Watertown, Florida Population 2024

2,657

Watertown is a city located in Columbia County Florida. Watertown has a 2024 population of 2,657. Watertown is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 11.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,381 in 2020.

The average household income in Watertown is $45,410 with a poverty rate of 28.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Watertown is 49.6 years, 49.5 years for males, and 49.8 years for females.

Watertown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watertown was:

  • White: 59.01%
  • Black or African American: 30.49%
  • Other race: 5.76%
  • Two or more races: 4.67%
  • Asian: 0.08%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,095.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.59% (276)
The current population of Watertown, Florida is 2,657 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,381.

Watertown, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,56859.01%
Black or African American81030.49%
Other race1535.76%
Two or more races1244.67%
Asian20.08%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Watertown Population by Race

Watertown Population Pyramid 2024

Watertown Median Age

49.6

Total

49.5

Male

49.8

Female

Watertown Adults

There are 2,272 adults, (635 of whom are seniors) in Watertown.

Watertown Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Watertown Sex Ratio

Female1,53857.88%
Male1,11942.12%

Watertown Population by Age

Watertown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4051.8851.248.8
Non Family8671.2241.558.5
Married2892.860.239.8
Female2253.2572.927.1
Male24291.78.3
showing: 5 rows

2.85

Average Family Size

1.88

Average Household Size

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Watertown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Watertown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watertown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Watertown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,500

Average Earnings

$35,573

Average Male

$32,813

Average Female

Watertown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watertown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Watertown Language

90.91% of Watertown residents speak only English, while 9.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.89% of the population.

Watertown Language

Watertown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,53230720.04%
Hispanic179179100%
Black80216120.07%
Other15314192.16%
Multiple12410383.06%
Asian22100%
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28.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.12%

Male Poverty Rate

26.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watertown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watertown is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watertown is White, with 20.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 72.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.92%.

Watertown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.98%
Bachelors or Greater28.39%
High School19.77%
Some College14.2%
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Watertown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.71%
Male Employed27.14%
Female Employed24.28%
Female Unemployed17.65%
showing: 4 rows

Watertown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watertown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Watertown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.9%

Male Marriage Rate

24.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Watertown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Watertown 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 Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Watertown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

451

Number of Veterans

291

Male Veterans

160

Female Veterans

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Watertown Veterans by War

count

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Watertown Veterans by Age

count

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Watertown Veterans by Race

Watertown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watertown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46%

Labor Force Participation

37%

Employment Rate

19.6%

Unemployment Rate

Watertown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Watertown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Watertown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.98%

Born in Watertown

98.8%

Native Born

1.2%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

0.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.8% of Watertown residents were born in the United States, with 63.98% having been born in Florida. 1.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Watertown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,657
20232,657
20222,6571325.23%
20212,5251446.05%
20202,381-701-22.74%
20193,082-425-12.12%
20183,50747715.74%
20173,030-421-12.2%
20163,4511334.01%
20153,31844715.57%
20142,8711636.02%
20132,708-100-3.56%
20122,80838916.08%
20112,419-410-14.49%
20102,829
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Watertown Population by Year