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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C-
Watson is a suburb of Baton Rouge with a population of 1,193. Watson is in Livingston Parish. Living in Watson offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Watson and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Watson are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    3%
  • 55-64 years
    25%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Watson

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,779
National
$55,322
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Watson Reviews

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Watson, Louisiana has an excellent school system that offers their high school students AP classes to help prepare them for college. The town is small, but is constantly growing. New neighborhoods are created every day in Watson due to the fact that so many people love our town and desire to live here. We are close to the rural part of Livingston Parish so if someone loves hunting, mud riding, or fishing than they live in the right place. Or if someone loves the city than we are close enough to Baton Rouge and Denham Springs that citizens can enjoy the city life too.
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Watson is a fantastic community to raise a family. It has reputable schools and is a fast-growing bedroom community of Baton Rouge that has expanded quickly, perhaps a little bit too quickly, over the past decade or so and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. It maintains small town charm while being a respectable distance from the bigger cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
I love how close everyone it the Watson community is and how supportive everyone is of eachother. Everyone in Watson is super friendly and every where you go you almost always see someone you know. The one thing I dislike about Watson is that it’s such a small town that it’s hard to leave once you graduate because there’s not very many opportunities in the area to get out and explore.