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Overview

Introduction to Waterford, California

Waterford, California, in Stanislaus county, is 11 miles NE of Turlock, California and 65 miles E of San Jose, California. The city is included in the Modesto metropolitan area.

Waterford History

Waterford City began to take shape in the second half of the nineteenth century. At that time, the community was known as Bakersville. During that time, there was no bridge across the Tuolumne River and it could only be crossed by means of a ford on the waterfront. The community thusly came to be known as Waterford.

Waterford and Nearby Attractions

  • Turlock Lake State Recreation Area.
  • McHenry Museum.
  • La Grange Regional Park.
  • Oakdale Cowboy Museum.
  • McConnell State Park.
  • Great Valley Museum of Natural History.

Things To Do In Waterford

The Funworks Family Fun Company, the Golden Gaslight Conservatory and Paintball Zone are all accessible from Waterford. Those interested in history may enjoy a visit to the Great Valley Museum of Natural History, the Oakdale Museum or the McHenry Museum. Local parks include the Turlock Lake State Recreation Area, the La Grange Regional Park and McConnell State Park.

Waterford Transportation

The Modesto City-Co-Harry Sham Field Airport is nearby.

Waterford Higher Education

Local colleges include Gavilan College, San Joaquin Delta College and Modesto Junior College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,708
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens7.2%
Employed Population 16+2,870
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.7%
Median Earnings25+$29,874
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,483
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,606

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,696
% Above Poverty Level76%
% Below Poverty Level24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone11.7%
Median Gross Rent$901
Median House Value$168,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.1%
Irish6.4%
English5.6%
Portuguese5.4%
Italian4.3%
French Except Basque1.5%
Dutch1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Russian1.1%
Norwegian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Polish0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Belgian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Welsh0.1%
German0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Waterford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stanislaus County
Standard Zip Codes95386
Phone Area Codes209
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.68
Approximate Longitude-120.64

Waterford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMODESTO CITY-COUNTY AP
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp40 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp62 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches
StationTURLOCK #2
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip12.4 inches
StationSTOCKTON AP
Distance31.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp61 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 79 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ceres47,231$51,666
Hughson7,160$63,575
Modesto208,512$58,017
Oakdale21,796$60,389
Riverbank23,761$64,707
Turlock71,166$61,667

Waterford Public Schools

Connecting Waters Charter
12420 Bentley St.
ZIP: 95386
Other
Total Enrollment 2171
Lucille Whitehead Intermediate
119 N. Reinway Ave.
ZIP: 95386
Middle
Total Enrollment 398
Richard M. Moon Primary
319 N. Reinway Ave.
ZIP: 95386
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Roberts Ferry Charter School Academy
101 Roberts Ferry Rd.
ZIP: 95386
Other
Total Enrollment 14
Roberts Ferry Community Day
101 Roberts Ferry Rd.
ZIP: 95386
Primary
Total Enrollment 9
Roberts Ferry Union Elementary
101 Roberts Ferry Rd.
ZIP: 95386
Primary
Total Enrollment 94
Sentinel High
121 S. Reinway Ave.
ZIP: 95386
High
Total Enrollment 36
Waterford High
121 S. Reinway
ZIP: 95386
High
Total Enrollment 578
Waterford Junior
12916 Bentley St.
ZIP: 95386
Middle
Total Enrollment 248
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