Waterville, ME

Waterville profile

Living in Waterville

Waterville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 15,828 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Waterville is the 15th largest community in Maine. Waterville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Waterville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waterville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterville who work in teaching (16.80%), sales jobs (12.58%), and office and administrative support (11.81%).

Also of interest is that Waterville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Waterville, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Waterville provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Waterville, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.68 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Waterville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.80% of adults in Waterville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Waterville in 2018 was $27,165, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,660 for a family of four. However, Waterville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Waterville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waterville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Waterville include French, Irish, English, French Canadian, and German.

The most common language spoken in Waterville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.

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