Watauga is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 24,602 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Watauga is the 118th largest community in Texas.
Watauga is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Watauga is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Watauga who work in office and administrative support (17.53%), sales jobs (12.26%), and food service (7.85%).
Also of interest is that Watauga has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Watauga is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Watauga really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Watauga perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Watauga is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Watauga, the average commute to work is 30.60 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Watauga citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.84% of adults 25 and older in Watauga have a college degree.
The per capita income in Watauga in 2010 was $24,885, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,540 for a family of four. However, Watauga contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Watauga is an extremely 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 Asian. Watauga also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Watauga include Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Watauga is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.