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Watauga, Tennessee - Basic Facts

Watauga is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Watauga.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Carter County at latitude 36.3707 and longitude -82.2968. Carter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,453 feet.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watauga: Carters Depot, Carters Station.

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Watauga, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 462
Population in Households 462
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 568
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 188
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $121,296
Average Home Value $137,037


Median Household Income $39,905
Average Household Income $48,245
Per Capita Income $20,346
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.2% 0.34%
Households 0.38% 0.32%
Families 0.75% 0.16%
Median Household Income   3.69%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Watauga, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watauga to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 362 16th
Population Density1 # 191 56th
Diversity Index2 # 227 47th
Median Household Income # 172 60th
Per Capita Income # 187 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.