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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Watauga is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (18.48%), sales jobs (12.62%), and management occupations (8.21%).
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.
Watauga is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Watauga’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 31.54 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%: 17.76% of the adults in Watauga have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Watauga in 2010 was $24,122, 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 $96,488 for a family of four. However, Watauga contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Watauga is a very 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 22.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Watauga include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Watauga is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.