Waterford, New York

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Waterford, New York

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High Points

Waterford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Waterford Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Waterford Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Waterford Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Waterford, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 5
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Racial Diversity 6 3
Senior Citizens 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 2
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 6 2
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 6
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 3 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Waterford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Saratoga
Metro Area Albany - Schenectady - Troy
Standard Zip Codes 12188
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.792
Longitude -73.681

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 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
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Waterford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,204 100%
Male 1,049 47.6%
Female 1,155 52.4%
Under 18 526 23.9%
18+ 1,678 76.1%
65+ 327 14.8%
Median Age 35.5
Average Family Size 3.06
White 2,117 96.1%
African-American 17 0.8%
Asian 33 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 31 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.5%

Estimated Waterford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,182
Growth -22
Growth % -1%

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
Irish 22.3%
Italian 21.3%
French (except Basque) 16.5%
German 9.1%
English 6.2%
French Canadian 4.8%
Polish 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
Dutch 2.8%
US/American 2.7%
Ukrainian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Israeli 0.3%
European 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Waterford 2,204 $45,375
Clifton Park 32,995 $81,410
Cohoes 15,521 $42,054
Green Island 2,278 $38,011
Troy 49,170 $38,631
Watervliet 10,207 $38,735
Wynantskill 3,018 $61,951

Waterford Public Libraries

Waterford Public Library
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(518) 237-0891
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