Watertown, New York Population 2019

Watertown, New York's estimated population is 25,290 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Watertown, New York is the 35th largest city in New York based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2800.01 people/mi² (1081.09 people/km²).

The overall median age is 31.1 years, 30.3 years for males, and 32.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 13,162 households in the city, with an average size of 2.31 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.2%, with a median rent of $826/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $131,200.

The median income for households in Watertown, New York is $40,767, while the mean household income is $50,773.

How Many People Live in Watertown, New York?

25,290
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201825,290-359-1.40%
201725,649-28-0.11%
201625,677-835-3.15%
201526,512-563-2.08%
201427,075-97-0.36%
201327,172-468-1.69%
201227,6406312.34%
201127,0091330.49%
201026,8761710.06%
200026,705-2,724-0.97%
199029,4291,5680.55%
198027,861-2,926-0.99%
197030,787-2,519-0.78%
196033,306-1,044-0.31%
195034,3509650.29%
194033,3851,1800.36%
193032,2059200.29%
192031,2854,5551.59%
191026,7305,0342.11%
190021,6966,9713.95%
189014,7254,0283.25%
188010,6971,3611.37%
18709,3360.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018111,755-1,308-1.17%
2017113,063480.04%
2016113,015-3,388-3.00%
2015116,403-1,602-1.38%
2014118,005-510-0.43%
2013118,515-1,746-1.47%
2012120,2612,4922.07%
2011117,7691,1751.00%
2010116,5940.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White22,034
Black or African American1,949
Two or More Races1,517
Asian399
American Indian and Alaska Native260
Some Other Race246
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander32

Watertown Ny Population Pyramid 2019

Watertown Ny Median Age

31.1


Total

30.3


Male

32.8


Female

Watertown Ny Adults

There are 20,340 adults, (3,237 of whom are seniors) in Watertown Ny.

Watertown Ny Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Watertown Ny Sex Ratio

Female

13,130

49.67%

Male

13,307

50.33%

Watertown Ny Households and Families

Watertown Ny Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Watertown Ny Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married55.7%44.3%
Male41%59%
All40.3%59.7%
Non Family31%69%
Female29.6%70.4%

40.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,1232.3140.3
Non Family5,0561.2131
Married4,0193.1355.7
Female1,4503.4429.6
Male5983.3941

3.06

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Watertown Ny Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4772.79%
9th to 12th Grade1,3908.14%
High School Graduate5,43831.83%
Some College4,33325.36%
Associates Degree2,00711.75%
Bachelors Degree1,91811.23%
Graduate Degree1,5208.90%

Watertown Ny Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,07012,5203,096
Black1,2671,112139
Hispanic91184670
Multiple Races42639778
Asian30025356
Other Race1741703
Native American16914814
Islander3232

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,832$33,690$25,945
Less Than High School$17,241$22,135$9,844
High School Grad$20,415$25,372$19,234
Some College$30,809$33,580$26,199
Bachelors Degree$44,717$54,342$37,443
Graduate Degree$57,500$74,643$49,151

$30,832

Average Earnings

$33,690

Average Male

$25,945

Average Female

Watertown Ny Language

Watertown Ny Language by Age

Watertown Ny Language

93.82% of Watertown Ny residents speak only English, while 6.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.11% of the population.

Watertown Ny Poverty

Watertown Ny Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,4554,53722.18%
Hispanic1,84885546.27%
Multiple1,49667445.05%
Black1,87148325.82%
Asian3997318.30%
Native2603513.46%
Other20631.46%

24.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.01%

Male Poverty Rate

26.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watertown Ny

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watertown Ny is Hispanic, with 46.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watertown Ny is Other, with 1.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School48.24%
High School22.70%
Some College16.82%
Bachelors or Greater5.26%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed62.90%
Female Unemployed51.43%
Female Employed16.47%
Male Employed7.62%

Watertown Ny Income

Watertown Ny Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,767$50,773
Families$47,577$59,930
Married Families$59,603-
Non Families$28,571$36,624

Watertown Ny Marital Status

Watertown Ny Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Watertown Ny Married by Age and Sex

Watertown Ny Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Watertown Ny Marital Status by Race

Watertown Ny Veterans

2,548

Number of Veterans

2,221

Male Veterans

327

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,190
First Gulf War589
Vietnam458
Korea120
World War II112

Watertown Ny Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,06512.31%
Black37629.42%
Hispanic25527.42%
Other7541.44%
2 or More184.05%
Indian147.91%

Watertown Ny Veterans by Education

10.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watertown Ny Employment Status

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Watertown Ny Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.63%

Born in New York

95.90%

Native Born

4.10%

Foreign Born

1.93%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.90% of Watertown Ny residents were born in the United States, with 70.63% having been born in New York. 1.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.