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Watson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Watson Census Designated Place had a population of 1,079 as of July 1, 2016. Watson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watson is located at latitude 30.5749 and longitude -90.9508 in Livingston Parish. The formal boundaries for the Watson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Livingston Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Watson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586719) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Watson Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Livingston Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Watson, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,079
Population in Households 1,078
Population in Familes 976
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,125
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 396
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 324
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (86.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $194,595
Average Home Value $209,483


Median Household Income $68,745
Average Household Income $79,470
Per Capita Income $26,727
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.93%
Households 0.62% 1.04%
Families 0.71% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Watson, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watson to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 278 42nd
Population Density1 # 129 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 448 6th
Median Household Income # 21 96th
Per Capita Income # 81 83rd

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