Waterford, Maine

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Waterford, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Waterford, Maine

Comparing Waterford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
People Above Poverty 4 4
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 5
People Living Alone 3 5

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Waterford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 131 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Oxford
Standard Zip Codes 04088
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.21
Longitude -70.47

Waterford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
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Waterford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,455 100%
Male 731 50.2%
Female 724 49.8%
Under 18 342 23.5%
18+ 1,113 76.5%
65+ 207 14.2%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.8
White 1,438 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 11 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Waterford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,499
Growth 44
Growth % 3%

Waterford 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
English 30.1%
Irish 13.5%
US/American 10.2%
French (except Basque) 9.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
German 5%
French Canadian 3.9%
Finnish 3.8%
Scottish 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Italian 2.6%
Polish 1.7%
Swedish 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Portuguese 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Egyptian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
British 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Waterford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

South Waterford (04088)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Waterford 1,455 $35,000
Buckfield 1,723 $40,078
Hebron 1,053 $47,292
Mechanic Falls 3,138 $41,188
Norway 4,611 $34,464
Oxford 3,960 $38,438
Paris 4,793 $43,166

Waterford Public Libraries

Waterford Library Assn
Waterford, Maine
(207) 583-2963

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