For population 25 years and over in Watertown:
For population 15 years and over in Watertown town:
1,613 residents are foreign born (4.9% Europe, 1.7% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterbury, CT (4.7 miles , pop. 107,271).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (64.0 miles , pop. 222,611).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (75.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Oakville, CT (1.1 miles ), Waterbury, CT (2.2 miles ), Middlebury, CT (2.2 miles ), Thomaston, CT (2.2 miles ), Bethlehem Village, CT (2.4 miles ), Bethlehem, CT (2.4 miles ), Woodbury, CT (2.5 miles ), Woodbury Center, CT (2.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 41.60 N, Longitude: 73.11 W
Area code: 860
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Watertown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 49 (40 officers).
Work and jobs in Watertown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Watertown, Connecticut
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Watertown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Connecticut state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Watertown town center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 5/24/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Watertown-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.5 miles away from Watertown center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from Watertown center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Litchfield County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: George Wildman - Cartoonist, Ernest Pintoff - Film director, Benjamin B. Hotchkiss - Engineer, Stephen Southmyd Fenn - Politician.
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Local government website: www.watertownct.org
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See full list of schools located in Watertown, School District: WATERTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.229. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.979. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.98. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.1. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.52. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown and their reported violations in the past:JUDEA WATER CO, MAIN SYSTEM (GREEN) (Population served: 325, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:OLMSTEAD WATER SUPPLY CO-POSSUM RIDGE (Population served: 320, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:OLMSTEAD WATER SUPPLY COMPANY INC (Population served: 302, Groundwater):
Past health violations:OLMSTEAD WATER SUPPLY CO-BROOKWOOD (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:CHESTNUT TREE HILL WATER COMPANY (Population served: 196, Groundwater):
Past health violations:CIRCLE DRIVE WATER COMPANY (Population served: 196, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:MECKAUER WATER CO., INC. (Population served: 196, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:QUARRY RIDGE CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 102, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown that have no violations reported:
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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People in group quarters in Watertown in 2000:
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Banks with branches in Watertown (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Watertown town (based on Litchfield County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.45%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 43
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Number of full-service restaurants: 208
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,310 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($113 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,397 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($263 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Watertown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Watertown, CT
Total length: 66 meters (217ft)
Total costs: $30,000
Total average daily traffic: 177,533
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,991
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Watertown)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Watertown, CT)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Watertown)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Watertown)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watertown, CT
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Total of 122 patent applications in 2008-2014.