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Waterford, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Waterford is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Racine County at latitude 42.766 and longitude -88.2168. Racine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 774 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Waterford, but most people and references simply refer to it as Waterford, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Waterford indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Waterford (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

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Waterford, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,489
Population in Households 5,489
Population in Familes 4,659
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,125
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,181
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,579
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,602 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 579 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $200,424
Average Home Value $212,211


Median Household Income $65,227
Average Household Income $78,913
Per Capita Income $30,726
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.53% 0.49%
Households 0.74% 0.54%
Families 1.49% 0.5%
Median Household Income   3.73%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Waterford, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterford to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 135 83rd
Population Density1 # 57 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 392 50th
Median Household Income # 111 86th
Per Capita Income # 127 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.