Waterville, Kansas

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Waterville, Kansas

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Waterville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Waterville Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
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Top 15% Waterville Affordability of Rents
College Educated Adults
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Top 17% Waterville College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Waterville, Kansas

Comparing Waterville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Waterville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NW of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 66548
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.691
Longitude -96.747

Waterville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Distance 40.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
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Waterville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 681 100%
Male 322 47.3%
Female 359 52.7%
Under 18 182 26.7%
18+ 499 73.3%
65+ 167 24.5%
Median Age 40.5
Average Family Size 2.94
White 664 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 14 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.2%

Estimated Waterville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 628
Growth -53
Growth % -7.8%

Waterville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 40%
English 15.7%
US/American 12.5%
Irish 7.5%
Swedish 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
Northern European 2%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Polish 1.4%
Czech 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Swiss 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
European 0.8%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
British 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Italian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Waterville 681 $38,472
Barnes 152 $26,023
Blue Rapids 1,088 $37,273
Greenleaf 357 $38,125
Hanover 653 $38,667
Marysville 3,271 $40,427
Randolph 175 $50,313

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Waterville Public Library
Waterville, Kansas
(785) 363-2769

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