Watauga, Texas Population 2022

23,680
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Watauga is a city located in Texas. Watauga has a 2020 population of 23,680. Watauga is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 0.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,650 in 2010.

The average household income in Watauga is $79,574 with a poverty rate of 12.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,446 per month, and the median house value is $156,600. The median age in Watauga is 33.8 years, 31.5 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Watauga Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wataugawas:

  • White: 73.10%
  • Asian: 8.60%
  • Black or African American: 5.96%
  • Two or more races: 5.28%
  • Other race: 4.76%
  • Native American: 1.98%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
The current population of Watauga, Texas is 23,680 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,650.

Watauga, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,90073.10%
Black or African American1,4595.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native4841.98%
Asian2,1068.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander800.33%
Some Other Race1,1664.76%
Two or More Races1,2925.28%
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Watauga Population by Race

Watauga Population Pyramid 2022

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Watauga Median Age

34.7


Total

31.7


Male

37.5


Female

Watauga Adults

There are 18,523 adults, (2,709 of whom are seniors) in Watauga.

Watauga Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Watauga Sex Ratio

Female

12,041

49.17%

Male

12,446

50.83%

Watauga Population by Age

Watauga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watauga Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male84.5%15.5%
Married82.3%17.7%
All77.3%22.7%
Non Family71.9%28.1%
Female57.3%42.7%

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watauga Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8273.1277.3
Married4,8453.5682.3
Male3753.5284.5
Female8803.857.3
Non Family1,7271.4571.9

3.46

Average Family Size

3.12

Average Household Size

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Watauga Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5043.18%
9th to 12th Grade1,2998.19%
High School Graduate4,93231.08%
Some College4,26626.89%
Associates Degree1,5189.57%
Bachelors Degree2,71217.09%
Graduate Degree6364.01%
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Watauga Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watauga Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,062749422
Black899783352
Other Race768623192
White10,3949,5311,882
Hispanic3,0362,542548
Native American23318435
2+ Races760686109
Islander808010

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 asian people with a rate of 39.74%.

Watauga Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,617$44,198$32,362
Less Than 9th Grade$25,469$26,938$23,036
High School Graduate$40,304$42,157$32,438
Some College$40,131$44,523$31,611
Bachelors Degree$54,773$60,659$49,975
Graduate Degree$59,205$61,280$57,576

$40,617

Average Earnings

$44,198

Average Male

$32,362

Average Female

Watauga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watauga Language by Age

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Watauga Language

78.67% of Watauga residents speak only English, while 21.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.77% of the population.

Watauga Language

Watauga Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian2,10640018.99%
Multiple1,28319715.35%
Hispanic5,55481714.71%
White14,6521,62211.07%
Black1,459714.87%
Other110NaN%

12.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.09%

Male Poverty Rate

12.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watauga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watauga is Asian, with 18.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watauga is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.18%.

Watauga Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.25%
High School5.82%
Some College10.08%
Bachelors or Greater3.68%

Watauga Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.43%
Male Unemployed9.92%
Female Employed6.17%
Female Unemployed31.83%

Watauga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watauga Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,648$81,299
Families$75,952$84,080
Married Families$82,188-
Non Families$54,693$61,544
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Income by Household Type

Watauga Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Watauga Married by Age and Sex

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Watauga Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Watauga Marital Status by Race

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Watauga Marital Status

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1,445

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War334
First Gulf War456
Vietnam487
Korea45
World War II9

Watauga Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34239
35 to 54233
55 to 64312
65 to 74404
75+257

Watauga Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1018.12%
Black614.96%
Native American9324.60%
Asian171.23%
Other Race242.38%
2+ Races14917.35%
Hispanic2677.23%

Watauga Veterans by Race

Watauga Veterans by Education

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11.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watauga Veterans by Education

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71.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.5%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Watauga Employment by Age

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Watauga Employment by Race

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Watauga Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.25%

Born in Watauga

88.38%

Native Born

11.62%

Foreign Born

5.41%

Non Citizen

6.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.38% of Watauga residents were born in the United States, with 60.25% having been born in Texas. 5.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Watauga Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
198010,2840.00%
199020,0099,7256.88%
200021,9081,8990.91%
201023,4971,5890.70%
201123,512150.06%
201223,527150.06%
201323,542150.06%
201423,557150.06%
201523,572150.06%
201623,587150.06%
201723,602150.06%
201823,617150.06%
201923,632150.06%
202023,650180.08%
202123,665150.06%
202223,680150.06%

Watauga Population by Year