Watsontown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watsontown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Watsontown had a population of 2,319 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watsontown: Watsonburg.

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Watsontown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,319
Population in Households 2,222
Population in Familes 1,629
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density1 3,442
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,010
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 571
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 503 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 507 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $115,335
Average Home Value $128,579


Median Household Income $41,273
Average Household Income $51,231
Per Capita Income $22,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.21%
Households -0.14% -0.1%
Families -0.39% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

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, 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 # 573 68th
Population Density1 # 328 81st
Diversity Index2 # 1061 40th
Median Household Income # 1288 27th
Per Capita Income # 1213 31st

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