Watson, IL

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Population

797

4.18% growth

Median Age

36.9


Median Household Income

$47,500

8.31% growth

Poverty Rate

19%


Number of Employees

434

7.69% growth

Median Property Value

$74,500

0.134% decline

About

In 2017, Watson, IL had a population of 797 people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $47,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Watson, IL grew from 765 to 797, a 4.18% increase and its median household income grew from $43,854 to $47,500, a 8.31% increase.

The population of Watson, IL is 98.9% White Alone, 0.753% Black or African American Alone, and 0.251% Two or More Races. 0.767% of the people in Watson, IL speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Watson, IL is $74,500, and the homeownership rate is 90.6%. Most people in Watson, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Watson, IL is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Watson, IL employs 434 people. The largest industries in Watson, IL are Manufacturing (89 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (59 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (59 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($45,000), Educational Services ($36,875), and Information ($35,714).

Median household income in Watson, IL is $47,500. Males in Watson, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Watson, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,500

2017 value

± $6,853

8.31%

1 Year Growth

± 26.7%

Households in Watson, IL have a median annual income of $47,500, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,854 in 2016, which represents a 8.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Watson, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Watson, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Watson, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Watson, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Watson, IL was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Watson, IL (150 out of 789 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    150 ± 63

  2. Black

    0 ± 56

  3. Native American

    0 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Watson, IL is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

434

2017 Value

± 91

7.69%

1 Year growth

± 28.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Watson, IL grew at a rate of 7.69%, from 403 employees to 434 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Watson, IL, are Production Occupations (86 people), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (42 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Watson, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Watson, IL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (86 people), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (42 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Watson, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.42 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.13 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Watson, IL, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($73,281), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($40,833), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($37,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

434

2017 Value

± 91

7.69%

1 Year growth

± 28.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Watson, IL grew at a rate of 7.69%, from 403 employees to 434 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Watson, IL, are Manufacturing (89 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (59 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (59 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Watson, IL, though some of these residents may live in Watson, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Watson, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (89 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (59 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (59 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Watson, IL has an unusually high number of Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.77 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.43 times), and Manufacturing (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Watson, IL, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($45,000), Educational Services ($36,875), and Information ($35,714).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97.2% of the population of Watson, IL has health coverage, with 53.3% on employee plans, 27.1% on Medicaid, 8.53% on Medicare, 8.28% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Watson, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Watson, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.76%

Uninsured

53.3%

Employer Coverage

27.1%

Medicaid

8.53%

Medicare

8.28%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Watson, IL declined by 74.6% from 10.8% to 2.76%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Watson, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Watson, IL is home to a population of 797 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.125% of Watson, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Watson, IL is composed of 788 White Alone residents (98.9%), 6 Black or African American Alone residents (0.753%), 2 Two or More Races residents (0.251%), 1 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.125%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Watson, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (5 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Watson, IL was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Watson, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Watson, IL residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.125%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.523%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.125% of Watson, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Watson, IL was 0.523%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Watson, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Watson, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Watson, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Watson, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    788 ± 147

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6 ± 9

  3. Two or More Races

    2 ± 11.4

In 2017, there were 131 times more White Alone residents (788 people) in Watson, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6 Black or African American Alone and 2 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Watson, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    5 speakers (0.767%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    0 speakers (0%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.767% of Watson, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Watson, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.767% of the overall population of Watson, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    12 ± 19

  2. Vietnam

    11 ± 13

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    10 ± 18

Watson, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Watson, IL was $74,500 in 2017, which is 0.342 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $74,600 to $74,500, a 0.134% decrease. The homeownership rate in Watson, IL is 90.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Watson, IL have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Watson, IL is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,500

Median Household Income

± $6,853

286

Number of Households

± 56

In 2017, the median household income of the 286 households in Watson, IL grew to $47,500 from the previous year's value of $43,854.

The following chart displays the households in Watson, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$74,500

2017 Median

± $3,892

$74,600

2016 Median

± $3,833

In 2017, the median property value in Watson, IL declined from to $74,500 from the previous year's value of $74,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Watson, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Watson, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Watson, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Watson, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

90.6%

2017 Homeownership

92.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 90.6% of the housing units in Watson, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 92.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Watson, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Watson, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Watson, IL have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Watson, IL have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Watson, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.35%

  3. Walked

    0.701%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Watson, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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