Waterville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 16,558 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waterville is the 15th largest community in Maine.
Waterville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waterville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterville who work in teaching (13.45%), office and administrative support (12.87%), and sales jobs (10.44%).
Of important note, Waterville is also a city of artists. Waterville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Waterville’s character.
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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Waterville, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Waterville provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
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 18.30 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.
The education level of Waterville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.10% of adults in Waterville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Waterville in 2018 was $26,486, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,944 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, French Canadian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Waterville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and French.