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Watertown, CT (Connecticut) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $246,152 (it was $147,200 in 2000)
Watertown:

$246,152
Connecticut:

$273,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $168,416 - $334,140

Watertown,CT index of house prices

Total population: 22,514 (Urban population: 19,309, Rural population: 2,352 (11 farm, 2,341 nonfarm))

Houses: 9,242 (8,288 occupied: 6,707 owner occupied, 1,609 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

19%
State:

34%

Housing density: 317 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017 in this county: $285,814.

Median contract rent in 2017: $564 (lower quartile is $402, upper quartile is $697)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $866


Median gross rent in Watertown, CT in 2017: $646

Housing units in Watertown with a mortgage: 3,826 (219 second mortgage, 722 home equity loan, 29 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,798


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Watertown, Connecticut Age and Sex of Residents

Household type by relationship:

Households: 187,123
  • In family households: 156,490 (36,561 male householders, 14,969 female householders)
    41,185 spouses, 52,814 children (49,404 natural, 1,325 adopted, 2,085 stepchildren), 2,365 grandchildren, 1,073 brothers or sisters, 1,650 parents, 1,216 other relatives, 3,500 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 30,633 (11,692 male householders (9,019 living alone)), 13,418 female householders (11,384 living alone)), 5,523 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,804 (1,566 institutionalized population)

34,479 married couples with children.
7,472 single-parent households (1,895 men, 5,577 women).

87.2% of residents of Watertown speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
9.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 2,485 (11.5%)
(65.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Watertown, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Watertown, Connecticut
  • 28no bedroom
  • 1701 bedroom
  • 1,0592 bedrooms
  • 3,5913 bedrooms
  • 1,2154 bedrooms
  • 3185+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Watertown, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Watertown, Connecticut
  • 21no bedroom
  • 5141 bedroom
  • 6582 bedrooms
  • 3773 bedrooms
  • 664 bedrooms
  • 295+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Watertown in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Watertown in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 176no vehicle
  • 1,4531 vehicle
  • 3,1202 vehicles
  • 1,1643 vehicles
  • 3394 vehicles
  • 1295+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Watertown in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Watertown in renter-occupied apartments
  • 183no vehicle
  • 8711 vehicle
  • 5042 vehicles
  • 913 vehicles
  • 164 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Watertown, Connecticut
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Watertown, Connecticut
  • 181 room
  • 192 rooms
  • 633 rooms
  • 5074 rooms
  • 1,0045 rooms
  • 1,7766 rooms
  • 1,3347 rooms
  • 8908 rooms
  • 7709+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Watertown, Connecticut
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Watertown, Connecticut
  • 101 room
  • 1122 rooms
  • 3833 rooms
  • 4814 rooms
  • 3555 rooms
  • 2256 rooms
  • 527 rooms
  • 208 rooms
  • 279+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Watertown, CT
  • Watertown, CT household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Watertown, CT in 2017
  • 2,398Less than $10,000
  • 5,010$10,000 to $19,999
  • 4,817$20,000 to $29,999
  • 6,291$30,000 to $39,999
  • 5,932$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5,599$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,908$60,000 to $74,999
  • 11,629$75,000 to $99,999
  • 8,461$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7,526$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,689$150,000 to $199,999
  • 6,572$200,000 or more

Percentage of workers working in this county: 36.5%
Number of people working at home: 571 (5.1% of all workers)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 392
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,595
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,830
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,727
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,447
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 526
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,034
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 290
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 510
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 881
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 383
  • 90 or more minutes: 285

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,709 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 923 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 59 (1%)
  • Railroad: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 170 (2%)
  • Other means: 15 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 220 (2%)
Class of Workers in 2000
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Watertown, Connecticut
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Watertown, Connecticut
  • 1291995 to March 2000
  • 1151990 to 1994
  • 1551985 to 1989
  • 1021980 to 1984
  • 1651975 to 1979
  • 3041970 to 1974
  • 3101965 to 1969
  • 333Before 1965
Ancestries in Watertown, CT

First ancestries reported:

  • Italian: 7,378 (27.2%)
  • Irish: 4,416 (16.3%)
  • French: 2,244 (8.3%)
  • English: 2,194 (8.1%)
  • German: 1,994 (7.4%)
  • Other: 1,769 (6.5%)
  • Polish: 1,388 (5.1%)
  • French Canadian: 1,200 (4.4%)
  • Lithuanian: 1,002 (3.7%)
  • United States: 605 (2.2%)
  • Scottish: 500 (1.8%)
  • Russian: 414 (1.5%)
  • Portuguese: 406 (1.5%)
  • Swedish: 327 (1.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 166 (0.6%)
  • Hungarian: 160 (0.6%)
  • Czech: 152 (0.6%)
  • Ukrainian: 133 (0.5%)
  • Dutch: 132 (0.5%)
  • Swiss: 117 (0.4%)
  • Arab: 102 (0.4%)
  • Greek: 97 (0.4%)
  • Slovak: 60 (0.2%)
  • Welsh: 51 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 40 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 28 (0.1%)
  • West Indian: 13 (0.05%)
  • Subsaharan African: 8 (0.03%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Italy
Watertown:

38.4% (619)
Connecticut:

7.0% (26,023)

Philippines
Watertown:

7.9% (128)
Connecticut:

1.7% (6,247)

United Kingdom
Watertown:

5.1% (83)
Connecticut:

4.4% (16,395)

Canada
Watertown:

5.1% (82)
Connecticut:

5.2% (19,083)

Portugal
Watertown:

5.0% (80)
Connecticut:

3.6% (13,234)

Ukraine
Watertown:

4.6% (74)
Connecticut:

1.0% (3,822)

Other Eastern Europe
Watertown:

4.2% (67)
Connecticut:

2.1% (7,596)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Watertown:

3.3% (53)
Connecticut:

2.5% (9,358)

India
Watertown:

3.0% (49)
Connecticut:

4.1% (15,108)

Lebanon
Watertown:

2.6% (42)
Connecticut:

0.3% (1,286)

Korea
Watertown:

2.5% (40)
Connecticut:

1.5% (5,508)

Poland
Watertown:

2.4% (39)
Connecticut:

6.9% (25,507)

Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Watertown:

2.3% (37)
Connecticut:

0.5% (1,693)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,645
  • Other state: 3,290
  • Northeast: 2,483
  • Midwest: 292
  • South: 435
  • West: 80

69% of Watertown residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Connecticut.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 74
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 23
  • 5th and 6th grade: 98
  • 7th and 8th grade: 277
  • 9th grade: 95
  • 10th grade: 181
  • 11th grade: 186
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 174
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,288
  • Less than 1 year of college: 467
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 869
  • Associate degree: 559
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,028
  • Master's degree: 441
  • Professional school degree: 140
  • Doctorate degree: 54
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 57
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 48
  • 5th and 6th grade: 100
  • 7th and 8th grade: 289
  • 9th grade: 145
  • 10th grade: 278
  • 11th grade: 152
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 245
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,420
  • Less than 1 year of college: 436
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 886
  • Associate degree: 848
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,196
  • Master's degree: 703
  • Professional school degree: 143
  • Doctorate degree: 22
Educational Attainment for Females
Watertown marital status for males
Watertown marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,301
  • One, attached: 284
  • Two: 681
  • 3 or 4: 550
  • 5 to 9: 329
  • 10 to 19: 63
  • 20 to 49: 55
  • 50 or more: 22
  • Mobile homes: 13

Median worth of mobile homes: $154,657

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.2%
Year householders moved into residence in Watertown
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Watertown, CT
  • 68.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.8%Utility gas
  • 10.1%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Watertown, CT
  • 40.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 29.1%Utility gas
  • 25.4%Electricity
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 280
Here:

10.8%
Connecticut:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 280
Here:

20.7%
Connecticut:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 207
Here:

24.0%
Connecticut:

33.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability