Watson, Missouri

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Watson, Missouri
—  Village  —
Flooding at the confluence of the Nishnabotna and Missouri Rivers on June 16, 2011, during the 2011 Missouri River floods
Location of Watson, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°28′44″N 95°37′26″W / 40.47889°N 95.62389°W / 40.47889; -95.62389Coordinates: 40°28′44″N 95°37′26″W / 40.47889°N 95.62389°W / 40.47889; -95.62389
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyAtchison
TownshipNishnabotna
Area
 • Total0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation899 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total121
 • Density1,136.4/sq mi (438.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code64496
Area code(s)660
FIPS code29-77848[1]
GNIS feature ID0728422[2]
 
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Watson, Missouri
—  Village  —
Flooding at the confluence of the Nishnabotna and Missouri Rivers on June 16, 2011, during the 2011 Missouri River floods
Location of Watson, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°28′44″N 95°37′26″W / 40.47889°N 95.62389°W / 40.47889; -95.62389Coordinates: 40°28′44″N 95°37′26″W / 40.47889°N 95.62389°W / 40.47889; -95.62389
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyAtchison
TownshipNishnabotna
Area
 • Total0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation899 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total121
 • Density1,136.4/sq mi (438.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code64496
Area code(s)660
FIPS code29-77848[1]
GNIS feature ID0728422[2]

Watson is a village in Nishnabotna Township, Atchison County, Missouri, United States. The population was 100 at the 2010 census. It is the westernmost settlement in the state of Missouri.

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Geography

Watson is located at 40°28′44″N 95°37′26″W / 40.47889°N 95.62389°W / 40.47889; -95.62389 (40.478975, -95.623762)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the 2010 Census Watson had 100 residents. The population was 100% white.[4]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 121 people, 40 households, and 32 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,136.4 people per square mile (424.7/km²). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 544.7 per square mile (203.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.17% White, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.48% of the population.

There were 40 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 120.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,750, and the median income for a family was $28,500. Males had a median income of $28,594 versus $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,753. There were 9.4% of families and 7.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 15.2% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Notable residents

Current Missouri Supreme Court Judge Zel Fischer grew up in Watson.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ 2010 population chart for Watson, Missouri