Watauga, TX
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Watauga is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 24,525 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Watauga who work in office and administrative support (18.21%), sales jobs (11.56%), and management occupations (7.12%).

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 31.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Watauga who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.77% of the adults in Watauga have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Watauga in 2010 was $25,147, 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 $100,588 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 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 21.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Watauga include German, English, Italian, and French .

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