Watchtower, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watchtower, New York - Basic Facts

The Watchtower Census Designated Place had a population of 2,422 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Watchtower, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,422
Population in Households 826
Population in Familes 710
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,596
Population Density1 3,116
Diversity Index2 44


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 $18,791
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.23%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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, 2015 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 # 552 54th
Population Density1 # 266 78th
Diversity Index2 # 268 78th
Median Household Income # 1189 0th
Per Capita Income # 1144 4th

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