Location of Watson in Effingham County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
|• Total||1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)|
|• Land||1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|• Estimate (2016)||748|
|• Density||668.45/sq mi (258.19/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
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Watson is a village in Effingham County, Illinois, United States. The population was 754 at the 2010 census.Watson is part of the Effingham, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Effingham County is a county located in the southern part of the U.S. state Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,242. Its county seat and largest city is Effingham. Some other cities in Effingham County, Illinois include Altamont, Teutopolis (T-Town), Beecher City, Montrose, Dieterich, Shumway, Watson, Mason, Edgewood, Heartville, and Funkhouser. Effingham County comprises the Effingham, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.
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The village was named after George Watson, a railroad official.
Watson is located in south-central Effingham County at 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to U.S. Route 45 and south 3 miles (5 km) to Interstate 57 at Exit 151. Effingham, the county seat, is 8 miles (13 km) north via US 45.(39.024538, -88.568394). Illinois Route 37 passes through the village, leading east
Illinois Route 37, or Illinois 37, is a north–south route in southern Illinois. It is 155.07 miles (249.56 km) in length.
U.S. Route 45 is a major north–south United States highway and a border-to-border route, from Lake Superior to the Gulf of Mexico. A sign at the highway's northern terminus notes the total distance as 1,300 miles (2,100 km).
Interstate 57 (I-57) is an Interstate Highway in Missouri and Illinois that parallels the old Illinois Central rail line for much of its route. It goes from Sikeston, Missouri, at Interstate 55 to Chicago, Illinois, at Interstate 94. I-57 essentially serves as a shortcut route for travelers headed between the south and Chicago, bypassing St. Louis, Missouri. Between the junction of I-55 and I-57 in Sikeston, Missouri and the junction of I-55 and I-90/94 in Chicago, I-55 travels for 436 miles (702 km), while the combination of I-57 and I-94 is only 396 miles (637 km) long between the same two points. In fact, both the control cities on the overhead signs, as well as destination mileage signs, reference Memphis along southbound I-57, even as far north as its northern origin at I-94 in Chicago. Likewise, at its southern end, Chicago is the control city listed for I-57 on signs on northbound I-55 south of Sikeston, Missouri, even though I-55 also goes to Chicago.
According to the 2010 census, Watson has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2), all land.
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As of the censusof 2000, there were 729 people, 245 households, and 191 families residing in the village. The population density was 746.0 people per square mile (287.2/km²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 270.2 per square mile (104.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.22% White, 0.41% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.41% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.
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There were 245 households out of which 51.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.39.
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In the village, the population was spread out with 34.4% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 14.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $39,028, and the median income for a family was $42,159. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,000. About 9.3% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.
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