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Watertown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Watertown had a population of 1,656 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Watertown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,656
Daytime Population: Workers 649
Daytime Population: Residents 924
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,573
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,656
Population in Familes 1,416
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,264
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $49,462
Average Household Income $57,246
Per Capita Income $21,383


Total Housing Units 665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 470 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $140,071
Average Home Value $193,591


Total Households 622
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 451
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.59% 1.82%
Households 1.43% 1.74%
Families 2.02% 1.59%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 2017 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 # 220 49th
Population Density # 39 91st
Diversity Index # 192 55th
Median Household Income # 112 74th
Per Capita Income # 226 47th

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