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.
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.
|Population in Households||781|
|Population in Familes||675|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.81|
|Average Family Size||3|
|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|
|Median Household Income||$53,001|
|Average Household Income||$59,859|
|Per Capita Income||$22,472|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.65%|
|Per Capita Income||1.82%|
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.
|Total Population||# 782||43rd|
|Population Density1||# 954||30th|
|Diversity Index2||# 1224||11th|
|Median Household Income||# 657||52nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 1014||26th|
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