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Watson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Watson Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Livingston Parish at latitude 30.5749 and longitude -90.9508. Livingston Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 69 feet.

The formal official name is the Watson Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Watson, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Watson indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Watson, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,061
Population in Households 1,061
Population in Familes 960
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,106
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 388
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 343 (85.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $230,603
Average Home Value $253,644


Median Household Income $76,386
Average Household Income $83,283
Per Capita Income $28,024
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.31% 0.94%
Households 0.43% 0.91%
Families 0.6% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
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 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 275 42nd
Population Density1 # 130 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 448 5th
Median Household Income # 12 98th
Per Capita Income # 42 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.