Waterville, Washington

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Waterville, Washington

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High Points

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

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Comparative Profile of Waterville, Washington

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Public Transportation Use 7 4
Working at Home 6 4
Short Commute Times 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Rents 4 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Waterville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles N of Yakima, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Douglas
Standard Zip Codes 98858
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.647
Longitude -120.07

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 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 54 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 8.5 inches
Station PLAIN
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 57 F
Jul Temp 48 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 28 inches
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Waterville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,163 100%
Male 556 47.8%
Female 607 52.2%
Under 18 335 28.8%
18+ 828 71.2%
65+ 206 17.7%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 3.17
White 1,048 90.1%
African-American 12 1%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 1.1%
Other 71 6.1%
Mixed Race 16 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 102 8.8%

Estimated Waterville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,155
Growth -8
Growth % -0.7%

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 25.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.9%
US/American 13.3%
English 12.5%
Irish 10.4%
Norwegian 4.7%
Danish 2.3%
Dutch 1.6%
European 1.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Finnish 1.4%
British 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Swedish 1%
Croatian 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Belgian 0.5%
Italian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Douglas (98858)
Farmer (98858)
Withrow (98858)

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)
Waterville 1,163 $47,386
Chelan 3,522 $33,662
East Wenatchee 5,757 $41,518
Entiat 957 $37,083
Rock Island 863 $34,408
Wenatchee 27,856 $45,982
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Waterville High Schools (2004)

Serves 217 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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