Watertown, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Watertown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Watertown had a population of 1,627 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Watertown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,627
Population in Households 1,627
Population in Familes 1,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,242
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $52,764
Average Household Income $59,901
Per Capita Income $22,354


Total Housing Units 656 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 444 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $152,652
Average Home Value $209,551


Total Households 610
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 440
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.18% 1.48%
Households 1.02% 1.4%
Families 1.47% 1.24%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 2018 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 Density # 43 90th
Diversity Index # 192 55th
Median Household Income # 86 80th
Per Capita Income # 227 47th

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