Watchtower, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watchtower, New York - Basic Facts

The Watchtower Census Designated Place had a population of 2,410 as of July 1, 2017. Watchtower ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watchtower is located at latitude 41.6371 and longitude -74.2633 in Ulster County. The formal boundaries for the Watchtower Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 344 feet.

The Watchtower Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631240) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Watchtower Census Designated Place is located within Town of Shawangunk, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ulster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watchtower population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Watchtower, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,410
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 1,552
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,559
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 840
Population in Familes 720
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,570
Population Density2 3,101
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $0
Average Household Income $0
Per Capita Income $28,536


Total Housing Units 1 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 0
Renter Occupied HU 0
Vacant Housing Units 1 (100.0%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 0
Average Household Size 0.0
Family Households 0
Average Family Size 0
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.23%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

Watchtower, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watchtower to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 554 54th
Population Density # 269 78th
Diversity Index # 274 77th
Median Household Income # 1196 0th
Per Capita Income # 711 41st

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