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What Do We Know About Watertown, Mass?

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Before sunrise on Friday, Watertown, Massachusetts -- a Boston-area community -- had become the focus of the a massive manhunt for the suspects in the marathon bombings from last Monday.

(You can monitor the action on the Watertown police scanner on the town's website here.)

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Reports from the area are claiming that between 9,000 and 10,000 police officers will be going door-to-door to try and find the remaining suspect.

What do we know about Watertown?

  • The town has a population of approximately 33,000.
  • There are just over 15,000 housing units
  • The median household income is almost $60,000
  • More than 78% of the workforce is employed in positions in Sales and Management

Based on information from ZipSkinny.com, Watertown is a place with an above-average economy.

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Helen Keller lived in Watertown for years and the town also houses the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library.

An Armenian blog says it has a large Armenian population, around 7,000. The Armenian Library and Museum of America is in the center of Watertown.

Watertown is a historic place, serving as the final resting place for Supreme Court Justices Benjamin Curtis, Felix Frankfurter, and Horace Gray. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is buried in Watertown.

And Friday morning, the once-sleepy village of Watertown is the center of one of the nation's most intense manhunts.

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