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Watson, New York
The Town of Watson is on the east border of the county.
The east town line is the border of Herkimer County, New York.
The Beaver River flows through the north part of the town. Watson is inside the Adirondack State Park.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 299.8 km² (115.8 mi²). 292.0 km² (112.7 mi²) of it is land and 7.8 km² (3.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.61% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,987 people, 772 households, and 562 families residing in the town. The population density is 6.8/km² (17.6/mi²). There are 1,652 housing units at an average density of 5.7/km² (14.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.49% White, 0.40% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 772 households out of which 33.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% are married couples living together, 6.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% are non-families. 21.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $35,000, and the median income for a family is $38,438. Males have a median income of $28,208 versus $20,913 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,708. 11.3% of the population and 8.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.5% of those under the age of 18 and 14.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Communities and locations in Watson
- Beaver Lake -- A lake in the northeast part of the town.
- Chase Lake A lake south of Sperryville.
- Eagle Falls -- A location on the Eagle River.
- Moshier Falls -- A location at the east town line in Herkimer County.
- Number Four -- A location in the north part of the town.
- Sperryville -- A hamlet in the southwest part of the town.
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