Waterville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 15,959 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Waterville is the 15th largest community in Maine.
Also of interest is that Waterville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Waterville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.64% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Waterville is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Waterville enrolled in college, Waterville has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Waterville, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
One of the benefits of Waterville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.35 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, Waterville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.93% of adults in Waterville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Waterville in 2018 was $25,898, which is low income relative to Maine, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,592 for a family of four. However, Waterville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Waterville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waterville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Waterville include French, English, Irish, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Waterville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.