Watts Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Watts?

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There are 32,477 residents in Watts, with a median age of 28. Of this, 47.74% are males and 52.26% are females. US-born citizens make up 66.1% of the resident pool in Watts, while non-US-born citizens account for 11.14%. Additionally, 22.76% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 29,985 people in Watts currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 32,477 -3.4%
Male Population 15,505 -3.0%
Female Population 16,972 -3.7%
Male population 47.74%
Female population 52.26%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 28 0.0%
Citizen US Born 21,466 -3.6%
Citizen not US Born 3,618 2.1%
Not Citizen 7,393 -5.3%
Citizen US Born 66.1%
Citizen not US Born 11.14%
Not Citizen 22.76%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 44 -20.0%
Moved from Same County 1,823 -2.1%
Moved from Same State 70 -12.5%
Moved from Different State 65 0.0%
Same House as Last Year 29,985 -3.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.14%
Moved from Same County 5.7%
Moved from Same State 0.22%
Moved from Different State 0.2%
Same House as Last Year 93.74%

What are the employment statistics in Watts?

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White-collar workers make up 62.47% of the working population in Watts, while blue-collar employees account for 37.53%. There are also 1,074 entrepreneurs in Watts (8.55% of the workforce); 9,573 workers employed in private companies (76.21%); and 1,366 people working in governmental institutions (10.87%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 7,848 -0.8%
Blue Collar 4,714 -4.9%
White Collar 62.47%
Blue Collar 37.53%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,074 2.8%
Private Companies 9,573 -6.2%
Governmental Workers 1,366 14.9%
Not for Profit Companies 549 27.7%
Self Employees 8.55%
Private Companies 76.21%
Governmental Workers 10.87%
Not for Profit Companies 4.37%

How many households are there in Watts?

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There are a total of 7,938 households in Watts, each made up of around 4 members. Family establishments represent 80.74% of these Watts households, while non-family units account for the remaining 19.26%. Additionally, 55.69% of households have children and 44.31% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 7,938 -1.5%
Average People Per Household 4 -2.4%
Family Households 6,409 -0.1%
Non-family Households 1,529 -7.0%
Family Households 80.74%
Non-family Households 19.26%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 4,421 0.1%
Households without Children 3,517 -3.5%
Households with Children 55.69%
Households without Children 44.31%

What are the median and average incomes in Watts?

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The average annual household income in Watts is $56,827, while the median household income sits at $43,542 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $44,757, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $49,274. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $23,746 and $29,918, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $56,827 7.4%
Median Household Income $43,542 6.0%
People below Poverty Level 8,448 -10.9%
People above Poverty Level 23,306 0.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Watts?

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There are 8,284 housing units in Watts, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1955. Of the 7,938 occupied housing units in Watts, 41.66% are owner-occupied, while 58.34% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 78.5% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $384,150. In general, housing costs reach $1,356 per month in Watts.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 8,284 -1.7%
Median Year Built 1955 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 1,836 4.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,736 -5.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,257 -8.9%
Built between 1960 and 1969 994 -11.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 607 -6.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 533 8.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 611 15.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 550 2.0%
Built in 2010 or Later 159 42.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 7,938 -1.5%
Owner Occupied 3,307 2.8%
Renter Occupied 4,631 -4.3%
Owner Occupied 41.66%
Renter Occupied 58.34%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 2,596 4.3%
Without Mortgage 711 -2.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $384,150 9.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $353,350 8.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,356 5.1%
With Mortgage 78.5%
Without Mortgage 21.5%

What is the level of education in Watts?

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Approximately 47.72% of the population in Watts holds a high school degree (that's 10,165 residents), while 18.35% have attained a college certificate (3,908 locals) and 5.48% have a bachelor's degree (1,167 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 4,828 -5.2%
Some High School 10,165 -3.7%
Some College 3,908 1.5%
Associate Degree 905 11.0%
Bachelor's Degree 1,167 13.2%
Graduate Degree 327 14.3%
No High School 22.67%
Some High School 47.72%
Some College 18.35%
Associate Degree 4.25%
Bachelor's Degree 5.48%
Graduate Degree 1.54%

What is the marital status of Watts residents?

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A total of 12,655 people in Watts have never been married (which represents 51.5% of the total population), while 8,632 of them are wedded (35.13%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 812 (3.3%) and 1,443 (5.87%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 12,655 -2.6%
Married 8,632 -2.0%
Separated 812 -7.9%
Widowed 1,032 2.9%
Divorced 1,443 -8.2%
Never Married 51.5%
Married 35.13%
Separated 3.3%
Widowed 4.2%
Divorced 5.87%

What are the most common means of transportation in Watts?

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The top three means of transportation people in Watts use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 10,078 residents commute by car, 999 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 158 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 10,078 -3.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 999 -13.5%
Railroad 48 -31.4%
Bicycle 54 -5.3%
TaxiCab 60 160.9%
Walk 158 -3.1%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 90002 90059

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