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Population (year 2000): 32,986. Estimated population in July 2005: 32,303 (-2.1% change)
Males: 15,265 (46.3%), Females: 17,721 (53.7%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 36.7 years
Median household income: $59,764 (year 2000)
Median house value: $270,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Watertown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.7%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Black (1.7%)
  • Chinese (1.5%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (23.1%), Italian (19.7%), English (8.8%), German (5.9%), Greek (3.8%), French (3.7%).

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Elevation: 36 feet

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Watertown,

For population 25 years and over in Watertown

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watertown city

  • Never married: 41.2%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

20.3% Foreign born (8.5% Asia, 7.9% Europe, 2.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -289 (-0.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Newton, (3.0 miles pop. 83,829).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (7.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (220.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (1.5 miles Belmont, MA Newton, (3.0 miles MA Arlington, (3.4 miles MA Waltham, (3.7 miles MA Brookline, (4.3 miles .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 5 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $138,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $70,900
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $272,400
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $192,900

Latitude: 42.37 N, Longitude: 71.18 W

Area codes: 617, 857


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (17.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,165 (-9.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,312 (17.5%)


 

Crime in Watertown by Year

Type 1999 2000 2002 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 3 0 3
    per 100,000 0.0 9.1 0.0 9.1
Robberies 6 5 10 18
    per 100,000 18.2 15.2 30.3 54.6
Assaults 104 62 34 24
    per 100,000 315.3 188.0 103.1 72.8
Burglaries 64 63 81 84
    per 100,000 194.0 191.0 245.6 254.7
Thefts 589 561 470 415
    per 100,000 1785.6 1700.7 1424.8 1258.1
Auto thefts 62 49 41 54
    per 100,000 188.0 148.5 124.3 163.7
168.6 139.1 113.8 115.8


Average climate in Watertown, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Watertown,

Watertown-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the Watertown city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Maria White Lowell - (1821-1853), poet.


Main business address for: OXIGENE INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), ACUSPHERE INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), IONICS INC (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY, NEC), BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS INC (SERVICES-CHILD DAY CARE SERVICES), V I TECHNOLOGIES INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)).


Hospitals/medical centers near Watertown:
  • MCLEAN HOSPITAL CORPORATION (about 2 miles; BELMONT, MA)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL - BOSTON (about 3 miles; BOSTON, MA)
  • FRANCISCAN CHILDRENS HOSP & REHAB CTR (about 3 miles; BRIGHTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Watertown:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 10 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 13 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • MANCHESTER (about 43 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Watertown:
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 13 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • NORFOLK (about 22 miles; NORFOLK, MA; ID: 32M)
  • MARLBORO (about 23 miles; MARLBORO, MA; ID: 9B1)

Amtrak stations near Watertown:
  • 8 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 9 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 68 $186,828 $32,969 12 $3,749
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 206 $861,679 $50,194 58 $40,670


Colleges/Universities in Watertown:
  • NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF ACUPUNCTURE INC (Full-time enrollment: 244; Location: 40 Belmont Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nesa.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • CASS SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN (Location: 531 MT AUBURN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • FAMILY INSTITUTE OF CAMBRIDGE INC (Location: 51 KONDAZIAN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • NEW ENGLAND FUEL INSTITUTE TECHNICAL TRAINING CTR (Location: 20 SUMMER ST BOX 9137; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nefi.com)
  • THE POLARITY INSTITUTE (Location: 17 SPRING ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watertown:
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; WALTHAM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,651)
  • BOSTON COLLEGE (about 4 miles; CHESTNUT HILL, MA; FT enrollment: 13,341)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 6 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 9,895)
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 25,110)
  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (about 6 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,122)
Public high school in Watertown:
  • WATERTOWN HIGH (Students: 739; Location: 50 COLUMBIA STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Watertown:
  • PERKINS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND (Students: 198; Location: 175 NORTH BEACON STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Watertown:
  • WATERTOWN MIDDLE (Students: 583; Location: 68 WAVERLEY AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HOSMER (Students: 442; Location: 1 CONCORD RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL (Students: 357; Location: 175 ORCHARD STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CUNNIFF (Students: 273; Location: 246 WARREN STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Watertown:
  • ST STEPHENS ARMENIAN ELEMENTAR (Students: 138; Location: 47 NICHOLS AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ATRIUM SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 552 MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • NEW ENGLAND HOME-ORCHARD (Students: 29; Location: 917 BELMONT; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Watertown:
  • WATERTOWN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,653,889; Location: 123 MAIN ST.; 129,884 books; 6,587 audio materials; 6,751 video materials; 364 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Watertown: Oakley Country Club (A), Victory Field (B), Fillippello Playground (C), North End Fire Station (D), East Library (E), North Branch Watertown Free Public Library (F), East End Fire Station (G), Armenian Library and Museum of America (H), Earthwatch Library (I), Braille and Talking Book Library (J), Waverly Reading Room (K), Watertown Townhall (L).

Shopping Centers: Arsenal Mall Shopping Center (1), Watertown Mall Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Watertown include: Watertown Evangelical Church (A), Christ Lutheran Church (B), Church of the Good Shepherd (C), Saint Teresas Roman Catholic Church (D), Saint Stephens Armenian Church (E), Saint Stephens Armenian Apostolic Church (F), Saint Patricks Church (G), Saint Johns United Methodist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Ridgelawn Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Mount Auburn Cemetery (3), Saint Patricks Cemetery (4).

Lakes: Sawins Pond (A), Halecyon Lake (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Laundry Brook (A).

Parks in Watertown include: Coolidge Playground (1), How Park (2), Saltonstall Park (3), Moxley Playground (4), Bemis Playground (5), Whitney Hill Park (6).

Post office: (A).  


Watertown compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Watertown:
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watertown:
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBRS (100.1 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Watertown:
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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