Watson, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,881. Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 957  (50.9%)
Females: 924  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13367.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,042 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Watson:

$45,042
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,714 (it was $15,708 in 2000)

Watson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $99,752 (it was $63,400 in 2000)
Watson:

$99,752
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $121,838; Detached houses: $136,882; Townhouses or other attached units: $65,505; In 2-unit structures: $181,231; Mobile homes: $54,129
Watson races chart
  • White alone - 1,850 (98.4%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Watson: 156.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.5%), Irish (21.1%), French (19.3%), English (11.8%), Polish (6.6%), United States (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 749 feet

Land area: 112.7 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

Watson,NY real estate house value index trend

Watson, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Watson:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watson town:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Watson town:  1.6% ($995)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Watson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (49.1 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (124.5 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (217.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: New Bremen, NY (2.3 miles ), Greig, NY (2.7 miles ), Croghan, NY (2.8 miles ), Lowville, NY (3.1 miles ), Martinsburg, NY (3.3 miles ), Castorland, NY (3.5 miles ), Lyons Falls, NY (3.7 miles ), Turin, NY (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $38,600
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $57,900
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $45,200
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $27,700
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $54,300
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $67,300
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $155,000
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $209,200
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.80 N, Longitude: 75.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Watson household income distribution Watson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Paper (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

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

Average climate in Watson, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Watson-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% 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 48.4 miles away from the city 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 91.3 miles away from Watson 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 185.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from Watson center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.6 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 Lewis County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Watson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Watson:

  • LEWIS COUNTY PUB HEALTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LOWVILLE, NY)
  • LEWIS COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; LOWVILLE, NY)
  • LEWIS COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; LOWVILLE, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watson:

  • Jefferson Community College (about 35 miles; Watertown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,886)
  • Utica College (about 50 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 2,952)
  • Mohawk Valley Community College (about 51 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 5,693)
  • St Lawrence University (about 55 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Herkimer County Community College (about 56 miles; Herkimer, NY; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 56 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • Clarkson University (about 62 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,472)

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Notable location: Eagle Falls (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Beaches Bridge Cemetery (1), Wetmore Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Punky Pond (A), Long Lake (B), Mahan Pond (C), McCabe Pond (D), Mikes Pond (E), North Pond (F), Panther Pond (G), Parsons Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Third Creek (A), Burnt Creek (B), Fourth Creek (C), Pine Creek (D), Fish Creek (E), Fifth Creek (F), Alder Creek (G), Second Creek (H), Beaver Meadow Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lewis 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.1. This is better than average.

City:

58.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.646. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.646
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

20.2
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.0%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

11.3%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.1%
Whole state:

7.4%

Watson compared to New York state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (55%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Watson town (based on Lewis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.66%
Here: 64.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchConservative Mennonite ConferencePresbyterian Church (USA)Mennonite Church USA
Adherents67.7%10.3%8.3%2.4%2.0%
Congregations22.6%22.6%9.4%3.8%1.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%1.4%1.0%0.7%4.5%
Congregations7.5%3.8%3.8%1.9%22.6%
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: 9
Lewis County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Lewis County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

10.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lewis County:

27.4%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

4.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,614 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, NY  1.24% ($32,870 average AGI)
from Oneida County, NY  0.58% ($31,509)
from St. Lawrence County, NY  0.25% ($37,240)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,656 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
New York average:

5.46%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($587 average AGI)
Lewis County:

0.10%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, NY  1.53% ($31,542 average AGI)
to Oneida County, NY  0.70% ($27,771)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.18% ($26,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watson:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNER (1410 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WADR (1480 AM; 5 kW; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WBRV (900 AM; 1 kW; BOONVILLE, NY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY)
  • WIBX (950 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watson:

  • WBDI (106.7 FM; COPENHAGEN, NY; Owner: FORCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJNY (90.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CNG COUNCIL CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WLLG (99.3 FM; LOWVILLE, NY; Owner: THE FLACK BROADCASTING GROUP L.L.C.)
  • WXLH (91.3 FM; BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFRY-FM (97.5 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WTOJ (103.1 FM; CARTHAGE, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRGR (102.3 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID, INC.)
  • WXLG (89.9 FM; NORTH CREEK, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WUCL (93.5 FM; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJS (90.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS FAMILY B/G)
  • WSLJ (88.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBRV-FM (101.3 FM; BOONVILLE, NY; Owner: THE FLACK BROADCASTING GROUP L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Watson:

  • WWTI (Channel 50; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WPBS-TV (Channel 16; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • WWNY-TV (Channel 7; CARTHAGE, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $11,066,000
Total average daily traffic: 470
Total average daily truck traffic: 37
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 651

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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