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Overview

Introduction to Watertown, New York

Watertown, New York, in Jefferson county, is 65 miles N of Syracuse, New York and 167 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 26,705 people lived in Watertown.

Watertown History

In 1800, pioneers from New Hampshire settled in the area that is presently known as Watertown. They selected in this area because of its proximity to the Black River. They had envisioned developing an industrial center that could be powered by the Black River. By the middle of the 19th century, the area had some major industries, including many paper mills. Watertown went on to be incorporated as a village in 1816 and as a city in 1869.

Watertown and nearby Attractions

  • Thompson Park
  • Thompson Park Zoo
  • Jefferson County Historical Society
  • Sci-Tech Center
  • Watertown Golf Club
  • Ives Hill Country Club

Things To Do In Watertown

Watertown is home to several architecturally significant buildings. One of them is the Jefferson County Courthouse, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Along with its rich architectural heritage, the city has a compact and walkable retail area. The neighborhood also has a couple of standard golf courses.

Watertown Transportation

Watertown International Airport is nearby.

Watertown Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at the local Jefferson Community College. Other nearby institutions include SUNY College and Le Moyne College.

People

Total Population 27,250
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 12,184
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $31,102
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,424

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,079
% Above Poverty Level 76.9%
% Below Poverty Level 23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.7%
Median Gross Rent $816
Median House Value $125,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.9%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 21.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Watertown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles N of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 167 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 13601, 13602, 13603
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.974
Longitude -75.911

Watertown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WATERTOWN
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 53 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station WATERTOWN AP
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station STILLWATER RESERVOIR
Distance 44.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 55 to 74 F
Oct Temp 35 to 53 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Watertown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Knowsville (13601)

Wtown (13601, 13602)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adams Center 1,865 $52,917
Black River 1,381 $73,068
Calcium 4,102 $49,004
Dexter 1,359 $53,438
Glen Park 577 $56,719

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Watertown Public Libraries

Library
East Hounsfield Free Library
19438 NYS ROUTE 3
Watertown, New York
(315) 788-0637
Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library
229 WASHINGTON STREET
Watertown, New York
(315) 788-2352
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Watertown Hospitals

SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
830 WASHINGTON STREET
(315) 785-4121
Emergency Service: Yes

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Watertown High Schools

WATERTOWN SHS
1335 WASHINGTON ST
315-785-3800
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,166 students.

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