Watterson Park, Kentucky Population 2024

989

Watterson Park is a city located in Jefferson County Kentucky. Watterson Park has a 2024 population of 989. Watterson Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.4% annually and its population has decreased by -1.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,003 in 2020.

The average household income in Watterson Park is $49,850 with a poverty rate of 19.7%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Watterson Park is 40.3 years, 41.6 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

Watterson Park Demographics

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

  • White: 58.36%
  • Black or African American: 29.74%
  • Two or more races: 11.52%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
687.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.4% (-14)
The current population of Watterson Park, Kentucky is 989 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,003.

Watterson Park, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White47158.36%
Black or African American24029.74%
Two or more races9311.52%
Native American30.37%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Watterson Park Population by Race

Watterson Park Population Pyramid 2024

Watterson Park Median Age

40.3

Total

41.6

Male

36.7

Female

Watterson Park Adults

There are 614 adults, (82 of whom are seniors) in Watterson Park.

Watterson Park Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Watterson Park Sex Ratio

Female32440.15%
Male48359.85%

Watterson Park Population by Age

Watterson Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3982.034555
Non Family2251.0638.761.3
Married1113.5962.237.8
Female402.6842.557.5
Male222.9127.372.7
showing: 5 rows

3.25

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

45.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Watterson Park 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

Watterson Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watterson Park Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.85%.

Watterson Park Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,659

Average Earnings

$36,719

Average Male

$46,250

Average Female

Watterson Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watterson Park Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Watterson Park Language

79.1% of Watterson Park residents speak only English, while 20.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.55% of the population.

Watterson Park Language

Watterson Park Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1686739.88%
White3596718.66%
Black240239.58%
Native3266.67%
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19.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.63%

Male Poverty Rate

21.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watterson Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watterson Park is Native, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watterson Park is Black, with 9.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.9%.

Watterson Park Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.19%
High School17.58%
Some College11.98%
Bachelors or Greater8.13%
showing: 4 rows

Watterson Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed52.63%
Male Employed6.73%
Female Employed2.1%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Watterson Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watterson Park Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Watterson Park Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Watterson Park Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Watterson Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Watterson Park Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Watterson Park Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

32

Number of Veterans

30

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Watterson Park Veterans by War

count

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Watterson Park Veterans by Age

count

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Watterson Park Veterans by Race

Watterson Park Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watterson Park Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Watterson Park Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Watterson Park Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Watterson Park 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

60.47%

Born in Watterson Park

86.12%

Native Born

13.88%

Foreign Born

11.65%

Non Citizen

2.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.12% of Watterson Park residents were born in the United States, with 60.47% having been born in Kentucky. 11.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Watterson Park Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029969-4-0.41%
2028973-4-0.41%
2027977-4-0.41%
2026981-4-0.41%
2025985-4-0.4%
2024989-4-0.4%
2023993-4-0.4%
2022997-4-0.4%
20211,001-2-0.2%
20201,003-15-1.47%
20191,018-1-0.1%
20181,019
20171,01930.3%
20161,01640.4%
20151,01240.4%
20141,00850.5%
20131,003101.01%
201299380.81%
201198580.82%
2010977
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Watterson Park Population by Year