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Watauga, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Watauga had a population of 24,726 as of July 1, 2016. Watauga ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watauga is located at latitude 32.8718 and longitude -97.2515 in Tarrant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watauga (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tarrant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Watauga (GNIS ID: 2412191) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Watauga is located within Northeast Tarrant Division of Tarrant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watauga population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Watauga, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,726
Population in Households 24,618
Population in Familes 21,569
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density1 5,942
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 8,281
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 6,438
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,458 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,823 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $112,823
Average Home Value $127,447


Median Household Income $63,044
Average Household Income $73,738
Per Capita Income $25,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.92%
Households 0.69% 0.85%
Families 0.51% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Watauga, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watauga to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 124 93rd
Population Density1 # 45 97th
Diversity Index2 # 581 67th
Median Household Income # 308 82nd
Per Capita Income # 649 63rd

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