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Watson, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Watson had a population of 814 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.0253 and longitude -88.5698 in Effingham County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Watson 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.


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Watson, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 814
Population in Households 814
Population in Familes 705
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 728
Diversity Index3 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,438
Average Household Income $65,260
Per Capita Income $24,265

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $95,435
Average Home Value $145,418
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 288
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 223
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.93% 0.73%
Households 1.06% 0.75%
Families 1.58% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

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, 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 # 767 44th
Population Density # 928 32nd
Diversity Index # 1230 10th
Median Household Income # 615 55th
Per Capita Income # 1014 26th

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