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Welcome to Watertown ...
The city of Watertown is located in the Thousand Islands/Saint Lawrence River/Seaway region.
Watertown is located in Jefferson County<1> and is the County Seat for Jefferson County.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Watertown has a population of 24,856 people<2> (see below for details).
The community of Watertown is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Watertown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Watertown is within the boundaries of the (315) area code.
We don't have a date for the establishment of Watertown.
Websites for Watertown ...
Official Website: www.citywatertown.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.watertownny.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Watertown had an population of 24,856 people. This is a decrease of 8.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.92% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Watertown had a population of 27,023 people (which is 23.25% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Watertown the county's most populous community.
The population of Watertown represents 0.14% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 27,023 people, the population of Watertown increased 1.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 26,705 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Watertown.
Communities Also Named Watertown ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named Watertown - they are located in Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois (3), Kansas (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee (2) 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.
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. Our list includes 88 papers. 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Watertown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Watertown.
Adding Watertown to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Watertown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Watertown was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Watertown on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Watertown.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Watertown: www.citywatertown.org/
The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.ny.us/
The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 26 Mar 2023