Waterford, NY

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Waterford profile

Living in Waterford

Waterford is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,300 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waterford is the 568th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Waterford was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

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 village of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterford who work in office and administrative support (12.32%), management occupations (12.14%), and food service (8.93%).

Despite being a small village, Waterford has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Waterford is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.97% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waterford in 2010 was $26,822, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,288 for a family of four. However, Waterford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waterford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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, German, Polish, and English.

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