is a town in Adair County
, United States
. The population was 316 at the 2000 census
Watts is located at (36.107896, -94.571389).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.
Watts is located on U.S. Highway 59 north of Westville.
As of the census
, there are 316 people, 103 households, and 73 families residing in the town. The population density
is 861.0 people per square mile (329.8/km²). There are 120 housing units at an average density of 326.9/sq mi (125.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 66.14% White
, 0.32% African American
, 24.68% Native American
, 0.63% Asian
, 1.58% from other races
, and 6.65% from two or more races. 3.16% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 103 households out of which 36.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% are married couples living together, 9.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% are non-families. 27.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.35.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $26,417, and the median income for a family is $27,250. Males have a median income of $25,543 versus $18,393 for females. The per capita income for the town is $9,356. 19.7% of the population and 9.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.6% of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Between 1997 and 2003, the city of Watts became somewhat infamous as a prime case of small-town government corruption. For example, during this period, the city at one point collected 97.5 percent of its total revenue from speeding tickets incurred from speed traps
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