Waterford, CT
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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 19,281 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Waterford is the 58th largest community in Connecticut.

Waterford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (12.99%), management occupations (11.08%), and sales jobs (9.65%).

Because of many things, Waterford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Waterford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Waterford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The education level of Waterford citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.51% of adults in Waterford have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waterford in 2010 was $39,498, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,992 for a family of four. However, Waterford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, English, German, and Polish.

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