Watson Lake, Yukon Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Watson Lake, a town in Canada with a land area of 109.77 km2 and has a population density of 10.30 people per km2.

The data includes average age, age distribution, marital status, individual and household income, spoken languages, employment and unemployment rates, occupations, religion, and various other characteristics.

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Population Characteristics

Based on the latest census, it is estimated the total population in Watson Lake is around 1,133 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Watson Lake in 2021 census have increased 4.62% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
1,0831,133 +4.62%

Population By Genders

Of the 1,133 total population in Watson Lake, the largest gender is male with around 575 women within the population.

575560 +2.61%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 1,083 population in Watson Lake, majority of them are in the age of 55 to 59 years years old, with 7.80% of them are male and 9.80% female. While the median age of the whole population is 42.00.

0 to 4 years25 4.30%35 6.30% 28.57%60 5.30%
5 to 9 years35 6.10%35 6.30% 0.00%75 6.60%
10 to 14 years40 7.00%40 7.10% 0.00%85 7.50%
15 to 19 years35 6.10%30 5.40% 14.29%65 5.70%
20 to 24 years20 3.50%20 3.60% 0.00%40 3.50%
25 to 29 years30 5.20%30 5.40% 0.00%65 5.70%
30 to 34 years40 7.00%45 8.00% 11.11%90 7.90%
35 to 39 years35 6.10%35 6.30% 0.00%70 6.20%
40 to 44 years30 5.20%25 4.50% 16.67%50 4.40%
45 to 49 years30 5.20%30 5.40% 0.00%60 5.30%
50 to 54 years40 7.00%30 5.40% 25.00%65 5.70%
55 to 59 years45 7.80%55 9.80% 18.18%105 9.30%
60 to 64 years45 7.80%35 6.30% 22.22%75 6.60%
65 to 69 years35 6.10%35 6.30% 0.00%65 5.70%
70 to 74 years30 5.20%35 6.30% 14.29%70 6.20%
75 to 79 years25 4.30%35 6.30% 28.57%60 5.30%
80 to 84 years15 2.60%5 0.90% 66.67%15 1.30%
85 years and over5 0.90%10 1.80% 50.00%15 1.30%
85 to 89 years5 0.90%0 0.00% 100.00%10 0.90%
90 to 94 years0 0.00%5 0.90% 100.00%5 0.40%
95 to 99 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%5 0.40%
100 years and over0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%0 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

If we look at the population data from the broader age groups, we can see that most people in Watson Lake are within the 15 to 64 years age group.

0 to 14 years18.30%18.80%18.90%
15 to 64 years61.70%60.70%61.20%
65 years and over19.10%19.60%19.40%
Average age of the population42.00%41.30%41.70%
Median age of the population43.20%40.80%42.00%

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Population of Watson Lake by Ethnicity and Origin

In Watson Lake, the population data reflects a diverse range of ethnicities, contributing to the vibrant cultural landscape. Watson Lake embraces various ethnic groups, each adding to its dynamic societal fabric.

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Watson Lake's dedication to inclusivity and the appreciation of distinct contributions that each ethnicity brings to the shared narrative of the area.

Here are the top 10 ethnicities in Watson Lake.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
First Nations (North American Indian)8.85%6.25%8.00%
North American Indigenous8.85%6.25%7.56%
Caucasian (White)4.42%4.46%4.44%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Watson Lake, which totals 1,083, the majority, consisting of 390 people live in a single-detached house. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 1 person.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person17017.15%
2 persons17017.15%
3 persons757.60%
4 persons454.55%
5 or more persons404.05%

Income in Watson Lake

The population data in a region can offer valuable insights when analyzed in relation to income levels. By examining the income distribution within Watson Lake, we can gain a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic dynamics at play.

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Watson Lake is $44,800 (according to the 2020 data).

Per capita income data in a region provides a comprehensive snapshot of the average income earned by each individual residing within that area. By dividing the total income generated in the region by its population, per capita income quantifies the economic well-being of the population on an individual basis.

This data not only reflects the region's overall economic performance but also offers insights into income distribution, quality of life, and potential disparities.

Household Income

The median household income in Watson Lake is $78,500 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Watson Lake provides crucial insights into the economic landscape and living standards of its residents. By analyzing this data, policymakers, researchers, and businesses in Canada gain a comprehensive understanding of income distribution, socioeconomic disparities, and trends within Watson Lake.

Education Levels in Watson Lake

This data captures the distribution of individuals across various educational milestones, such as high school diplomas, college degrees, and beyond.

This information is pivotal in shaping educational policies, workforce development strategies, and initiatives aimed at enhancing access to quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities within Watson Lake.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher6513520514.00%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate20023543028.55%
No certificate, diploma or degree22515037524.75%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree33035568546.35%

Employment in Watson Lake

This comprehensive dataset offers a detailed snapshot of Watson Lake's employment trends, encompassing various sectors, industries, and job categories.

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 7.14% which is quite high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate53.85%
Unemployment rate7.14%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Watson Lake working as an employee. Most of them (61.30%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Watson Lake working self-employed.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The industry employment sectors census data provides valuable insights into the diverse economic landscape of a specific region in Watson Lake. By categorizing and quantifying the distribution of employment across various sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology, education, and more, this data illuminates the region's economic composition.

As we can see from the table below, most of the people (24%) in Watson Lake are working in the public administration sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1002%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2505%
Wholesale trade002%
Retail trade303012%
Transportation and warehousing20106%
Information and cultural industries0102%
Finance and insurance000%
Real estate and rental and leasing0102%
Professional, scientific and technical services1000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services002%
Educational services15409%
Health care and social assistance106013%
Arts, entertainment and recreation1002%
Accommodation and food services10205%
Other services (except public administration)1002%
Public administration706524%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Watson Lake. This data offers a comprehensive view of where individuals are employed, shedding light on the geographic distribution of workplaces and the flow of workers across various areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Worked at home1515306.10%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%
No fixed workplace address45207014.30%
Usual place of work17522039580.60%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Watson Lake travel to work or school, highlighting the prevalence of various modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transit, cycling, and walking.

This data aids in the formulation of targeted transportation policies and the development of efficient transit systems, ultimately contributing to sustainable urban planning and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents in the region.

Commuting Duration

The commuting duration captures the average time individuals spend traveling to their workplaces, shedding light on the efficiency of public transit systems, road networks, and the overall accessibility of the region.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes79.30%
15 to 29 minutes13.00%
30 to 44 minutes4.30%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%
60 minutes and over4.30%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Watson Lake offers a multifaceted lens onto societal dynamics. This intricate data repository encapsulates the diverse array of marital bonds within the locale.

Long-term commitments, such as marriages, civil unions, and common-law partnerships, coalesce into a mosaic that mirrors the region's social fabric. By examining trends in marital status, we can discern evolving norms and preferences around Watson Lake area, gauging the ebb and flow between tradition and modernity.

Married or living common-law
Married or living common-law

Language Spoken

This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

In Watson Lake, the most used official language is English. Around 1,120 people in the area speak English.

English and French0
Neither English nor French0


This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

The most common religion in Watson Lake is Christian. Around 400 people in Watson Lake are Christian (180 males and 180 females).