Waterford, CA
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Living in Waterford


Waterford is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 8,962 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Waterford is the 433rd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Waterford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

When you are in Waterford, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.29% of Waterford’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Waterford is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterford who work in farm management occupations (13.84%), management occupations (10.09%), and sales jobs (7.98%).

One downside of living in Waterford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Waterford, the average commute to work is 31.06 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Waterford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Waterford have a very low rate of college education: just 6.54% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Waterford in 2018 was $20,891, which is low income relative to California, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,564 for a family of four. However, Waterford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waterford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waterford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Waterford, accounting for 51.29% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Waterford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Waterford include German, Irish, Portuguese, English, and Italian.

Waterford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.30%.

The most common language spoken in Waterford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.


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