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Watson, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Watson had a population of 799 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.


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Watson, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 799
Daytime Population: Workers 72
Daytime Population: Residents 352
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 424
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 799
Population in Familes 690
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 714
Diversity Index3 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,980
Average Household Income $61,378
Per Capita Income $22,766

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 243 (80.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $95,455
Average Home Value $133,094
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 283
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.8% 0.67%
Households 0.96% 0.77%
Families 1.54% 0.63%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

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, 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 # 774 43rd
Population Density # 936 32nd
Diversity Index # 1237 9th
Median Household Income # 697 49th
Per Capita Income # 1075 21st

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