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Population in 2010: 2,829. Population change since 2000: -0.3%
Males: 1,346  (47.6%)
Females: 1,483  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  42.7 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 32025.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,274 (it was $29,402 in 2000)
Watertown:

$33,274
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,767

Watertown CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,064 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Watertown:

$84,064
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $143,176; Detached houses: $151,393; Mobile homes: $103,793

Median gross rent in 2012: $574.

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  • White alone - 1,790 (63.3%)
  • Black alone - 883 (31.2%)
  • Hispanic - 85 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 53 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.07%)

Races in Watertown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Watertown: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (13.6%), Subsaharan African (11.2%), German (9.7%), Irish (8.2%), Italian (4.3%), United States (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 191 feet

Land area: 2.39 square miles.

Population density: 1,183 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Watertown:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watertown CDP:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

59 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America).

This place:  2.1%
Florida:  19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,162 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $914 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (39.6 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (57.4 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (765.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Lake City, FL (1.4 miles ), Five Points, FL (1.7 miles ), White Springs, FL (3.7 miles ), McAlpin-Wellborn, FL (4.1 miles) , North Columbia, FL (4.1 miles) , Fort White, FL (4.4 miles ), Lake Butler, FL (4.4 miles ), Sanderson, FL (4.5 miles) .

Latitude: 30.19 N, Longitude: 82.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 386

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (22%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

Work and jobs in Watertown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Watertown-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/25/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the Watertown place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/27/1984, a category F3 tornado 28.6 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Watertown:

  • BAYA POINTE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LAKE CITY, FL)
  • SHANDS HOMECARE LAKE CITY (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LAKE CITY, FL)
  • SHANDS LAKE SHORE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 2 miles away; LAKE CITY, FL)

Amtrak station near Watertown:

  • 3 miles: LAKE CITY (1200 LAKE JEFFERY RD.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watertown:

  • Santa Fe College (about 37 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 6,616)
  • University of Florida (about 41 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,960)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 58 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 9,893)
  • Jacksonville University (about 61 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 2,441)
  • Valdosta State University (about 62 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • University of North Florida (about 67 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 11,254)
  • Saint Johns River Community College (about 68 miles; Palatka, FL; FT enrollment: 2,249)

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Notable location: Lake City Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Watertown include: Watertown Church (A), Tabernacle Baptist Church (B), Salvation Holiness Church (C), New Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Lantern Park Baptist Church (E), First Full Gospel Church (F), Eastside Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Truvine Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Ozone  SO2 PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.3
U.S.:

28.3
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.277. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.277
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.1. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.52. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.52
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.3%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Black residents, 41.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.9%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Watertown, FL

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2010:

  • 23 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
27 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Watertown compared to Florida state average:

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  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Watertown travel time to work - commute


Watertown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for Watertown CDP (based on Columbia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.78%
Here33.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents51.3%12.6%11.9%5.8%4.7%
Congregations31.3%1.5%17.9%4.5%7.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.0%2.7%1.2%1.1%5.7%
Congregations3.0%9.0%4.5%3.0%17.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Columbia County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Columbia County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Columbia County:

10.2%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

29.1%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

14.0%

10.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.91%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($306 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suwannee County, FL  1.22% ($28,097 average AGI)
from Alachua County, FL  0.95% ($35,820)
from Orange County, FL  0.81% ($52,235)


7.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.54%
Florida average:

7.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suwannee County, FL  0.93% ($29,765 average AGI)
to Alachua County, FL  0.86% ($29,675)
to Duval County, FL  0.51% ($26,267)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watertown:

  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDSR (1340 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WGRO (960 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: POWER COUNTRY, INC)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WAYR (550 AM; 5 kW; ORANGE PARK, FL; Owner: GOOD TIDINGS TRUST, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WBWL (600 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watertown:

  • WNFB (94.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQLC (102.1 FM; WATERTOWN, FL; Owner: LOUIS D. BOLTON, II)
  • WCJX (106.5 FM; FIVE POINTS, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WLVO (106.1 FM; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: LEON F. PETTERSEN)
  • WOLR (91.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: WOLR 91.3 FM, INC.)
  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WQHL-FM (98.1 FM; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WYFB (90.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYGC (104.9 FM; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHHZ (100.5 FM; NEWBERRY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Watertown:

  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W23AQ (Channel 23; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W39BZ (Channel 39; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: ERIC McBRIDE)
  • W66CQ (Channel 66; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: MARTHA RAYBURN)
  • WLCF-LP (Channel 11; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)


Watertown on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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