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Watertown is a town in Jefferson County, in the Watertown-Fort Drum metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Watertown. For links to other places called Watertown, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Watertown is 43.935N. The longitude is -75.918W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 538 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,482.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Watertown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson 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 13682 ZIP code.
12% of Watertown residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Watertown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Watertown was $21,786, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Watertown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Watertown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,149.
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watertown political report.
The average commute time for Watertown workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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