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Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Dr. Samuel Watkins, founder.

The latitude of Watkins Glen is 42.380N. The longitude is -76.873W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 463 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,114.


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Median household income
Local
$30,094
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Watkins Glen demographic reports
Watkins Glen is at the southern end of Seneca Lake.
Former and merged names include:
· Jefferson
· Salubria
Salt production is still a major industry
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Waterfront Festival - June 16, 2007
  • Italian-American Festival - Aug. 2-5, 2007
  • Fingerlakes Wine Festival - June 20-22, 2007
  • Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival - Sept. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Watkins Glen web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen attractions: NASCAR races
Historic routes: Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Historic sites and museums: Watkins Glen Motor Racing Research Library
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Watkins Glen demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Schuyler 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 14891 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Watkins Glen residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Watkins Glen ancestry & family history guide.

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Recommendations: Canoeing through Queen Catherine Marsh

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Watkins Glen was $17,096, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Watkins Glen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Watkins Glen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $385.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $953.


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Libraries in Watkins Glen include Watkins Glen Cen Sch Dis Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Schuyler County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watkins Glen political report.

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The average commute time for Watkins Glen workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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