Waterford is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 8,824 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. 37.76% 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 farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterford who work in farm management occupations (15.07%), office and administrative support (14.51%), and maintenance occupations (6.37%).
The citizens of Waterford have a very low rate of college education: just 8.30% 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 2010 was $16,560, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,240 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 49.46% 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 Portuguese, Irish, Italian, and English.
Waterford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.84%.
The most common language spoken in Waterford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.