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Watson, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Village of Watson had a population of 106 as of July 1, 2017. Watson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watson is located at latitude 40.4799 and longitude -95.6235 in Atchison County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Watson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Atchison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The Village of Watson (GNIS ID: 2400107) 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 Village of Watson is located within Township of Nishnabotna, a minor civil division (MCD) of Atchison 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, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 106
Daytime Population: Workers 16
Daytime Population: Residents 61
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 77
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 106
Population in Familes 87
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 976
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $60,137
Per Capita Income $26,296


Total Housing Units 51 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $90,625
Average Home Value $148,387


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 29
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 0.81% 0.0%
Households 1.0% 0.0%
Families 0.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Watson, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watson to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 876 15th
Population Density # 388 63rd
Diversity Index # 1013 2nd
Median Household Income # 359 66th
Per Capita Income # 266 74th

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