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The City of Watson had a population of 188 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Watson, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 188
Daytime Population: Workers 13
Daytime Population: Residents 101
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 114
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 188
Population in Familes 152
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 913
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $35,818
Average Household Income $47,464
Per Capita Income $20,709


Total Housing Units 102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $81,579
Average Home Value $100,893


Total Households 80
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.58% -1.99%
Households -1.31% -1.81%
Families -1.89% -1.92%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

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, 2017 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 # 430 21st
Population Density # 89 84th
Diversity Index # 192 65th
Median Household Income # 330 39th
Per Capita Income # 271 50th

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