Watsontown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watsontown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Watsontown had a population of 2,315 as of July 1, 2017. Watsontown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watsontown is located at latitude 41.0848 and longitude -76.8644 in Northumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Watsontown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Northumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 482 feet.

The Borough of Watsontown (GNIS ID: 1215521) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 Watsontown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watsontown: Watsonburg.

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Watsontown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,315
Daytime Population: Workers 538
Daytime Population: Residents 1,128
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,666
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 2,218
Population in Familes 1,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 3,436
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $42,370
Average Household Income $53,730
Per Capita Income $23,790


Total Housing Units 1,108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 504 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 501 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $119,565
Average Home Value $131,944


Total Households 1,005
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 570
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 -0.21% -0.26%
Households -0.19% -0.24%
Families -0.36% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Watsontown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watsontown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 573 68th
Population Density # 328 81st
Diversity Index # 924 47th
Median Household Income # 1329 25th
Per Capita Income # 1209 31st

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