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Population in 2012: 15,855 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 

Males: 7,732  (48.8%)
Females: 8,123  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  36.8 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04901.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,006 (it was $26,816 in 2000)
Waterville:

$34,006
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,928

Waterville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $113,564 (it was $76,200 in 2000)
Waterville:

$113,564
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $142,620; Detached houses: $152,060; Townhouses or other attached units: $108,333; In 2-unit structures: $128,442; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $156,331; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $589,702; Mobile homes: $31,053

Median gross rent in 2012: $621.

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Waterville races chart
  • White alone - 14,355 (91.0%)
  • Black alone - 494 (3.1%)
  • Hispanic - 300 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 245 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 243 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 134 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.01%)

Races in Waterville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waterville: 93.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (17.2%), French (16.0%), Irish (15.4%), German (7.1%), French Canadian (7.0%), United States (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/23/1802

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 13.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,167 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Waterville:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 13.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waterville city:

  • Never married: 38.8%
  • Now married: 37.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

487 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia, 0.4% North America, 0.4% Europe, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:  3.1%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Waterville, Maine as of October 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Waterville to the number of sex offenders is 283 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,746 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,784 (1.4%)

Waterville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (68.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (170.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (343.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Winslow, ME (1.5 miles ), Oakland, ME (1.8 miles ), Fairfield, ME (1.8 miles ), Benton, ME (2.6 miles ), Sidney, ME (2.9 miles ), Vassalboro, ME (3.0 miles ), Clinton, ME (3.1 miles ), Smithfield, ME (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $62,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.55 N, Longitude: 69.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,759 (+36.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,806 (59.8%)

Area code: 207

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Crime rates in Waterville by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.4
Rapes 44435610141210111715
per 100,000 24.325.425.219.031.537.664.089.675.262.368.4108.195.5
Robberies 479526598311119
per 100,000 24.344.456.831.712.637.632.057.650.118.768.470.057.3
Assaults 331777151910121381918
per 100,000 18.219.0107.344.444.094.1121.664.075.280.949.8120.9114.6
Burglaries 95117778597868413095908485154
per 100,000 576.2742.9486.0539.2610.2539.3537.7831.7595.1560.3522.5540.7980.3
Thefts 584582493451512545455588625660566569589
per 100,000 3542.23695.53111.62860.83220.73417.42912.63761.83915.14108.83520.83619.63749.4
Auto thefts 2523191628131818108141115
per 100,000 151.6146.0119.9101.5176.181.5115.2115.262.649.887.170.095.5
Arson 2122510219264
per 100,000 12.16.312.612.731.56.30.012.86.356.012.438.225.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 220.4244.4222.6190.4219.3236.7244.0313.8288.1274.0264.7314.1349.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Waterville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 39 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Maine average:

1.70

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Waterville, Maine accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,933 (-11.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Waterville-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Waterville city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/4/1961, a category F2 tornado 17.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waterville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 8.0 miles away from Waterville center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 30.8 miles away from Waterville center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kennebec County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waterville topographic map

Birthplace of: George J. Mitchell - Politician, Charles Heywood - 9th Commandant of the Marine Corps, David Brancaccio - Television news anchor, David E. Kelley - (born 1956), writer, television producer, Donald L. Harlow - Soilder, George Gilman - Businessman, John Roderick (correspondent) - Journalist, Pam Iorio - Women mayor, Paul Gervais (writer) - Novelist, Robert Maheu - Businessman.


Hospitals/medical centers in Waterville:

  • MAINEGENERAL MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, THAYER CAMPUS)
  • HEALTHREACH HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 10 WATER STREET SUITE 307)
  • HEALTHREACH HOSPICE (Hospital, 8 HIGHWOOD ST)
  • INLAND HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 200 KENNEDY MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • LAKEWOOD (Nursing Home, 220 KENNEDY MEMORIAL DR)
  • MOUNT ST JOSEPH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 7 HIGHWOOD ST)
  • OAK GROVE CENTER (Nursing Home, 27 COOL ST)
  • WILLOWS NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 110 COLLEGE AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Waterville, ME

Airports located in Waterville:


Local government website: www.ci.waterville.me.us

Colleges/Universities in Waterville:

  • Colby College (Full-time enrollment: 1,838; Location: 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.colby.edu)
  • Thomas College (FT enrollment: 670; Location: 180 W River Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.thomas.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waterville:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 27 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • Husson University (about 47 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 54 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 69 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 70 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 85 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 116 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

Public high schools in Waterville:

Private high school in Waterville:

  • TEMPLE ACADEMY (Students: 125; Location: 60 W RIVER RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Waterville:

Private elementary/middle school in Waterville:

  • MOUNT MERICI SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 152 WESTERN AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Waterville, School District: WATERVILLE

Library in Waterville:

  • WATERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $470,685; Location: 73 ELM STREET; 90,652 books; 4,695 audio materials; 5,868 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 78 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Waterville: Delta Ambulance Corporation Waterville (A), Waterville Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Pine Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Messalonskee Stream Reservoir (A), Kennebec River Reservoir (B), Messalonskee Stream Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Holland Brook (A), Messalonskee Stream (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Waterville Historical Society Museum (62 Silver Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Best Western Waterville Inn (356 Main Street) (1), Hampton Inn Waterville/Augusta- ME (425 Kennedy Memorial Drive) (2), Econo Lodge Waterville (455 Kennedy Memorial Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Maine State - Courts- District Court- Waterville (18 Colby Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Kennebec County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.4. This is about average.
City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.40. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.40
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waterville and their reported violations in the past:

CAMP TRACY (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-20-2002 and AUG-04-2003, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2003)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WATERVILLE COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WHIPPOORWILL HILL MOBILE HOME (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-1998), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-1998), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
SAVZ, INC (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-25-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BECKETT ACADEMY CENTRAL ME @ BELGRADE (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waterville that have no violations reported:

  • KENNEBEC WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 21500, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.1%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.1% for American Indian residents, 56.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.2%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Waterville, ME

People in group quarters in Waterville in 2010:

  • 1,695 people in college/university student housing
  • 315 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 94 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Waterville in 2000:

  • 1,755 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 292 people in nursing homes
  • 211 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 45 people in religious group quarters
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Waterville compared to Maine state average:

Waterville, Maine environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Banks with branches in Waterville (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Maine: Waterville Branch, Waterville Branch, Kennedy Memorial Drive Branch. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $783.5 mil, Deposits: $655.7 mil, headquarters in Portland, ME, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices
  • Kennebec Federal Savings and Loan Association of Waterville: Kennebec Federal Savings And Loan As at 70 Main Street, branch established on 1936/03/01; Waterville Branch at 11 Washington Street, branch established on 2007/07/17. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $77.5 mil, Deposits: $52.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Waterville Branch at 110 Main Street, branch established on 1941/04/30; Waterville-Kennedy Drive at 305 Kennedy Drive Branch, branch established on 1972/11/20. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • People's United Bank: Main Street Waterville Branch at 335 Main Street, branch established on 2007/07/30; Waterville Branch at 84 Kennedy Memorial Drive, branch established on 2003/10/14. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Kennebec Savings Bank: Waterville Branch at 226 Main Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2008/07/30: Bank assets: $795.4 mil, Deposits: $526.1 mil, headquarters in Augusta, ME, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Bangor Savings Bank: Main Street Waterville Branch at 366 Main Street, branch established on 2003/02/10. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc
  • TD Bank, National Association: Waterville Main Branch at 182 Main Street, branch established on 1852/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Main Street Branch at 33 Main Street, branch established on 1923/09/06. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Waterville, Maine:

  • Fireside Inn & Suites, 356 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901 , Phone: (207) 873-3335, Fax: (207) 861-5656
  • Econo Lodge, 455 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Waterville, ME 04901 , Phone: (207) 872-5577, Fax: (207) 861-8019
  • Best Western Plus Waterville Hotel, 375 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901 , Phone: (207) 873-0111, Fax: (207) 872-2310
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 332 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901 , Phone: (207) 873-2777, Fax: (207) 872-2838
  • Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Waterville, ME 04901 , Phone: (207) 873-0400, Fax: (207) 873-5486
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Waterville, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Waterville travel time to work - commute


Waterville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (86%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Waterville city (based on Kennebec County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.24%
Here36.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents59.6%9.4%6.9%5.4%3.8%
Congregations13.4%14.3%20.5%5.4%8.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents2.4%1.6%1.6%1.4%8.0%
Congregations1.8%0.9%3.6%2.7%29.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Kennebec County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Kennebec County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 77
Kennebec County:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 105
Here:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kennebec County:

28.2%
Maine:

25.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$18,265$36,5300$0
Other Government Administration 12$52,524$52,5240$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$96
Police Protection - Officers 28$116,306$49,8450$0
Police - Other 10$22,867$27,4401$1,107
Firefighters 15$53,462$42,7700$0
Fire - Other 1$2,932$35,1840$0
Streets and Highways 21$69,677$39,8150$0
Airports 1$2,724$32,6884$1,643
Welfare 3$10,005$40,0200$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,131$28,5240$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,084$30,5040$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 311$930,695$35,91169$216,452
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 64$240,591$45,11154$170,073
Other and Unallocable 4$9,164$27,4924$2,830
Totals for Government 481$1,541,427$38,456133$392,201

Waterville government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $950,000 ($59.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $942,000 ($59.41)
    Regular Highways: $861,000 ($54.30)
    Air Transportation: $783,000 ($49.39)
    General Public Buildings: $120,000 ($7.57)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,000 ($1.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($0.44)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,581,000 ($1235.00)
    Regular Highways: $3,490,000 ($220.12)
    Police Protection: $2,313,000 ($145.88)
    Central Staff Services: $1,651,000 ($104.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,564,000 ($98.64)
    Financial Administration: $846,000 ($53.36)
    Libraries: $557,000 ($35.13)
    General - Other: $540,000 ($34.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $366,000 ($23.08)
    Air Transportation: $184,000 ($11.61)
    Public Welfare - Other: $107,000 ($6.75)
    Health - Other: $107,000 ($6.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $102,000 ($6.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $75,000 ($4.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $736,000 ($46.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $649,000 ($40.93)
    General Public Building: $123,000 ($7.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,372,000 ($1095.68)

Waterville government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $403,000 ($25.42)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $286,000 ($18.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000 ($4.35)
    Air Transportation: $58,000 ($3.66)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $35,000 ($2.21)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $23,000 ($1.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $935,000 ($58.97)
    All Other: $68,000 ($4.29)
    Education: $25,000 ($1.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,199,000 ($75.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,295,000 ($81.68)
    Interest Earnings: $355,000 ($22.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($0.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,984,000 ($755.85)
    General Local Government Support: $2,023,000 ($127.59)
    All Other: $1,287,000 ($81.17)
    Highways: $120,000 ($7.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $54,000 ($3.41)
  • Tax - Property: $16,851,000 ($1062.82)
    Other License: $208,000 ($13.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $170,000 ($10.72)

Waterville government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,400,000 ($1160.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,144,000 ($1081.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,256,000 ($79.22)

Waterville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,374,000 ($212.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,555,000 ($918.01)

5.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($253 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.14%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Somerset County, ME  0.77% ($26,873 average AGI)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.64% ($32,593)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.58% ($36,300)


6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,476 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Somerset County, ME  0.81% ($29,363 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.62% ($32,672)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.50% ($29,339)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waterville:

  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WMDR (1340 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEZW (1400 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waterville:

  • WEBB (98.5 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMHB (89.7 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THE MAYFLOWER HILL BROADCASTING. CORP.)
  • WMEW (91.3 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WABK-FM (104.3 FM; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCG (101.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Waterville:

  • WGCI-LP (Channel 4; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFYW-LP (Channel 69; FAIRFIELD/WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • DW23AB (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: RUSSELL COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Waterville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 36
Total length: 383 meters (1,257ft)
Total costs: $4,813,000
Total average daily traffic: 323,020
Total average daily truck traffic: 24,741

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 17
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Waterville, ME

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Waterville)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Waterville, ME)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Waterville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Waterville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 90
  • Hazardous Condition: 102
  • Service Call: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Waterville


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waterville, ME

Most common first names in Waterville, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph20875.8 years
Mary17381.0 years
John14873.9 years
Robert14468.8 years
Marie13482.1 years
George11574.1 years
William11276.2 years
Charles10075.9 years
Arthur9777.6 years
James9772.5 years
Most common last names in Waterville, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Poulin14775.0 years
Roy11976.7 years
Bolduc7975.5 years
Veilleux7374.7 years
Michaud6978.9 years
Rancourt6776.9 years
Smith6575.4 years
Vigue6175.8 years
Gilbert4972.8 years
Quirion4576.7 years
Businesses in Waterville, ME
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1New Balance2
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1Payless1
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid1
ColorTyme1Ruby Tuesday1
Comfort Inn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen2Shaw's1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts4Starbucks1
Econo Lodge1Subway2
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile1
FedEx2T.J.Maxx1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1The Room Place1
Goodwill1U-Haul2
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular3
Home Depot1UPS9
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1
McDonald's2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Waterville, ME

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