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Encyclopedia > Watertown (MA)

Watertown is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 32,986. Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Watertown was first settled in 1630 and was officially incorporated that same year. Events February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces Popcorn to English colonists. ...


Geography

Watertown is located at 42°22'17" North, 71°10'55" West (42.371296, -71.181961)1. Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.8 km² (4.2 mi²). 10.6 km² (4.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.20% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 32,986 people, 14,629 households, and 7,329 families residing in the city. The population density is 3,098.8/km² (8,025.7/mi²). There are 15,008 housing units at an average density of 1,409.9/km² (3,651.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.42% White, 1.73% African American, 0.16% Native American, 3.87% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. 2.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Watertown is also a major center of the Armenian diaspora in the United States, with the second largest Armenian community in the US, behind Fresno, California, another population center for Armenian immigrants.


There are 14,629 households out of which 17.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% are married couples living together, 8.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 49.9% are non-families. 34.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.86. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 14.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 39.8% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $59,764, and the median income for a family is $67,441. Males have a median income of $46,642 versus $39,840 for females. The per capita income for the city is $33,262. 6.3% of the population and 4.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.6% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Watertown as a suburb of Boston

As property values within the Boston metropolitan area continue to rise, Watertown has gained in appeal as an attractive, affordable alternative to more expensive communities such as Cambridge, Brookline, Boston proper, and Somerville. Close to Soldier's Field Road, a major artery that runs along the Charles River into downtown Boston, Watertown is close to both Boston nightlife and more suburban communities such as Newton. Greater Boston is the area of Massachusetts closely surrounding Boston, Massachusetts. ... Harvard Square, May 2000 Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts, United States. ... Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Somerville is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. ... Charles River in Cambridge The Charles River is a Massachusetts river that separates Boston from Cambridge and Charlestown. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ...


External link

  • Watertown official website (http://www.ci.watertown.ma.us/)
  • H2otown, a community news site for Watertown (http://h2otown.info/)
  • Website of the Watertown Tab, Watertown's weekly newspaper (http://townonline.com/watertown/)

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=42.371296_N_-71.181961_E_type:city_region:US)
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=42.371296&longitude=-71.181961&zoom=6) or Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=42.371296,-71.181961&spn=0.11,0.18)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=42.371296&lon=-71.181961&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100&datum=nad83)
    • Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/image.aspx?s=14&lon=-71.181961&lat=42.371296&w=2) or Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=42.371296,-71.181961&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k)

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Watertown, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1166 words)
In 1632 the residents of Watertown protested against being compelled to pay a tax for the erection of a stockade fort at Cambridge; this was the first protest in America against taxation without representation and led to the establishment of representative government in the colony.
Watertown is also a major center of the Armenian diaspora in the United States, with the third-largest Armenian community in the United States.
Watertown Square is the terminus of several MBTA bus and trackless trolley routes.
John Wolcott of Watertown MA, 1599-1638 (3629 words)
The one that is similar to the CT Wolcotts seems to verify that John of Newbury and Brookfield was the son of John of Watertown.
Although his residence is usually given as Boston, David Offley lived at Plymouth in 1643 and was the proprietor of a "homestall" of 16 acres at Watertown MA in 1644.
Lydia Richardson of Sturbridge MA 1790 Sturbridge MA.
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