Watson, Illinois Population 2022

650
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Watson is a city located in Effingham County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 650, it is the 810th largest city in Illinois and the 17569th largest city in the United States. Watson is currently declining at a rate of -1.37% annually and its population has decreased by -2.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 668 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Watson has a population density of 581 people per square mile.

The average household income in Watson is $62,732 with a poverty rate of 16.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $489 per month, and the median house value is $77,400. The median age in Watson is 36.7 years, 36.2 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Watson Demographics

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

  • White: 98.62%
  • Black or African American: 0.88%
  • Two or more races: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Watson, Illinois is 650 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 668.

Watson, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White78498.62%
Black or African American70.88%
Two or More Races40.50%
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Watson Population by Race

Watson Population Pyramid 2022

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Watson Median Age

36.3


Total

32.2


Male

40.8


Female

Watson Adults

There are 591 adults, (78 of whom are seniors) in Watson.

Watson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Watson Sex Ratio

Female

422

53.08%

Male

373

46.92%

Watson Population by Age

Watson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.8%5.2%
All86.3%13.7%
Female83.3%16.7%
Non Family78.1%21.9%
Male73.9%26.1%

86.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2842.886.3
Married1353.5394.8
Male233.773.9
Female302.7783.3
Non Family961.5678.1

3.26

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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Watson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade71.36%
9th to 12th Grade479.16%
High School Graduate27353.22%
Some College10520.47%
Associates Degree397.60%
Bachelors Degree346.63%
Graduate Degree81.56%
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Watson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black553
White50645239
2+ Races22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 60.00%.

Watson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,004$36,818$25,625
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$32,813$35,750$27,614
Some College$32,917$46,944$16,667
Bachelors Degree$31,310$$31,131
Graduate Degree$31,667$$

$32,004

Average Earnings

$36,818

Average Male

$25,625

Average Female

Watson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watson Language by Age

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Watson Language

100.00% of Watson residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Watson Language

Watson Poverty by Race

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16.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.48%

Male Poverty Rate

19.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watson is White, with 17.20% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.50%.

Watson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.89%
High School7.33%
Some College20.83%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Watson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.54%
Male Unemployed28.57%
Female Employed11.79%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Watson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,500$55,806
Families$60,000$61,246
Married Families$66,542-
Non Families$51,667$42,729
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Income by Household Type

Watson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Watson Married by Age and Sex

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Watson 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.

Watson Marital Status by Race

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Watson Marital Status

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37

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War10
Vietnam11
Korea8
World War II

Watson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5410
55 to 648
65 to 749
75+10

Watson Veterans by Age

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Watson Veterans by Race

Watson Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watson Veterans by Education

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75.8%

Labor Force Participation

70.6%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Watson Employment by Age

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Watson Employment by Race

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Watson 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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86.79%

Born in Watson

99.50%

Native Born

0.50%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.50% of Watson residents were born in the United States, with 86.79% having been born in Illinois. 0.50% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20107540.00%
2011745-9-1.19%
2012736-9-1.21%
2013727-9-1.22%
2014718-9-1.24%
2015709-9-1.25%
2016700-9-1.27%
2017691-9-1.29%
2018682-9-1.30%
2019673-9-1.32%
2020668-5-0.74%
2021659-9-1.35%
2022650-9-1.37%

Watson Population by Year