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The Watertown CDP(1) had a population of 2,984 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Watertown is located at latitude 30.1925 and longitude -82.6146 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Watertown Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Watertown Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Watertown Census Designated Place is located within Lake City CCD of Columbia County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Watertown, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,984 (100%)
Population in Households 2,714 (91.0%)
Population in Families 2,073 (69.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 270 ( 9.0%)
Population Density 1,230
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $38,761
Average Household Income $53,339
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $20,139
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 759 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 495 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $140,274
Average Home Value $188,454
Housing Affordability Index3 163


Total Households 1,254
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 776
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.34% 0.34%
Households 0.36% 0.36%
Families 0.46% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
Owner Occupied HU   0.75%

Watertown, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watertown to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 591 36th
Population Density # 547 41st
Median Household Income # 796 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 660 72nd
Per Capita Income # 757 18th
Diversity Index # 351 61st

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