Watertown, New York

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Population in 2017: 25,687 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 
Males: 12,928  (50.3%)
Females: 12,759  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

31.6 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 13601.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,158 (it was $28,429 in 2000)
Watertown:

$38,158
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,165 (it was $16,354 in 2000)

Watertown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,321 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Watertown:

$130,321
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $172,262; detached houses: $169,679; townhouses or other attached units: $126,899; in 2-unit structures: $179,431; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $177,554; mobile homes: $38,362

Median gross rent in 2017: $859.

March 2019 cost of living index in Watertown: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.7%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.8% for Black residents, 46.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.5% for American Indian residents, 1.5% for other race residents, 45.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Watertown, NY (2017)
    • 20,30678.4%White alone
    • 1,9537.5%Black alone
    • 1,9527.5%Hispanic
    • 1,0764.2%Two or more races
    • 3401.3%American Indian alone
    • 3231.2%Asian alone
    • 770.3%Other race alone
    • 150.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 114 registered sex offenders living in Watertown, New York as of October 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Watertown is 229 to 1.


Crime rates in Watertown by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(11.4)
1
(3.7)
2
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
3
(11.0)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(10.8)
1
(3.7)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(53.3)
10
(36.6)
13
(48.6)
12
(43.6)
12
(43.8)
14
(51.3)
9
(33.2)
12
(43.5)
12
(42.6)
47
(167.8)
48
(173.2)
41
(153.2)
39
(151.5)
65
(254.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
28
(106.6)
42
(153.9)
27
(101.0)
20
(72.6)
19
(69.4)
20
(73.3)
15
(55.3)
20
(72.5)
16
(56.8)
17
(60.7)
15
(54.1)
15
(56.0)
16
(62.1)
19
(74.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
84
(319.7)
125
(458.0)
81
(303.1)
111
(403.0)
86
(314.0)
81
(297.1)
64
(235.8)
122
(442.5)
81
(287.4)
89
(317.8)
79
(285.0)
124
(463.3)
83
(322.4)
91
(356.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
227
(863.8)
292
(1,070)
179
(669.8)
194
(704.3)
217
(792.3)
171
(627.1)
158
(582.1)
269
(975.7)
169
(599.7)
193
(689.1)
229
(826.2)
194
(724.8)
153
(594.3)
130
(509.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,143
(4,350)
1,101
(4,034)
918
(3,435)
1,035
(3,757)
1,068
(3,900)
972
(3,565)
847
(3,120)
1,183
(4,291)
953
(3,382)
1,097
(3,917)
1,067
(3,850)
953
(3,561)
880
(3,418)
755
(2,958)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
71
(270.2)
116
(425.0)
70
(261.9)
57
(206.9)
34
(124.1)
23
(84.4)
114
(420.0)
124
(449.7)
43
(152.6)
6
(21.4)
30
(108.2)
24
(89.7)
21
(81.6)
19
(74.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A8
(29.3)
14
(52.4)
9
(32.7)
11
(40.2)
10
(36.7)
9
(33.2)
N/AN/A3
(10.7)
8
(28.9)
11
(41.1)
5
(19.4)
7
(27.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)417.4444.7350.0353.4347.4337.7296.8421.0298.1422.6453.9439.8396.9457.3

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City-data.com crime index in Watertown, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 71 (68 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.66
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: Irish (17.4%), Italian (11.1%), American (8.3%), German (8.1%), French (4.7%), English (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1816

Elevation: 478 feet

Land area: 8.96 square miles.

Population density: 2,868 people per square mile   (average).

Watertown, New York map

1,097 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.9% Europe, 0.8% North America).

This city:

4.2%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,530 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,081 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clay, NY (58.9 miles , pop. 58,805).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (102.2 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (240.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Glen Park, NY (1.7 miles ),
Brownville, NY (2.1 miles ),
Pamelia Center, NY (2.1 miles ),
Pamelia, NY (2.1 miles ),
Calcium, NY (2.3 miles ),
Rutland, NY (2.4 miles ),
Black River, NY (2.5 miles ),
Dexter, NY (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 43.98 N, Longitude: 75.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,179 (+35.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,981 (60.8%)

Area code: 315

Distribution of median household income in Watertown, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Watertown, NY in 2017
Watertown satellite photo by USGS

Watertown tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 2006: 105 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2008: 56 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2011: 107 buildings, average cost: $129,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Watertown, NY residents
Average permit cost in Watertown, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
New York:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Watertown, NY
Historical housing units in Watertown, NY
Most common industries in Watertown, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.1%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Watertown, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)

Average climate in Watertown, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Watertown, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 52.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Watertown-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 89% 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 77.9 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 114.1 miles away from Watertown center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 285.5 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 217.7 miles away from Watertown 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 82.1 miles away from Watertown 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 111.7 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 Jefferson County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Watertown:

  • HOSPICE OF JEFFERSON COUNTY INC (425 WASHINGTON AVE)
  • JEFFERSON REHAB CENTER, NYSARC, INC (453 GAFFNEY DR)
  • SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 830 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • MERCY OF NORTHERN NEW YORK (218 STONE STREET)
  • SAMARITAN KEEP NURSING HOME INC (133 PRATT ST)
  • RENAL CARE OF NORTHERN NEW YORK, LLC (19328 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • JEFFERSON CO PUB HLTH SVS CHHA (531 MEADE STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Watertown:

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Colleges/Universities in Watertown:

  • Jefferson Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,886; Location: 1220 Coffeen St; Public; Website: www.sunyjefferson.edu)
  • Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (Full-time enrollment: 102; Location: 20104 State Route 3; Public; Website: www.boces.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Watertown:

  • SUNY College at Oswego (about 49 miles; Oswego, NY; Full-time enrollment: 7,550)
  • St Lawrence University (about 57 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 57 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • Le Moyne College (about 65 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • Clarkson University (about 66 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,472)
  • Syracuse University (about 66 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 20,717)
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (about 67 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 2,044)

Public high schools in Watertown:

  • WATERTOWN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,220, Location: 1335 WASHINGTON ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • JEFFERSON-LEWIS-HAMILTON-HERKIMER-ONEIDA BOCES (Location: 20104 STATE RTE 3, Grades: KG-12)

Private high schools in Watertown:

Public elementary/middle schools in Watertown:

Private elementary/middle school in Watertown:

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Libraries in Watertown:

  • ROSWELL P. FLOWER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,078,176; Location: 229 WASHINGTON STREET; 86,358 books; 2,694 audio materials; 3,665 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 121 print serial subscriptions)
  • EAST HOUNSFIELD FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,239; Location: 19438 NYS ROUTE 3; 3,507 books; 5 audio materials; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private HS in Watertown, NY: Immaculate Heart Central HS - Private, Catholic
  • Brookside Cemetary County Route 165 Watertown
  • Private HS in Watertown, NY: Immaculate Heart Central HS - Private, Catholic

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Watertown: Watertown Golf Club (A), Watertown Water Works (B), City Center Industrial Park (C), Ives Hill Country Club (D), Strand Theatre (E), John T. Henderson Childcare Center (F), The Jules Center (G), Melvil Dewey Library Building (H), James McVean Student Center (I), John Foster Dulles Building (J), Samuel Guthrie Building (K), Robert E. Lansing Building (L), Watertown Power House (M), Saint Patrick's Children's Home (N), Jefferson County Home And Infirmary (O), Jefferson County Children's Home (P), Little Theatre of Watertown (Q), Watertown Fire Station Number 4 (R), Watertown Fire Department North Side Station (S), Niagara-Mohawk Power Corporation Sewalls Island Hydro-Electric Plant (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Watertown include: Cornerstone Assembly of God (A), Congregation Degel Israel Synagogue (B), Church of Christ (C), Concordia Lutheran Church (D), Saint Anthony's Roman Catholic Church (E), Thomas African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (F), Lansing Street Free Methodist Church (G), Redeemer Episcopal Church (H), Bethany Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Arsenal Street Cemetery (1), North Watertown Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Kelsey Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Watertown include: Kostyk Field (1), Public Square (2), Adams Recreation Field (3), Thompson Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: New York State Living Museum At Thompson Park (Botanical Gardens; One Thompson Park), Adirondack River Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 140 Newell Street).

Hotels: Allen's Budget Motel (24019 Nys Route 342), Best Western Carriage House In (300 Washington Street), Davidsons Motel (26177 State Route 3), City Line Motel (19226 USRoute 11), Carriage House Restaurant (300 Washngtn), Best Western (300 Washington Street), Econo Lodge Watertown (1030 Arsenal Street), Days Inn (110 Commerce Park Drive).

Birthplace of: Allen Welsh Dulles - CIA Director, Dick Dillin - Artist, Frederick Exley - Novelist, Zina D. H. Young - Activist, Jim Berkman - Lacrosse coach, John M. McHugh - Secretary of the Army and a former Republican politician, Nancy Duffy - Journalist, Reginald Case - Artist, Richard Grieco - Male singer, Robert Lansing - Lawyer.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown and their reported violations in the past:

RAINBOW MOTEL (Address: 24480 NYS ROUTE 12 , Population served: 130, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In SEP-01-2009. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-29-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2009), St BCA signed (FEB-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
HIGHLAND MEADOWS COUNTRY CLUB (Address: 24201 ROUTE 342 , Population served: 99, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KINGSTAR FOOD ORIENTAL RESTAURANT (Address: 22265 U.S. ROUTE 11 , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FAST EDDYS (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KOOL BROOK (Address: 24021 NYS RT 12 , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
REDWOOD MOTOR LODGE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-10-2008), St BCA signed (MAR-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2008)

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

  • RUSTIC GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAPLES MOTEL (THE) (Address: 23550 RT 12 NORTH , Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHBOUND COMFORT STATION (Address: 317 WASHINGTON STREET , Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.5%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.3%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2010:

  • 473 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 177 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 150 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2000:

  • 601 people in nursing homes
  • 144 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 138 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 98 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 56 people in religious group quarters
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Watertown (2011 data):

  • Watertown Savings Bank: State Street Branch, Clinton Street Branch, at 111 Clinton Street, Watertown Branch, Wsb Municipal Bank Branch. Info updated 2010/09/29: Bank assets: $453.9 mil, Deposits: $389.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Plaza Branch, North Side Branch, Arsenal Street Branch, Watertown Main Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Community Bank, National Association: Watertown - Washington Street Branch at 216 Washington Street, branch established on 1859/01/01; Watertown - Arsenal Street Branch at 1125 Arsenal Street, branch established on 1964/06/13. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Arsenal Street Branch at 1218 Arsenal Street, branch established on 1966/10/21; Washington Street Branch at 120 Washington Street, branch established on 1910/11/01. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • WSB Municipal Bank: Wsb Municipal Bank at 111 Clinton Street, branch established on 1913/04/24. Info updated 2011/09/08: Bank assets: $36.7 mil, Deposits: $29.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Watertown Financial Center Branch at 21877 Towne Center Drive, branch established on 2009/06/30. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ny Watertown Branch at 20823 Ny S Rt 3, branch established on 2009/11/11. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Carthage Federal Savings and Loan Association: Watertown Branch at 146 Arsenal St. Ste. 11, branch established on 2003/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $171.1 mil, Deposits: $147.0 mil, headquarters in Carthage, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Watertown:

Marital status in Watertown, NY
  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Watertown:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
New York average:

13.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Watertown
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Religion statistics for Watertown, NY (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,19423
Mainline Protestant10,12473
Evangelical Protestant4,88843
Other3,1768
Orthodox1401
Black Protestant161
None76,691-
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: 28
Jefferson County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Here:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Jefferson County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
This county:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

7.3%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

10.1%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.0%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.4%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.6%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Watertown:

6.9
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Watertown:

34.1%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Watertown:

58.2%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Watertown, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 75$406,080$64,9730$0
Police Protection - Officers 65$383,745$70,8450$0
Streets and Highways 47$184,499$47,1061$523
Housing and Community Development (Local) 35$122,933$42,1480$0
Water Supply 31$111,585$43,1943$2,863
Sewerage 23$93,080$48,5630$0
Financial Administration 18$76,435$50,9571$1,771
Other and Unallocable 12$53,437$53,4370$0
Parks and Recreation 11$47,669$52,0035$4,065
Local Libraries 11$41,029$44,7596$5,934
Other Government Administration 9$47,368$63,1575$6,031
Solid Waste Management 7$19,585$33,5740$0
Transit 6$19,977$39,9547$9,606
Police - Other 3$7,531$30,1240$0
Fire - Other 1$3,158$37,8960$0
Totals for Government 354$1,618,111$54,85128$30,793

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,648,000 ($64.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,630,000 ($63.46)
    General - Other: $379,000 ($14.75)
    Electric Utilities: $157,000 ($6.11)
    Libraries: $132,000 ($5.14)
    General Public Buildings: $28,000 ($1.09)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,120,000 ($588.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,691,000 ($338.34)
    Police Protection: $7,686,000 ($299.22)
    Sewerage: $5,709,000 ($222.25)
    Water Utilities: $4,373,000 ($170.24)
    Regular Highways: $3,380,000 ($131.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,360,000 ($91.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,559,000 ($60.69)
    Central Staff Services: $1,287,000 ($50.10)
    Libraries: $1,205,000 ($46.91)
    Financial Administration: $991,000 ($38.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $777,000 ($30.25)
    Transit Utilities: $620,000 ($24.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $380,000 ($14.79)
    Electric Utilities: $300,000 ($11.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $287,000 ($11.17)
    Health - Other: $276,000 ($10.74)
    General Public Buildings: $178,000 ($6.93)
    Natural Resources - Other: $127,000 ($4.94)
    Parking Facilities: $42,000 ($1.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,410,000 ($54.89)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $41,000 ($1.60)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $147,000 ($5.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $144,000 ($5.61)
    Police Protection: $116,000 ($4.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000 ($2.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000 ($2.18)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($0.86)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,080,000 ($742.79)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,359,000 ($130.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $848,000 ($33.01)
    Other: $589,000 ($22.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $336,000 ($13.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,357,000 ($91.76)
    Highways: $206,000 ($8.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,130,000 ($666.87)
    Other: $2,200,000 ($85.65)
    Highways: $6,000 ($0.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $684,000 ($26.63)
    Fines and Forfeits: $117,000 ($4.55)
    Rents: $61,000 ($2.37)
    Sale of Property: $41,000 ($1.60)
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($0.78)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($0.74)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,941,000 ($192.35)
    Electric Utilities: $3,799,000 ($147.90)
    Transit Utilities: $166,000 ($6.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,703,000 ($183.09)
    Other: $845,000 ($32.90)
    Highways: $600,000 ($23.36)
  • Tax - Property: $8,286,000 ($322.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $688,000 ($26.78)
    Other License: $315,000 ($12.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $232,000 ($9.03)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($0.16)
    Amusements License: $2,000 ($0.08)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,465,000 ($1497.45)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,020,000 ($1012.96)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,810,000 ($615.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,365,000 ($131.00)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,485,000 ($369.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,855,000 ($967.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,000 ($0.90)

9.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,699 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.64%
New York average:

4.90%

0.68% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,767 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.68%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lewis County, NY  0.37% ($33,252 average AGI)
from St. Lawrence County, NY  0.34% ($35,826)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.25% ($86,514)


13.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,470 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.09%
New York average:

5.85%

0.67% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,290 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.67%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lewis County, NY  0.35% ($35,195 average AGI)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.34% ($46,052)
to St. Lawrence County, NY  0.29% ($30,811)
Businesses in Watertown, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy2
AT&T4Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets8
American Eagle Outfitters2Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike9
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Best Western1Pac Sun1
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless2
Burlington Coat Factory1Penske1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pier 1 Imports1
Charlotte Russe1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Raymour & Flanigan1
Curves1Red Lobster1
Deb1Rite Aid2
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears3
Dunkin Donuts3Spencer Gifts1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks2
FedEx8Subaru1
Foot Locker1Subway9
Ford1T-Mobile3
GNC2T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell2
H&R Block2Target1
Hilton2Toyota1
Holiday Inn1Toys"R"Us1
Hollister Co.1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul4
Hot Topic1UPS15
Hyundai1Vans3
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless4
Jones New York1Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Walgreens2
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's2
Kohl's1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Watertown:

  • WNER (1410 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • WATN (1240 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTNY (790 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSCP (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SANDY CREEK-PULASKI, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYR (570 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 Watertown:

  • WRVJ (91.7 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WFRY-FM (97.5 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WSLJ (88.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBDI (106.7 FM; COPENHAGEN, NY; Owner: FORCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJNY (90.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CNG COUNCIL CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WTOJ (103.1 FM; CARTHAGE, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIZ-FM (93.3 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WWJS (90.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS FAMILY B/G)
  • W281AA (104.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CLANCY - MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOTT (100.7 FM; HENDERSON, NY; Owner: JEFFERSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLLG (99.3 FM; LOWVILLE, NY; Owner: THE FLACK BROADCASTING GROUP L.L.C.)
  • W211AR (90.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMHI (94.7 FM; CAPE VINCENT, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY INC)
  • WSCP-FM (101.7 FM; PULASKI, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WBDR (102.7 FM; CAPE VINCENT, NY; Owner: BORDER INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING, I)

TV broadcast stations around Watertown:

  • WWNY-TV (Channel 7; CARTHAGE, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWTI (Channel 50; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WNYF-CA (Channel 25; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPBS-TV (Channel 16; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • WBQZ-LP (Channel 34; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: ANTHONY DiMARCANTONIO)
  • WLOT-LP (Channel 66; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: R. ANTHONY DiMARCANTONIO)
  • WSPX-TV (Channel 56; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PAXSON SYRACUSE LICENSE, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Watertown: George Taylor.

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
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 348ft / 106mTotal length
  • $58,469,000Total costs
  • 231,923Total average daily traffic
  • 14,693Total average daily truck traffic
  • 172,823Total future (year 2022) average daily traffic
New bridges in Watertown, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Watertown, NY
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Watertown)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Watertown, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 183 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Watertown)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Watertown)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 154. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 219 took place in 2005, and the least - 60 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Watertown, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.7%), and Outside Fires (31.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Watertown, NY
    • 1,22746.7%Structure Fires
    • 83331.7%Outside Fires
    • 36413.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2017.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watertown, NY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Watertown, New York:

  • Allen's Budget Motel, 24019 Nys Rt 342, Watertown, New York 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-5319, Fax: (315) 788-7944
  • Comfort Inn And Suites Watertown, 110 Commerce Park Dr, Watertown, New York 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-2700, Fax: (315) 782-7691
  • Best Western Watertown Fort Drum, 300 Washington St, Watertown, New York 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-8000, Fax: (315) 786-2097
  • Watertown Econo Lodge, 1030 Arsenal St, Watertown, New York 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-5500, Fax: (315) 788-7608
  • Inn Your Budget, 104 Breen Ave, Watertown, New York 13601 , Phone: (315) 786-6666, Fax: (315) 788-5676
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1290 Arsenal St, Watertown, New York 13601 , Phone: (315) 779-1234, Fax: (315) 779-1100
  • Hampton Inn Watertown, 155 Commerce Park Dr, Watertown, New York 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-2222, Fax: (315) 788-8410
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1190 Arsenal St, Watertown, New York 13601 , Phone: (315) 788-6800, Fax: (315) 788-5366
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Watertown, New York
Most common first names in Watertown, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary41180.4 years
John36073.6 years
William30075.1 years
Robert25470.1 years
Charles22174.4 years
George21777.1 years
Margaret21680.1 years
James18674.0 years
Helen17679.5 years
Joseph17473.7 years
Most common last names in Watertown, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16376.8 years
Brown8976.6 years
Johnson6978.6 years
Jones6473.4 years
Williams6079.5 years
Davis5278.5 years
Miller4977.8 years
Martin4679.8 years
White4176.5 years
Clark3979.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Watertown, NY
  • 88.4%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Watertown, NY
  • 53.8%Utility gas
  • 38.9%Electricity
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used


Watertown compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Watertown on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 5,000+)"
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  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Africa (population 500+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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