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Watsontown is a borough in Northumberland County, in the Sunbury metro area.
The community was named for John Watson, landowner
The latitude of Watsontown is 41.084N. The longitude is -76.864W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 476 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,190.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Watsontown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Northumberland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17777 ZIP code.
42% of Watsontown residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Watsontown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Watsontown was $16,110, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Watsontown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Watsontown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $331. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.
Northumberland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watsontown political report.
The average commute time for Watsontown workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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