Waterford, Pennsylvania

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Waterford, Pennsylvania

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Comparative Profile of Waterford, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
People Living Alone 3 2
Housing Recently Built 3 8

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Waterford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles SW of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Erie
Standard Zip Codes 16441
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.942
Longitude -79.984

Waterford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ERIE AP
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 80 F
Oct Temp 46 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Station CORRY
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
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Waterford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,449 100%
Male 691 47.7%
Female 758 52.3%
Under 18 393 27.1%
18+ 1,056 72.9%
65+ 194 13.4%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,431 98.8%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.5%

Estimated Waterford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,420
Growth -29
Growth % -2%

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
German 28%
US/American 14.8%
Irish 11.6%
English 11.2%
Polish 6.7%
Italian 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Swedish 2.7%
Scottish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Dutch 1%
Slovak 1%
Danish 0.9%
British 0.9%
Russian 0.9%
European 0.7%
Portuguese 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Waterford 1,449 $40,368
Cambridge Springs 2,363 $39,196
Edinboro 6,950 $48,516
McKean 389 $46,250
Mill Village 412 $35,156
Union City 3,463 $34,352
Wattsburg 378 $37,813

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Waterford Public Library
Waterford, Pennsylvania
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Waterford High Schools (2004)

Serves 761 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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