Watertown, New York

Population 27,454

Watertown is located in Jefferson County, NY. The population is 27,454, making Watertown the largest city in Jefferson County.

There are 9 public schools in Watertown with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Watertown is moderate , and there are 102 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Watertown is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Watertown property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Watertown include Glen Park, Pamelia Center and Pamelia.

Watertown Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 11%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 69.7%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 19.3%

Crime Rate

40.12% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 82
  • Violent Crimes: 540
  • Robbery: 62
  • Burglary: 594
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

50.94% Higher than national avg.
  • 102 offenders in Watertown
  • 37.15 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

215 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 11
  • Superfunds: 10
  • Tanks & Spills: 194


Low 6.6%
  • New York unemployment average: 3.7%
  • National unemployment average: 13.3%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

9 Public Schools view public schools

There are 9 K-12 public schools in Watertown, NY and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Watertown's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

102 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$150,000 compared to April 2019
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

54 Building Permits View All

  • In 2013, the city of Watertown, NY issued 54 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 54 permits, were issued for single family homes and 54 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2012, the city of Watertown, NY issued 96 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 96 permits, were issued for single family homes and 96 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $790
  • 1 Bedroom: $933
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,243
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,557
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,807

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Environmental Hazards

215 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (160/161)
    Watertown, NY has 99.38% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Watertown, NY is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 3.62 Average
    Watertown, NY is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 21.32°
  • February 22.18°
  • March 33.83°
  • April 45.3°
  • May 59.79°
  • June 64.64°
  • July 70.27°
  • August 68.34°
  • September 60.7°
  • October 50.02°
  • November 38.78°
  • December 29.25°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Watertown, NY

Watertown, NY has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Watertown, NY has no risk of hurricanes.
Watertown, NY has a very low risk of hail storms.
Watertown, NY has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Watertown, NY: $40,623


Unemployment in Watertown is 6.6%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 3.7% and 13.3% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 42.79%
White Collar - 57.21%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo
  • Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand
  • Sen. Charles E. Schumer

City Representatives

  • Elise Stefanik

Neighborhood Info

0 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

14 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

2 Retirement Homes view all

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