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Overview

Introduction to Waterville, Maine

Waterville, Maine, in Kennebec county, is 69 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 167 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Waterville History

The area was formerly occupied by the Canibas tribe of Abenaki Indians. It was named Taconnet in honor of Chief Taconnet. Waterville was incorporated as a town in 1802, when the residents on the west of Kennebec found crossing the river for attending town meetings dangerous. Waterville was reincorporated as a city in 1888.

Waterville and nearby Attractions

  • Waterville Historical Society Museum
  • Lake Saint George State Park
  • Waterville Opera House
  • Colby College Museum of Art

Things To Do In Waterville

Tourists can visit the Maine State Museum or the Waterville Historical Society Museum while in the city. Lake Saint George State Park is spread over more than 350 acres and comes with a swimming area and camping facilities. Great shows are performed at the Waterville Opera House. Colby College Museum of Art is also worth visiting. The city hosts festivals like the Maine International Film Festival and the Harvest Fest every year.

Waterville Transportation

Bangor International Airport is close by.

Waterville Higher Education

Colby College and Thomas College are located in Waterville. Other higher education institutes near the city include the University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine at Farmington and University of Southern Maine.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,134
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+6,036
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married33.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,239
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,968

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,332
% Above Poverty Level76%
% Below Poverty Level24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work15.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone43%
Median Gross Rent$621
Median House Value$121,300

Ancestry

Irish19.2%
French Except Basque18.6%
English16.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.3%
Canadian11.3%
German5.6%
Italian4.9%
Scottish3.9%
Polish2.7%
Russian1.4%
Swedish1.2%
Arab1%
Hungarian1%
Dutch1%
Lebanese1%
Austrian0.8%
Norwegian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Czech0.3%
African0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
South African0.1%
Greek0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Waterville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kennebec County
Standard Zip Codes4901
P.O. Box Zip Codes4903
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.54
Approximate Longitude-69.66

Waterville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWATERVILLE TREATMENT PLT
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp5 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 59 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationAUGUSTA AP
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 58 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationMADISON
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp31 to 51 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp36 to 56 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Benton2,671$55,729
China4,272$64,643
Fairfield3,218$42,240
Oakland2,397$52,375
Vassalboro4,313$61,875
Winslow7,636$62,267

Waterville Public Libraries

Waterville Public Library
73 ELM STREET
Waterville, Maine
(207) 872-5433

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Waterville Hospitals

Inland Hospital
(Non-profit)
200 Kennedy Memorial Drive
(207) 861-3000
Mainegeneral Medical Center-thayer
(Non-profit)
149 North Street
(207) 872-1000
Mainegeneral Medical Center-seton
(Non-profit)
30 Chase Avenue
(207) 872-1000

Waterville Public Schools

Albert S Hall School
27 Pleasant Street
ZIP: 4901
(207) 872-8071
Middle
Total Enrollment 261
George J Mitchell School
58 Drummond Avenue
ZIP: 4901
(207) 873-0695
Primary
Total Enrollment 650
Mid-maine Technical Center
3 Brooklyn Avenue
ZIP: 4901
(207) 873-0102
Waterville Junior High School
100 West River Road
ZIP: 4901
(207) 873-2144
Middle
Total Enrollment 359
Waterville Senior High School
1 Brooklyn Avenue
ZIP: 4901
(207) 873-2751
High
Total Enrollment 577

Waterville Private Schools

Mount Merici Academy
152 Western Ave
ZIP: 4901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
Temple Academy
60 W River Rd
ZIP: 4901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 161
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