Watauga, Texas Population 2021

24,409
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Watauga is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 24,409, it is the 124th largest city in Texas and the 1583rd largest city in the United States . Watauga is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually but its population has increased by 3.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,497 in 2010. Watauga reached it's highest population of 24,688 in 2016. Spanning over 4 miles, Watauga has a population density of 5,867 people per square mile.

The average household income in Watauga is $79,574 with a poverty rate of 10.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,408 per month, and the median house value is $136,300. 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 Watauga was:

  • White: 77.89%
  • Asian: 7.57%
  • Other race: 5.35%
  • Black or African American: 4.39%
  • Two or more races: 2.68%
  • Native American: 1.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
The current population of Watauga, Texas is 24,409 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,517.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,497.

Watauga, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,14877.89%
Asian1,8607.57%
Some Other Race1,3155.35%
Black or African American1,0784.39%
Two or More Races6582.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native4631.88%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander600.24%
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Watauga Population by Race

Watauga Population Pyramid $2021

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Watauga Median Age

33.8


Total

31.5


Male

35.3


Female

Watauga Adults

There are 18,413 adults, (2,639 of whom are seniors) in Watauga.

Watauga Age Dependency

55.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Watauga Sex Ratio

Female

12,214

49.69%

Male

12,368

50.31%

Watauga Population by Age

Watauga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watauga Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family81.5%18.5%
Married80.4%19.6%
All76.5%23.5%
Male70.2%29.8%
Female52.3%47.7%

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watauga Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8083.1476.5
Married4,6903.6280.4
Non Family1,7661.4381.5
Female1,0303.6652.3
Male3223.8670.2

3.51

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

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Watauga Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6674.29%
9th to 12th Grade1,0927.03%
High School Graduate4,73130.45%
Some College4,53129.16%
Associates Degree1,1927.67%
Bachelors Degree2,51316.18%
Graduate Degree8105.21%
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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
White10,5339,7792,214
Hispanic2,9482,377474
Asian981614250
Other Race76661869
Black675639271
2+ Races23823871
Native American23017743
Islander606010

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 black people with a rate of 40.15%.

Watauga Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,624$42,690$34,569
Less Than 9th Grade$24,211$27,115$21,639
High School Graduate$36,844$41,159$31,840
Some College$38,142$43,670$31,788
Bachelors Degree$50,988$62,742$47,159
Graduate Degree$58,081$60,764$57,292

$39,624

Average Earnings

$42,690

Average Male

$34,569

Average Female

Watauga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watauga Language by Age

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Watauga Language

78.23% of Watauga residents speak only English, while 21.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.53% of the population.

Watauga Language

Watauga Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,0651,56810.41%
Hispanic5,91270511.92%
Asian1,86022912.31%
Other1,3151269.58%
Multiple643528.09%
Black1,078474.36%

10.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.79%

Male Poverty Rate

10.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watauga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watauga is Asian, with 12.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watauga is Black, with 4.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.88%.

Watauga Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.91%
Some College5.79%
High School5.05%
Bachelors or Greater1.48%

Watauga Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed17.76%
Male Unemployed8.63%
Male Employed6.34%
Female Employed4.93%

Watauga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watauga Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,897$79,574
Families$74,653$83,201
Married Families$78,941-
Non Families$51,661$59,213
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Income by Household Type

Watauga Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

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 Over 65, 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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1,620

Number of Veterans

1,299

Male Veterans

321

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam585
First Gulf War439
Second Gulf War303
Korea75
World War II10

Watauga Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74423
55 to 64374
35 to 54312
75+274
18 to 34237

Watauga Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3109.15%
Hispanic3017.96%
Black10512.04%
2+ Races9829.34%
Native American7519.63%
Other Race191.79%
Asian130.94%

Watauga Veterans by Race

Watauga Veterans by Education

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4.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watauga Veterans by Education

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70.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.4%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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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61.46%

Born in Watauga

88.36%

Native Born

11.64%

Foreign Born

5.86%

Non Citizen

5.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.36% of Watauga residents were born in the United States, with 61.46% having been born in Texas. 5.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Watauga Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,409-36-0.15%
202024,445-36-0.15%
201924,481-36-0.15%
201824,517-153-0.62%
201724,670-18-0.07%
201624,6881710.70%
201524,5172000.82%
201424,3171560.65%
201324,1611470.61%
201224,0142421.02%
201123,7722270.96%
201023,5451,6370.72%
200021,9081,8990.91%
199020,0099,7256.88%
198010,2840.00%

Watauga Population by Year