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Welcome to Watertown ...

The Town of Watertown is located in Litchfield County<1>.

The location of Watertown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Watertown has a population of 21,578 people<3> (see below for details).

Watertown is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Watertown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Watertown is located in the (860) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Watertown had an population of 21,578 people. This is a decrease of 4.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Watertown had a population of 22,514 people (which is 11.85% of the total population of Litchfield County). This makes Watertown the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Watertown represents 0.63% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 67th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 22,514 people, the population of Watertown increased 3.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,661 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Watertown.

Communities Also Named Watertown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Watertown - they are located in New York and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Watertown.

Communities near Watertown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Watertown.

  • New Britain [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Watertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Britain<6>
  • New Britain [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Watertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
  • Hamden [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamden
    • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Watertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
  • Bristol [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Watertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bristol [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<6>
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Wallingford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallingford
      • Wallingford [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallingford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallingford
    • Southington [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southington
      • Southington [Hartford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southington
    • Torrington [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrington
      • Torrington [Litchfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Watertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrington<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Watertown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Watertown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Watertown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Watertown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Watertown. See our Newspapers Page for Watertown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watertown ...

Looking for more information about Watertown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Watertown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Watertown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Connecticut

About Litchfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Watertown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Litchfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Watertown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watertown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Watertown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Watertown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Watertown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watertown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6154, Longitude: -73.1171       In this case, the coordinates for Watertown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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