2018 was $33,335, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,340 for a family of four. However, Watauga contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Watauga is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Watauga home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Watauga residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Watauga also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Watauga include Irish, English, African, German, and Dutch.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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People

Astoundingly, the neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Watauga neighborhood.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Watauga are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 73.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 15.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 31.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (25.8%), and 10.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Watauga, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (15.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.6%), and residents who report German roots (10.6%), and some of the residents are also of Spanish ancestry (3.1%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (57.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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