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 (10.88%), management occupations (10.44%), and teaching (10.17%).
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.
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. 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 citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.91% of adults in Waterford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Waterford in 2018 was $43,125, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,500 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Waterford include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Waterford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.