For population 25 years and over in Watson:
For population 15 years and over in Watson town:
11 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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+: New York, NY (225.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
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:
Latitude: 43.80 N, Longitude: 75.29 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 315
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
Watson-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Watson town center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 8/15/1986, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 35.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Watson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 86% 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 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) 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 the city 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 Watson center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Watson:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watson:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.515. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 10.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Watson compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Watson town (based on Lewis County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.66%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,988 average adjusted gross income)
0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($626 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,789 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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TV broadcast stations around Watson:
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:
Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.