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Demographics

People

Total Population765
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+399
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married50.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6.2%
Median Earnings25+$20,667
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,000
% Above Poverty Level77.6%
% Below Poverty Level22.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$663
Median House Value$74,600

Ancestry

German35.3%
Irish14.5%
Italian8.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.8%
English7.7%
French Except Basque3%
Dutch2.6%
Canadian0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Norwegian0.3%
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Watson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Effingham County
Standard Zip Codes62473
Phone Area Codes618,217
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.02
Approximate Longitude-88.56

Watson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEFFINGHAM
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationVANDALIA
Distance28.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp43 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches
StationWINDSOR
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altamont2,314$48,929
Dieterich714$55,417
Edgewood494$56,250
Effingham12,650$64,390
Mason352$40,000
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