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Watauga, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Watauga had a population of 459 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Watauga is located at latitude 36.3692 and longitude -82.293 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watauga (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,453 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Watauga are located in Carter County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Washington County.

The City of Watauga (GNIS ID: 2405683) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Watauga is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watauga population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Watauga, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 459
Population in Households 459
Population in Familes 373
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 565
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $135,606
Average Home Value $149,630


Median Household Income $38,403
Average Household Income $47,317
Per Capita Income $20,043
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.09%
Households 0.21% 0.11%
Families 0.61% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.66%
Per Capita Income   3.23%
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, 2015 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 # 361 16th
Population Density1 # 196 54th
Diversity Index2 # 239 45th
Median Household Income # 218 49th
Per Capita Income # 222 48th

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