Watertown, Tennessee Population 2024

1,622

Watertown is a city located in Smith County and Wilson County Tennessee. Watertown has a 2024 population of 1,622. Watertown is currently growing at a rate of 1.06% annually and its population has increased by 4.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,554 in 2020.

The average household income in Watertown is $65,563 with a poverty rate of 13.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Watertown is 39.7 years, 36.7 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Watertown Demographics

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

  • White: 81.8%
  • Black or African American: 8%
  • Other race: 6.11%
  • Two or more races: 3.85%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,129.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.38% (68)
The current population of Watertown, Tennessee is 1,622 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,554.

Watertown, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,33981.8%
Black or African American1318%
Other race1006.11%
Two or more races633.85%
Native American40.24%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Watertown Population by Race

Watertown Population Pyramid 2024

Watertown Median Age

39.7

Total

36.7

Male

41.1

Female

Watertown Adults

There are 1,248 adults, (275 of whom are seniors) in Watertown.

Watertown Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Watertown Sex Ratio

Female87853.63%
Male75946.37%

Watertown Population by Age

Watertown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6452.5470.929.1
Married3153.0782.217.8
Non Family1771.1878.521.5
Female1363.0530.969.1
Male172.711000

2.97

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Watertown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade524.58%
9th to 12th Grade796.95%
High School Graduate52045.77%
Some College23820.95%
Associates Degree857.48%
Bachelors Degree1119.77%
Graduate Degree514.49%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White946849143
Black78720
Other Race665310
2+ Races37229
Hispanic30303
Native American440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 24.32%.

Watertown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,506$49,250$33,587
Less Than 9th Grade$0$41,250$8,472
High School Graduate$38,021$45,982$34,500
Some College$44,125$65,625$28,558
Bachelors Degree$42,955$0$43,182
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$40,506

Average Earnings

$49,250

Average Male

$33,587

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

97.03% of Watertown residents speak only English, while 2.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.58% of the population.

Watertown Language

Watertown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,32015311.59%
Black1317053.44%

13.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.14%

Male Poverty Rate

17.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watertown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watertown is Black, with 53.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watertown is White, with 11.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.83%.

Watertown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School22.69%
Less Than 9th Grade18.32%
Some College2.17%
Bachelors or Greater1.85%

Watertown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed62.5%
Female Employed7.36%
Male Employed0.87%
Female Unemployed0%

Watertown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watertown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,964$65,563
Families$66,855$73,952
Married Families$80,625$-999,999,999
Non Families$30,417$35,764

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Watertown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

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 55-64, 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

78

Number of Veterans

64

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War50
First Gulf War40
Vietnam20
Korea0
World War II0

Watertown Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5439
65 to 7417
55 to 6413
18 to 349
75+0

Watertown Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White716.86%
2+ Races48.7%
Black33.09%

Watertown Veterans by Race

Watertown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watertown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

2.2%

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

64.14%

Born in Watertown

98.29%

Native Born

1.71%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.29% of Watertown residents were born in the United States, with 64.14% having been born in Tennessee. 1.16% 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
20291,707171.01%
20281,690171.02%
20271,673171.03%
20261,656171.04%
20251,639171.05%
20241,622171.06%
20231,605171.07%
20221,588332.12%
20211,55510.06%
20201,554332.17%
20191,52190.6%
20181,512-17-1.11%
20171,529130.86%
20161,516110.73%
20151,505-3-0.2%
20141,508181.21%
20131,49090.61%
20121,48120.14%
20111,47930.2%
20101,47600%

Watertown Population by Year