Watertown, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Watertown, Florida - Basic Facts

The Watertown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,864 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Watertown is located at latitude 30.1855 and longitude -82.6027 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Watertown Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2402987) 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.

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Watertown, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,864
Population in Households 2,604
Population in Familes 1,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 260
Population Density2 1,195
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $37,395
Average Household Income $49,475
Per Capita Income $19,857


Total Housing Units 1,452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 714 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 480 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $113,725
Average Home Value $155,517


Total Households 1,194
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 741
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.15% 0.39%
Households 0.04% 0.35%
Families 0.26% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2018 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 # 592 36th
Population Density # 547 41st
Diversity Index # 338 63rd
Median Household Income # 746 19th
Per Capita Income # 715 22nd

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