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Watterson Park, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Watterson Park had a population of 1,030 as of July 1, 2017. Watterson Park ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watterson Park is located at latitude 38.1953 and longitude -85.6822 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watterson Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 476 feet.

The City of Watterson Park (GNIS ID: 2405689) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Watterson Park is located within Central Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watterson Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Watterson Park, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,030
Daytime Population: Workers 7,819
Daytime Population: Residents 494
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,313
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 8.07
Population in Households 1,030
Population in Familes 662
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 716
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $28,118
Average Household Income $39,318
Per Capita Income $19,606


Total Housing Units 559 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 297 (53.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $117,978
Average Home Value $133,762


Total Households 512
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 230
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.78%
Households 0.69% 0.77%
Families 0.62% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Watterson Park, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watterson Park to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 236 56th
Population Density # 316 42nd
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 488 10th
Per Capita Income # 373 31st

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