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Watauga, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Watauga had a population of 24,914 as of July 1, 2018. 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 32.8579 and longitude -97.2547 in Tarrant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watauga 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.

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Watauga, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,914
Population in Households 24,796
Population in Familes 21,815
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density2 5,987
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $65,247
Average Household Income $77,051
Per Capita Income $26,188


Total Housing Units 8,496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,529 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,788 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $119,163
Average Home Value $132,352


Total Households 8,316
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 6,472
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.71% 0.75%
Households 0.57% 0.66%
Families 0.45% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

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, 2018 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 # 127 93rd
Population Density # 46 97th
Diversity Index # 553 69th
Median Household Income # 320 82nd
Per Capita Income # 684 61st

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