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Watertown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Watertown had a population of 1,634 as of July 1, 2016. Watertown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watertown is located at latitude 36.101 and longitude -86.1402 in Wilson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watertown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Watertown (GNIS ID: 2405686) 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 Watertown is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watertown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watertown: Three Forks, Waters Mill.

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Watertown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,634
Population in Households 1,634
Population in Familes 1,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,247
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 614
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 446
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 460 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $134,444
Average Home Value $181,223


Median Household Income $45,557
Average Household Income $53,912
Per Capita Income $20,121
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.63% 1.97%
Households 1.45% 1.85%
Families 2.17% 1.73%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

Watertown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watertown to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 221 48th
Population Density1 # 40 91st
Diversity Index2 # 196 54th
Median Household Income # 116 73rd
Per Capita Income # 239 44th

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