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Watson, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Watson had a population of 781 as of July 1, 2016. Watson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watson is located at latitude 39.0261 and longitude -88.5683 in Effingham County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Watson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Effingham County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 561 feet.

The Village of Watson (GNIS ID: 2400106) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Watson is located within Township of Watson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Effingham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Watson, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 781
Population in Households 781
Population in Familes 675
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 698
Diversity Index2 5
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 278
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $94,860
Average Home Value $136,146
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,001
Average Household Income $59,859
Per Capita Income $22,472
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.51%
Households 0.83% 0.71%
Families 1.57% 0.64%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Watson, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watson to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 782 43rd
Population Density1 # 954 30th
Diversity Index2 # 1224 11th
Median Household Income # 657 52nd
Per Capita Income # 1014 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.