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Watson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Watson Census Designated Place had a population of 1,071 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Watson, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,071
Daytime Population: Workers 774
Daytime Population: Residents 603
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,377
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 1,071
Population in Familes 968
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,117
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $75,137
Average Household Income $81,979
Per Capita Income $27,432


Total Housing Units 401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 346 (86.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $196,552
Average Home Value $215,101


Total Households 393
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 321
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.31% 1.04%
Households 0.43% 1.05%
Families 0.48% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2017 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 # 274 42nd
Population Density # 131 73rd
Diversity Index # 442 7th
Median Household Income # 19 96th
Per Capita Income # 84 82nd

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