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Watson, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Watson had a population of 198 as of July 1, 2019. 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 33.8951 and longitude -91.2562 in Desha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watson 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.


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Watson, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Watson, AR Housing Affordability Index is 330
State of Arkansas Housing Affordability Index is 177
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Watson, AR Wealth Index is 49
State of Arkansas Wealth Index is 67
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 198
Population in Households 198
Population in Families 160
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,094
Diversity Index1 46
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,926
Average Household Income $51,843
Per Capita Income $23,080
Wealth Index3 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $76,471
Housing Affordability Index2 330
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.22% -0.51%
Households 0.0% -0.48%
Families -0.55% -0.71%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

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, 2019 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 # 425 21st
Population Density # 49 91st
Diversity Index # 183 67th
Median Household Income # 193 64th
Per Capita Income # 224 59th

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