Watertown demographics profile

StatisticWatertownNew YorkNational
Population26,99719,697,457318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,98935991
Median age30.938.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%43%43%
Speak English93%70%79%
Speak Spanish5%15%13%
Watertown, NY has a population of 26,997 and is the 1,603rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,989 per sq mi which is 733% higher than the New York average and 3199% higher than the national average. The median age in Watertown is 31 which is approximately 19% lower than the New York average of 38. In Watertown, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 71% of Watertown residents were born in New York, 22% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Watertown is 733% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Watertown is 19% lower than New York.
  • In Watertown 84.69% of the population is White.
  • In Watertown 6.54% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Watertown 1.45% of the population is Asian.

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Watertown population breakdown by race

RaceWatertownNew YorkNational
White84.69%64.31%73.35%
Black or African American6.54%15.60%12.63%
Asian1.45%8.12%5.22%
American Indian0.84%0.38%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.15%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race5.06%2.93%3.06%
Other race1.26%8.62%4.75%
In Watertown, 7.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Watertown, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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