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Overview

Introduction to Waterford, Michigan

Waterford, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 31 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The town is included in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Waterford History

Before European settlers came here in the 18th and early 19th century, the area was inhabited by the Iroquoian and Algonquian tribes of the Ottawas, Ojibwas, Hurons, Potawatomies, Sauk, Miamis, Sashabaws, and others. Lewis Cass, the third governor of the Michigan Territory, defined the boundaries of Oakland County in 1819. Waterford Township was incorporated in the year 1834.

Waterford and nearby Attractions

  • Waterford Twp Parks & Recreation Department
  • County of Oakland Parks & Recreation
  • Shell Park
  • Waterford Oaks County Park
  • Hess Hathaway Park
  • Michigan Military History Museum

Things To Do In Waterford

The town of Waterford is home to many lovely parks where you can hangout with your friends or family members during leisure hours.

Waterford Transportation

The nearest international airport is Oakland County International.

Waterford Higher Education

The main colleges in the town are Port Huron Cosmetology College and Ross Medical Education Center. Students can also take admission in the Oakland Community College-Bloomfield Hills Campus, located about 12 miles away from the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population72,863
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+36,139
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.7%
Median Earnings25+$37,388
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,713
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,962

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,918
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$794
Median House Value$135,600

Ancestry

German21.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.5%
Irish14%
English11.2%
Polish9.6%
Italian5.7%
French Except Basque4.8%
Scottish2.8%
Canadian2.1%
Swedish1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Finnish1%
Hungarian0.9%
Russian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Arab0.8%
Ukrainian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Lebanese0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Serbian0.2%
African0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Waterford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48327, 48328, 48329
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.64
Approximate Longitude-83.41

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)

StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationLAPEER WWTP
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn Hills22,342$64,569
Keego Harbor3,022$60,966
Lake Angelus260$187,500
Lake Orion3,040$98,065
Pontiac59,920$34,102
Sylvan Lake1,688$86,875

Waterford Public Libraries

Waterford Township Public Library
5168 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
Waterford, Michigan
(248) 674-4831

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Waterford Public Schools

Beaumont Elementary School
6532 Elizabeth Lake Rd
ZIP: 48327
(248) 682-6822
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Haviland Elementary School
5305 Cass Elizabeth Rd
ZIP: 48327
(248) 682-2620
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Knudsen Elementary School
5449 Crescent Rd
ZIP: 48327
(248) 682-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Riverside Elementary School
5280 Farm Rd
ZIP: 48327
(248) 674-0805
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Burt Elementary School
581 South Winding Dr
ZIP: 48328
(248) 682-5110
Donelson Hills Elementary School
2690 Wewoka Rd
ZIP: 48328
(248) 682-9530
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Jefferson International Academy
60 S Lynn Ave
ZIP: 48328
(248) 682-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 161
Oakside Scholars Charter Academy
355 Summit Dr
ZIP: 48328
(616) 304-6601
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Sandburg Elementary School
1355 Merry Rd
ZIP: 48328
(248) 674-0221
Virtual Learning Academy Consortium
2111 Pontiac Lake Road
ZIP: 48328
(248) 209-2141
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Waterford Cyber Academy
501 N. Cass Lake Road
ZIP: 48328
(248) 706-4871
Other
Total Enrollment 56
Waterford Durant High School
501 N Cass Lake Rd
ZIP: 48328
(248) 674-6347
High
Total Enrollment 169
Waterford Mott High School
1151 Scott Lake Rd
ZIP: 48328
(248) 674-4134
High
Total Enrollment 1512
Academy Of Waterford
3000 Sashabaw Rd
ZIP: 48329
(248) 674-1649
Primary
Total Enrollment 177
Adams Elementary School
3810 Clintonville Rd
ZIP: 48329
(248) 673-8900
Cooley Elementary School
2000 Highfield Rd
ZIP: 48329
(248) 673-0300
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Grayson Elementary
3800 W. Walton Blvd
ZIP: 48329
(248) 674-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Kingsley Montgomery School
4265 Halkirk
ZIP: 48329
(248) 623-9660
Other
Total Enrollment 73
Mason Middle School
3835 West Walton Blvd
ZIP: 48329
(248) 674-2281
Middle
Total Enrollment 1152
Pierce Middle School
5145 Hatchery Rd
ZIP: 48329
(248) 674-0331
Middle
Total Enrollment 1026
Schoolcraft Elementary School
6400 Maceday Dr
ZIP: 48329
(248) 623-6211
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Stepanski Early Childhood Center
6010 Hatchery Rd
ZIP: 48329
(248) 666-9593
Primary
Waterford Kettering High School
2800 Kettering Dr
ZIP: 48329
(248) 673-1261
High
Total Enrollment 1366
Waterford Montessori Academy
4860 Midland Ave
ZIP: 48329
(248) 674-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 158
Waterford Village Elementary School
4241 Steffens Rd
ZIP: 48329
(248) 623-1091

Waterford Private Schools

Waterford Adventist School
5725 Pontiac Lake Rd
ZIP: 48327
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Notre Dame Marist Academy-lower Division
60 S Lynn Ave
ZIP: 48328
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Our Lady Of The Lakes Catholic School
5495 Dixie Hwy
ZIP: 48329
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 517
St Stephen Lutheran School
4860 Midland Ave
ZIP: 48329
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
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