Watertown Town, MA

33,849 Population
4 square miles 8,476.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
 
Population Density
8,476.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
40.3%
was 39.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
20.2%
was 23.1%
 
Percent Under 18
16.7%
was 17.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.7%
was 14.4%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.3
was 3.4
Ranked 2nd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
8.3%
was 8.5%
 
Median Household Income
$92,050
was $87,409
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41
41.7
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Violent Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Property Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available

 Housing

Total Housing Units
15,645
was 15,229
 
Median Rent
$1,650
was $1,593
 
Total Building Permits
468
was 14
 
Occupied Housing Units
14,726
was 14,357
 
Homeownership Rate
50.7%
was 52.1%
 
Single Family Building Permits
7
was 2
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
3,918.7
was 3,813.6
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
11.2%
was 11.2%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
461
was 12
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
31.1
was 0.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
14.3
was 0.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.0%
was 97.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.3%
was 94.0%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
62.0%
was 59.6%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
89.9%
was 90.2%
Ranked 43rd Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
5.9%
was 7.3%
Ranked 92nd Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$107,734,549
$103,445,514
Ranked 50th Highest in MA
Expenditure
$99,913,280
was $97,276,341
Ranked 49th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$3,277
was $3,197
Ranked 103rd Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$3,039
was $3,007
Ranked 105th Highest in MA

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