Waterford is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,746 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Waterford is the 58th largest community in Connecticut.
Waterford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Waterford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterford who work in office and administrative support (10.63%), teaching (10.08%), and sales jobs (9.11%).
Also of interest is that Waterford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Waterford is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Waterford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Waterford is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Waterford ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Waterford, 40.53% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Waterford in 2018 was $44,280, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,120 for a family of four. However, Waterford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Waterford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Waterford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waterford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Waterford include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Waterford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.