Watchtower, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watchtower, New York - Basic Facts

The Watchtower Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ulster County at latitude 41.6371 and longitude -74.2633. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 344 feet.

The formal official name is the Watchtower Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Watchtower, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for Watchtower indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Watchtower Census Designated Place, NY Boundary Map


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Watchtower, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,425
Population in Households 812
Population in Familes 697
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,613
Population Density1 3,120
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 0
Average Household Size 0.0
Family Households 0
Average Family Size 0


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


Median Household Income $0
Average Household Income $0
Per Capita Income $18,894
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% 0.12%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   3.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Watchtower, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watchtower to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 550 54th
Population Density1 # 266 78th
Diversity Index2 # 269 78th
Median Household Income # 1189 0th
Per Capita Income # 1132 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.