Watertown, Massachusetts

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Population in 2017: 35,756 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.4%
 
Males: 17,031  (47.6%)
Females: 18,725  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02472.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $96,842 (it was $59,764 in 2000)
Watertown:

$96,842
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $53,348 (it was $33,262 in 2000)

Watertown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $577,652 (it was $275,900 in 2000)
Watertown:

$577,652
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $558,924; detached houses: $598,682; townhouses or other attached units: $659,732; in 2-unit structures: $551,874; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $548,348; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $357,829

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,828.

March 2019 cost of living index in Watertown: 143.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.3%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.5% for Black residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.0% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Watertown, MA (2017)
    • 25,75374.4%White alone
    • 3,71510.7%Hispanic
    • 2,9628.6%Asian alone
    • 9982.9%Black alone
    • 6201.8%Two or more races
    • 4451.3%Other race alone
    • 310.09%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Watertown, Massachusetts as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Watertown is 34,327 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Watertown by year

Type

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2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(3.1)
2
(6.2)
3
(9.4)
3
(9.2)
2
(6.1)
4
(12.2)
2
(6.2)
3
(9.2)
6
(18.0)
3
(9.0)
4
(11.5)
3
(8.7)
5
(14.1)
9
(24.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(46.1)
9
(27.7)
12
(37.4)
6
(18.5)
7
(21.2)
13
(39.7)
7
(21.8)
6
(18.4)
5
(15.0)
5
(15.0)
4
(11.5)
4
(11.5)
5
(14.1)
3
(8.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
46
(141.5)
26
(80.0)
41
(127.9)
43
(132.5)
29
(88.0)
47
(143.4)
42
(130.8)
47
(144.5)
42
(126.3)
23
(69.0)
28
(80.7)
31
(89.5)
22
(61.8)
17
(46.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
116
(356.8)
77
(236.9)
114
(355.5)
101
(311.1)
89
(270.2)
69
(210.5)
80
(249.1)
66
(202.9)
61
(183.4)
49
(146.9)
50
(144.1)
29
(83.7)
37
(104.0)
38
(104.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
518
(1,593)
452
(1,391)
464
(1,447)
433
(1,334)
509
(1,545)
436
(1,330)
385
(1,199)
442
(1,359)
388
(1,167)
374
(1,121)
391
(1,127)
360
(1,039)
289
(812.1)
230
(633.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(107.6)
20
(61.5)
32
(99.8)
29
(89.3)
32
(97.1)
29
(88.5)
27
(84.1)
20
(61.5)
12
(36.1)
16
(48.0)
15
(43.2)
11
(31.7)
15
(42.2)
15
(41.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.0)
2
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)141.9106.4135.0121.7117.3125.4109.8115.3106.684.587.478.271.067.6

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City-data.com crime index in Watertown, MA

Crime rate in Watertown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 80 (67 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Watertown, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (14.7%), Italian (14.2%), Armenian (8.7%), Greek (2.7%), English (2.6%), American (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 36 feet

Land area: 4.11 square miles.

Population density: 8,700 people per square mile   (high).

Watertown, Massachusetts map

7,595 residents are foreign born (8.1% Asia, 5.6% Europe, 5.5% Latin America).

This city:

21.9%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,388 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,112 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Newton, MA (2.7 miles , pop. 83,829).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (5.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (174.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Belmont, MA (1.2 miles ),
Newton, MA (1.7 miles ),
Waltham, MA (1.7 miles ),
Arlington, MA (1.8 miles ),
Cambridge, MA (1.9 miles ),
Brookline, MA (1.9 miles ),
Somerville, MA (2.1 miles ),
Medford, MA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.37 N, Longitude: 71.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -573 (-1.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,831 (18.1%)

Area codes: 617, 857

Distribution of median household income in Watertown, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Watertown, MA in 2017

Property values in Watertown, MA

Watertown satellite photo by USGS

Watertown tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $138,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $70,900
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $272,400
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,700
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $280,000
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $270,700
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $204,800
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $223,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Watertown, MA residents
Average permit cost in Watertown, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Watertown, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.8%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
  • Construction (3.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.4%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.3%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.2%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.1%)
  • Social assistance (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Watertown, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Computer specialists (5.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Engineers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.4%)
  • Registered nurses (3.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (2.9%)

Average climate in Watertown, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Watertown, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.8. This is about average.

City:

76.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.232. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.232
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.90
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Watertown-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Watertown city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Watertown-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 193.3 miles away from Watertown center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from Watertown center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from Watertown center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 230.3 miles away from the city center
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 56.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 65.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Watertown topographic map

Main business address for: OXIGENE INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), ACUSPHERE INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), IONICS INC (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY, NEC), BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS INC (SERVICES-CHILD DAY CARE SERVICES), V I TECHNOLOGIES INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)).

Hospitals and medical centers in Watertown:

  • CAREGROUP HOME CARE (ONE ARSENAL MARKETPLACE)
  • CHARLESGATE MANOR CONV HOME (590 MAIN STREET)
  • EMERSON VILLAGE (59 COOLIDGE HILL ROAD)

Amtrak stations near Watertown:

  • 6 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 7 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Watertown:

  • Cortiva Institute-Boston (Full-time enrollment: 89; Location: 103 Morse Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cortiva.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watertown:

  • Bentley University (about 3 miles; Waltham, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,229)
  • Boston College (about 3 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,070)
  • Harvard University (about 4 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 20,857)
  • Lesley University (about 4 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 4,317)
  • Cambridge College (about 4 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,782)
  • Brandeis University (about 4 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Tufts University (about 4 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)

Public high school in Watertown:

  • WATERTOWN HIGH (Students: 738, Location: 50 COLUMBIA STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Watertown:

  • PERKINS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND (Students: 220, Location: 175 NORTH BEACON ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Watertown:

  • HOSMER (Students: 545, Location: 1 CONCORD RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • WATERTOWN MIDDLE (Students: 545, Location: 68 WAVERLEY AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
  • JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL (Students: 402, Location: 175 ORCHARD STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • CUNNIFF (Students: 261, Location: 246 WARREN STREET, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Watertown:

  • JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 199, Location: 57 STANLEY AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST STEPHEN'S ARMENIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 178, Location: 47 NICHOLS AVE, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Watertown

Library in Watertown:

  • WATERTOWN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,226,180; Location: 123 MAIN ST.; 109,022 books; 12,494 audio materials; 14,531 video materials; 25 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 296 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Watertown: Victory Field (A), Fillippello Playground (B), Oakley Country Club (C), Watertown Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (D), Watertown High School Library (E), Samuel P Hayes Research Library (F), Braille and Talking Book Library (G), Cunniff School Library (H), Primary Source Library (I), Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library (J), Pathfinder International Library (K), Watertown Fire Department Station 2 (L), East Library (M), New England Research Institute Library (N), North Branch Watertown Free Public Library (O), Watertown Fire Department Station 3 (P), Waverly Reading Room (Q), Armenian Library and Museum of America (R), Earthwatch Library (S), Watertown Townhall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Arsenal Mall Shopping Center (1), Watertown Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Watertown include: OXIGENE INC (A), ACUSPHERE INC (B), BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS INC (C), V I TECHNOLOGIES INC (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Watertown include: Watertown Evangelical Church (A), Saint Stephens Armenian Apostolic Church (B), Saint Johns United Methodist Church (C), Saint James Armenian Church (D), Phillips Congregational Church (E), Mount Auburn Gospel Church (F), Greek Orthodox Church (G), Church of the Good Shepherd (H), Armenian Memorial Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Patricks Cemetery (1), Ridgelawn Cemetery (2), Mount Auburn Cemetery (3), Calvary Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Sawins Pond (A), Halecyon Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Laundry Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Watertown include: Saltonstall Park (1), How Park (2), Moxley Playground (3), Whitney Hill Park (4), Bemis Playground (5), Coolidge Playground (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Historical Society of Watertown (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 28 Marshall Street), Allsportglobal (Arcades & Amusements; 34 Merrill Road), Andean Treks (Tours & Charters; 32 Russell Avenue).

Birthplace of: Benjamin Robbins Curtis - Politician, Eliza Dushku - Actor, Fred J. Christensen - World War II flying ace, Jerry York - Ice hockey coach, Charles Sumner Tainter - Manufacturing businesspeople, George Bemis (lawyer) - Lawyer, Harriet Hosmer - Artist, Michael Jingozian - Chief executive, R. Tucker Abbott - Biologist, Dee Cousineau - Baseball player.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown that have no violations reported:

  • WATERTOWN WATER DEPT. (MWRA) (Population served: 31,915, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

50.4%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2010:

  • 104 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 63 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2000:

  • 658 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 351 people in nursing homes
  • 120 people in institutions for the blind
  • 54 people in religious group quarters
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Watertown (2011 data):

  • Watertown Savings Bank: Nonantum Branch, Warrendale Branch, Watertown Square Drive Up Branch, East Watertown Branch, at 60 Main Street. Info updated 2011/06/29: Bank assets: $1,063.2 mil, Deposits: $947.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Stop & Shop Watertown Branch, Watertown Branch, Watertown Pleasant Stop And Shop Bra. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Rockland Trust Company: Watertown Branch at 430 Main Street, branch established on 2007/08/13. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $4,974.4 mil, Deposits: $3,903.9 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corp.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Watertown Branch at 75 Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Eastern Bank: Watertown Square Branch at One Church Street, branch established on 2000/09/25. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • Cambridge Savings Bank: Watertown Branch at 54 Arsenal Street, branch established on 2007/04/17. Info updated 2007/01/05: Bank assets: $2,316.4 mil, Deposits: $1,902.8 mil, headquarters in Cambridge, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Cambridge Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Watertown Square Branch at 39 Main Street, branch established on 1953/06/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Belmont Savings Bank: Watertown Square Branch at 53 Mount Auburn Street, branch established on 2001/09/10. Info updated 2009/12/23: Bank assets: $668.5 mil, Deposits: $472.9 mil, headquarters in Belmont, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Bsb Bancorp Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Watertown:

Marital status in Watertown, MA
  • Never married: 37.9%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Watertown:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 29.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Watertown
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Neighborhoods in Watertown:

(Watertown, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Watertown, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Middlesex County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Middlesex County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Watertown:

54.8%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Watertown:

54.7%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Watertown:

27.9
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.6%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Watertown:

9.0%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Watertown:

31.4%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

62.1%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.4%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Watertown, MA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 225$1,049,177$55,95682$73,971
Firefighters 92$444,322$57,9550$0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 74$227,481$36,88917$6,819
Police Protection - Officers 55$358,753$78,2730$0
Local Libraries 22$141,050$76,93614$11,648
Streets and Highways 21$90,409$51,6620$0
Other Government Administration 19$94,431$59,64113$13,358
Financial Administration 18$84,461$56,3074$1,758
Police - Other 13$31,654$29,21924$27,748
Water Supply 11$45,774$49,9350$0
Parks and Recreation 9$36,973$49,29710$7,224
Health 7$25,467$43,6580$0
Other and Unallocable 7$38,918$66,7171$2,028
Natural Resources 4$7,450$22,3500$0
Sewerage 3$11,932$47,7280$0
Fire - Other 2$6,550$39,3000$0
Welfare 1$4,513$54,1560$0
Higher Education - Other 0$0 0$0
Higher Education - Instructional 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,028
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 583$2,699,315$55,561166$145,582

Watertown government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,438,000 ($68.18)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,168,000 ($32.67)
    Water Utilities: $933,000 ($26.09)
    General Public Buildings: $147,000 ($4.11)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $52,547,000 ($1469.60)
    General - Other: $19,981,000 ($558.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,708,000 ($327.44)
    Police Protection: $8,861,000 ($247.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,918,000 ($81.61)
    Water Utilities: $2,696,000 ($75.40)
    Regular Highways: $2,686,000 ($75.12)
    Libraries: $2,588,000 ($72.38)
    Sewerage: $2,226,000 ($62.26)
    Financial Administration: $1,213,000 ($33.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $586,000 ($16.39)
    Health - Other: $574,000 ($16.05)
    Central Staff Services: $475,000 ($13.28)
    General Public Buildings: $244,000 ($6.82)
    Public Welfare - Other: $235,000 ($6.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $185,000 ($5.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $20,000 ($0.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,909,000 ($81.36)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,902,000 ($53.19)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($0.45)
    Other - Health - Other: $11,000 ($0.31)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $9,238,000 ($258.36)
    Transit Utilities: $2,120,000 ($59.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,434,000 ($40.11)
    General - Other: $1,091,000 ($30.51)
    General Public Building: $587,000 ($16.42)
    Sewerage: $555,000 ($15.52)
    Water Utilities: $280,000 ($7.83)
    Regular Highways: $223,000 ($6.24)
    Police Protection: $175,000 ($4.89)
    Libraries: $53,000 ($1.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($0.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $54,565,000 ($1526.04)

Watertown government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,569,000 ($267.62)
    Other: $3,270,000 ($91.45)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $1,735,000 ($48.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $456,000 ($12.75)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $374,000 ($10.46)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $181,000 ($5.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($0.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $308,000 ($8.61)
    Education: $282,000 ($7.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $52,000 ($1.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000 ($1.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,417,000 ($39.63)
    Fines and Forfeits: $687,000 ($19.21)
    Donations From Private Sources: $278,000 ($7.77)
    Interest Earnings: $183,000 ($5.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,049,000 ($197.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $9,745,000 ($272.54)
    General Local Government Support: $7,155,000 ($200.11)
    Other: $2,193,000 ($61.33)
    Public Welfare: $119,000 ($3.33)
  • Tax - Property: $95,857,000 ($2680.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $589,000 ($16.47)
    Other License: $222,000 ($6.21)

Watertown government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,427,000 ($1102.67)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,124,000 ($1066.23)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,452,000 ($180.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,148,000 ($143.98)

Watertown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,527,000 ($322.38)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,990,000 ($1426.05)

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Watertown, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1GameStop1
ALDO1Gap1
AT&T1Gymboree1
Aeropostale1H&R Block1
Ann Taylor1Home Depot1
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Avenue1Nike3
Bath & Body Works1Old Country Buffet1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Burger King1Panera Bread1
CVS1Payless1
Curves1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry4Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks2
Dunkin Donuts5Stop & Shop2
Express1Super 81
Famous Footwear1Target1
FedEx6Toyota1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Toys"R"Us1
Foot Locker1UPS11
Ford1Victoria's Secret1
Forever 211Volkswagen1
GNC1Wet Seal1

Strongest AM radio stations in Watertown:

  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watertown:

  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBRS (100.1 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Watertown:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Watertown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.5mTotal length
  • $4,263,000Total costs
  • 79,544Total average daily traffic
  • 7,257Total average daily truck traffic
  • 115,604Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Marin Fettman, 410 Belmont Street (4bs-0624-D) (Lat: 42.375333 Lon: -71.170389), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: Omnipoint Holdings, Inc., Marin.Fettman@t-Mobile.Com, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 378-4000
  • Dan Menser, 410 Belmont Street (4bs-0624-D) (Lat: 42.375333 Lon: -71.170389), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: Omnipoint Holdings, Inc., Dan.Menser@t-Mobile.Com, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 378-4000
  • Marin Fettman, 410 Belmont Street (4bs-0624-D) (Lat: 42.375333 Lon: -71.170389), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: T-Mobile Northeast LLC, Marin.Fettman@t-Mobile.Com, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 378-4000
  • Marin Fettman, 410 Belmont Street (4bs-0624-D) (Lat: 42.375333 Lon: -71.170389), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: Omnipoint Communications Inc., Marin.Fettman@t-Mobile.Com, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 383-4000
  • Marin Fettman, 410 Belmont Street (4bs-0624-D) (Lat: 42.375333 Lon: -71.170389), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: Omnipoint Communications Inc., Marin.Fettman@t-Mobile.Com, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 383-4000

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Watertown, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

91 (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)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$351,973302$276,874894$284,68646$192,6091$350,00072$310,9441$390,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$320,33313$325,00051$255,7061$15,0000$02$359,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$276,42920$293,450195$317,4416$179,1670$023$283,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$289,33325$308,680134$301,9336$167,5000$09$309,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$290,5009$327,33343$304,2561$210,0000$02$206,5000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3701.01 , 3701.02, 3702.00, 3703.00, 3704.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$311,13640$330,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$281,1437$355,571
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$292,4007$388,429
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$358,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$417,0001$200,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3701.01 , 3701.02, 3702.00, 3703.00, 3704.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Watertown, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Watertown, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 72. The highest number of fire incidents - 117 took place in 2002, and the least - 31 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Watertown, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.5%), and Outside Fires (24.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Watertown, MA
    • 62150.5%Structure Fires
    • 30624.9%Outside Fires
    • 19716.0%Other
    • 1058.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watertown, MA
Most common first names in Watertown, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary70281.7 years
John44276.1 years
Joseph26574.0 years
Margaret23781.3 years
William23574.8 years
James22273.9 years
Helen20380.0 years
George18075.6 years
Anna14482.4 years
Charles14276.2 years
Most common last names in Watertown, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sullivan7376.7 years
Russo6078.9 years
Murphy5574.5 years
Kelly4775.0 years
Smith4378.6 years
Obrien3975.1 years
Ryan3779.2 years
Macdonald3777.7 years
Mccarthy3679.2 years
Johnson3180.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Watertown, MA
  • 66.3%Utility gas
  • 25.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Watertown, MA
  • 54.9%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.9%Electricity
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Watertown compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Watertown on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Lebanon (population 500+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the blind (population 1,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Armenia (population 500+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Asia (population 500+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Greece (population 500+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 200 householders"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Syria (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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