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Watertown, Florida - Basic Facts

The Watertown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,940 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watertown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Watertown, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,940
Daytime Population: Workers 959
Daytime Population: Residents 1,910
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 2,680
Population in Familes 2,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 260
Population Density2 1,227
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $36,126
Average Household Income $48,767
Per Capita Income $19,549


Total Housing Units 1,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 718 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 506 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 257 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $113,760
Average Home Value $153,095


Total Households 1,224
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 760
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.49%
Households 0.39% 0.41%
Families 0.65% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 2017 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 # 586 36th
Population Density # 537 42nd
Diversity Index # 335 63rd
Median Household Income # 755 18th
Per Capita Income # 719 22nd

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