Waterford is a tiny town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 445 people and just one neighborhood, Waterford is the 684th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Waterford was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Waterford is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 54.35% of the Waterford workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Waterford is a town of transportation and shipping workers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterford who work in art, media, and design (18.84%), office and administrative support (14.49%) and architecture and engineering (5.07%).
Of important note, Waterford is also a town of artists. Waterford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Waterford’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Waterford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Waterford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Waterford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Waterford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Waterford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Waterford, the average commute to work is 33.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Waterford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.