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Watauga is a city in Carter County, in the Johnson City metro area. (The community straddles Carter and Washington counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The latitude of Watauga is 36.370N. The longitude is -82.296W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,453 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 435.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Watauga demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carter County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Johnson City-Kingsport area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37694 ZIP code.
6% of Watauga residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Watauga ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Watauga was $13,551, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Watauga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Watauga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $284. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $544.
Carter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watauga political report.
The average commute time for Watauga workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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