Watson, New York

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Watson, New York
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Watson, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°48′16″N75°17′30″W / 43.80444°N 75.29167°W / 43.80444; -75.29167
Country United States
State New York
County Lewis
Area [1]
  Total 115.70 sq mi (299.65 km2)
  Land 112.74 sq mi (291.99 km2)
  Water 2.96 sq mi (7.67 km2)
Elevation 1,280 ft (390 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,881
  Estimate (2016) [2] 1,849
  Density 16.40/sq mi (6.33/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13367
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-049-78729
GNIS feature ID 979607 [3]

Watson is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States. The population was 1,881 at the 2010 census. The town is named after early landowner James Watson.

Lewis County, New York County in the United States

Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,087, making it the fourth-least populous county in New York. Its county seat is Lowville. The county is named after Morgan Lewis, the Governor of New York when the county was established.

New York (state) State of the United States of America

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes referred to as New York State.

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The Town of Watson is at the east border of the county and is east of Lowville, the county seat.

Lowville (village), New York village in New York, United States

Lowville is a village in Lewis County, New York, United States. The village is nestled in the Black River Valley, between the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and the Tug Hill Plateau, in an area often referred to as the North Country. It is located in the center of Lewis County, in the southeastern part of the similarly named town of Lowville.

History

The town was first settled around 1815.

The town was formed from the Town of Leyden in 1821. Parts of Watson were later taken to form the Towns of Greig (1828), Diana (1830), Croghan (1841), and New Bremen (1848).

Leyden, New York Town in New York, United States

Leyden is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States. The population was 1,785 at the 2010 census.

Greig, New York Town in New York, United States

Greig is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States, Named after John Greig, the town was founded in 1828 from land within the boundary of Watson, New York. Originally named Brantingham, the town changed to its present name, February 20, 1832. Brantingham still survives as a hamlet within the boundaries of Greig, as a postal identity and for Brantingham Lake, to the east of town. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 1,199.

Diana, New York Town in New York, United States

Diana is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States. The population was 1,709 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 115.8 square miles (300 km2), of which 112.7 square miles (292 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) (2.61%) is water.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

The east town line is the border of Herkimer County, and the west town line is partly defined by the Black River.

Herkimer County, New York County in the United States

Herkimer County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,519. Its county seat is Herkimer. The county was created in 1791 north of the Mohawk River out of part of Montgomery County. It is named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who died from battle wounds in 1777 after taking part in the Battle of Oriskany during the Revolutionary War.

Black River (New York) river in New York state, United States

The Black River is a 125-mile-long (201 km) blackwater river that empties into the eastern end of Lake Ontario on the shore of Jefferson County, New York in the United States. The origin of the name is not clear, but it may stem from the natural tannic acid that darkens the water in places. The river flows in a generally northwest direction, with its valley dividing the Adirondack Mountains on the east from the Tug Hill region to the west.

The Beaver River flows through the north part of the town. The east part of Watson is inside the Adirondack Park.

Adirondack Park part of forest preserve in northeastern USA

The Adirondack Park is a part of New York's Forest Preserve in northeastern New York, United States. The park's boundary corresponds with the Adirondack Mountains. Established in 1885, it was the first state preserve of its type in the nation. Unlike most preserves, about 52 percent of the land is privately owned inholdings heavily regulated by the Adirondack Park Agency. This area contains 102 towns and villages, as well as numerous farms, businesses, and an active timber harvesting industry. The year-round population is 132,000, with 200,000 seasonal residents. The inclusion of human communities makes the park one of the great experiments in conservation in the industrialized world. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 909
1840 1,70787.8%
1850 1,138−33.3%
1860 1,028−9.7%
1870 1,14611.5%
1880 1,47028.3%
1890 1,299−11.6%
1900 981−24.5%
1910 757−22.8%
1920 707−6.6%
1930 528−25.3%
1940 5361.5%
1950 5869.3%
1960 78133.3%
1970 1,07237.3%
1980 1,27218.7%
1990 1,61326.8%
2000 1,98623.1%
2010 1,881−5.3%
Est. 20161,849 [2] −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 1,987 people, 772 households, and 562 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.6 people per square mile (6.8/km²). There were 1,652 housing units at an average density of 14.7 per square mile (5.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.49% White, 0.40% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 772 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $28,208 versus $20,913 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,708. About 8.0% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Watson, New York
  4. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "National Register of Historic Places". WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 8/17/09 THROUGH 8/21/09. National Park Service. 2009-08-28.

Coordinates: 43°46′33″N75°26′10″W / 43.77583°N 75.43611°W / 43.77583; -75.43611