Watson, Missouri

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Watson is a village in Nishnabotna Township, Atchison County, Missouri, United States. The population was 121 at the 2000 census. It is the westernmost settlement in the state of Missouri.



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 (0.3 km²), all of it land.


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/sq mi (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.


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