Watson, Illinois Population 2024

649

Watson is a city located in Effingham County Illinois. Watson has a 2024 population of 649. Watson is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually and its population has decreased by -2.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 669 in 2020.

The average household income in Watson is $66,886 with a poverty rate of 10.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Watson is 40.9 years, 33.2 years for males, and 48.4 years for females.

Watson Demographics

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

  • White: 98.42%
  • Two or more races: 1.58%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
580.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.99% (-20)
The current population of Watson, Illinois is 649 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 669.

Watson, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White62198.42%
Two or more races101.58%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Watson Population by Race

Watson Population Pyramid 2024

Watson Median Age

40.9

Total

33.2

Male

48.4

Female

Watson Adults

There are 502 adults, (63 of whom are seniors) in Watson.

Watson Age Dependency

43.7

Age Dependency Ratio

14.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Watson Sex Ratio

Female31650.08%
Male31549.92%

Watson Population by Age

Watson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2512.5182.117.9
Married1043.0795.24.8
Non Family801.557525
Female432.4767.432.6
Male243.427525
showing: 5 rows

2.86

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Watson 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

Watson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.3%.

Watson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,333

Average Earnings

$43,409

Average Male

$33,250

Average Female

Watson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Watson Language

100% of Watson residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

Watson Language

Watson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6186710.84%
Multiple10220%
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10.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.44%

Male Poverty Rate

17.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watson is Multiple, with 20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watson is White, with 10.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.49%.

Watson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.33%
Some College15.63%
High School7.62%
Bachelors or Greater
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Watson Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20%
Female Employed12.26%
Male Employed0.49%
Female Unemployed
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Watson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Watson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Watson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Watson 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 35-44.

Watson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Watson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

25

Number of Veterans

24

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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Watson Veterans by War

count

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Watson Veterans by Age

count

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Watson Veterans by Race

Watson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Watson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Watson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Watson 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

83.84%

Born in Watson

99.37%

Native Born

0.63%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.37% of Watson residents were born in the United States, with 83.84% having been born in Illinois. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Watson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029624-5-0.79%
2028629-5-0.79%
2027634-5-0.78%
2026639-5-0.78%
2025644-5-0.77%
2024649-5-0.76%
2023654-5-0.76%
2022659-5-0.75%
2021664-5-0.75%
2020669-64-8.73%
2019733-5-0.68%
2018738
2017738-3-0.4%
2016741-2-0.27%
2015743
2014743-3-0.4%
2013746-2-0.27%
201274820.27%
2011746-6-0.8%
2010752
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Watson Population by Year