Watertown, a small city in New York, has a population of approximately 26,000. It's a nice place to raise a family, as children under 5 account for a higher percentage of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), though young professionals are well-represented as well. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 36, skews decidedly younger than most cities in New York. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the city, and 60% of residents are renting. With a relatively low average rent of $828 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in New York. Each month, renters in Watertown will save around $453 compared to the state average.
Many Watertown residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 22% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Watertown workers earn an average annual income of just over $50K, around $31,000 less than the state average. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Watertown has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 7% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 16 minutes, the commute time for Watertown residents is shorter than the New York average of about 38 minutes. Many residents (41%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not extensively used. Few residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number is greater than the national average.