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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watsonwas:
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Watson
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.