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The City of Watson had a population of 206 as of July 1, 2016. Watson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watson is located at latitude 33.8939 and longitude -91.2573 in Desha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Desha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 151 feet.

The City of Watson (GNIS ID: 2405688) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Watson is located within Township of Red Fork, a minor civil division (MCD) of Desha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Watson, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 206
Population in Households 206
Population in Familes 167
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,001
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $77,500
Average Home Value $95,000


Median Household Income $33,831
Average Household Income $44,491
Per Capita Income $19,531
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.79%
Households -0.18% -0.46%
Families -0.79% -1.04%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Watson, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watson to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 424 22nd
Population Density1 # 74 86th
Diversity Index2 # 182 66th
Median Household Income # 345 36th
Per Capita Income # 293 46th

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