Waterville, Maine

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Population in 2014: 16,182 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 
Males: 7,892  (48.8%)
Females: 8,290  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Maine median age:  44.0 years

Zip codes: 04901.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,815 (it was $26,816 in 2000)
Waterville:

$31,815
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,095 (it was $16,430 in 2000)

Waterville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,639 (it was $76,200 in 2000)
Waterville:

$123,639
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $134,218; Detached houses: $145,348; Townhouses or other attached units: $98,697; In 2-unit structures: $146,690; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $71,530; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,143; Mobile homes: $40,435

Median gross rent in 2013: $629.

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  • Races in Waterville, ME (2013)

    Waterville races chart
    • 14,29590.5%White alone
    • 4222.7%Black alone
    • 3602.3%Hispanic
    • 3362.1%Two or more races
    • 2521.6%Asian alone
    • 1280.8%American Indian alone
    • 50.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Waterville: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Waterville, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (16.6%), English (15.7%), French (15.5%), French Canadian (7.7%), German (5.8%), United States (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/23/1802

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 13.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,191 people per square mile   (low).

Waterville,ME real estate house value index trend

Waterville, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Waterville:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waterville city:

  • Never married: 38.3%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

544 residents are foreign born (1.5% North America, 1.2% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

3.5%
Maine:

2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,887 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,895 (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+: Bronx, NY (334.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $127,800

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: +5,795 (+36.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,763 (59.8%)

Area code: 207

Waterville household income distribution Waterville home values distribution

Crime rates in Waterville by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.40.06.2
Rapes 4356101412101117151517
per 100,000 25.219.031.537.664.089.675.262.368.4108.195.594.4106.1
Robberies 95265983111191311
per 100,000 56.831.712.637.632.057.650.118.768.470.057.381.868.7
Assaults 17771519101213819181524
per 100,000 107.344.444.094.1121.664.075.280.949.8120.9114.694.4149.8
Burglaries 77859786841309590848515410598
per 100,000 486.0539.2610.2539.3537.7831.7595.1560.3522.5540.7980.3660.5611.7
Thefts 493451512545455588625660566569589684578
per 100,000 3,111.62,860.83,220.73,417.42,912.63,761.83,915.14,108.83,520.83,619.63,749.44,302.73,607.5
Auto thefts 1916281318181081411151514
per 100,000 119.9101.5176.181.5115.2115.262.649.887.170.095.594.487.4
Arson 2251021926414
per 100,000 12.612.731.56.30.012.86.356.012.438.225.56.325.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 223.3190.9220.0237.5244.7314.7289.0274.9265.5315.0350.0339.5336.8

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City-data.com crime index 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 2014, including police officers: 38 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Maine average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,933 (-11.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Waterville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Waterville, Maine

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Earthquake activity:

Waterville-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 200.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 236.3 miles away from Waterville center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 121.4 miles away from the city center
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) 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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: 12, Storms: 10, Snows: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 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 and medical centers in Waterville:

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

airports located in Waterville:

Colleges/Universities in Waterville:

  • Colby College (Full-time enrollment: 1,955; Location: 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.colby.edu)
  • Thomas College (FT enrollment: 928; 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 Augusta (about 17 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 26 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Husson University (about 47 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 54 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 66 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 69 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 70 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public high school in Waterville:

Private high school in Waterville:

  • TEMPLE ACADEMY (Students: 169, Location: 60 W RIVER RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Waterville:

Private elementary/middle school in Waterville:

  • MOUNT MERICI ACADEMY (Students: 167, Location: 152 WESTERN AVE, Grades: PK-6)
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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 52.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.4
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.56. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.56
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.06
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.6%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 30.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.2% for American Indian residents, 49.5% 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

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, Maine environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Maine average:

10.5

Waterville travel time to work - commute Waterville mode of transportation to work chart

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,75811
Mainline Protestant8,99960
Evangelical Protestant5,82956
Other2,46617
None83,099-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.6%
Maine:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.7%
Maine:

49.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.9
Maine:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.4%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Waterville:

9.1%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Waterville:

6.9
Maine:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

32.8%
Maine:

34.9%

General health condition:
Waterville:

58.3%
Maine:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.7%
Maine:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waterville, ME Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$40,583$48,7000$0
Other Government Administration 8$39,609$59,41411$3,225
Police Protection - Officers 31$149,651$57,9290$0
Police - Other 2$6,639$39,8341$1,329
Firefighters 15$69,088$55,2700$0
Fire - Other 2$11,095$66,5700$0
Streets and Highways 23$92,947$48,4940$0
Airports 2$6,590$39,5401$996
Welfare 3$11,223$44,8920$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,684$30,7360$0
Parks and Recreation 3$11,378$45,5123$1,165
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 295$944,988$38,44094$70,231
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 92$221,486$28,88949$61,568
Other and Unallocable 10$30,596$36,7150$0
Totals for Government 499$1,643,557$39,524159$138,514

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $950,000 ($58.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $942,000 ($58.21)
    Regular Highways: $861,000 ($53.21)
    Air Transportation: $783,000 ($48.39)
    General Public Buildings: $120,000 ($7.42)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,000 ($1.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($0.43)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,581,000 ($1210.05)
    Regular Highways: $3,490,000 ($215.67)
    Police Protection: $2,313,000 ($142.94)
    Central Staff Services: $1,651,000 ($102.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,564,000 ($96.65)
    Financial Administration: $846,000 ($52.28)
    Libraries: $557,000 ($34.42)
    General - Other: $540,000 ($33.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $366,000 ($22.62)
    Air Transportation: $184,000 ($11.37)
    Public Welfare - Other: $107,000 ($6.61)
    Health - Other: $107,000 ($6.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $102,000 ($6.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $75,000 ($4.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $736,000 ($45.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $649,000 ($40.11)
    General Public Building: $123,000 ($7.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,372,000 ($1073.54)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $403,000 ($24.90)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $286,000 ($17.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000 ($4.26)
    Air Transportation: $58,000 ($3.58)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $35,000 ($2.16)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $23,000 ($1.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $935,000 ($57.78)
    All Other: $68,000 ($4.20)
    Education: $25,000 ($1.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,199,000 ($74.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,295,000 ($80.03)
    Interest Earnings: $355,000 ($21.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($0.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,984,000 ($740.58)
    General Local Government Support: $2,023,000 ($125.02)
    All Other: $1,287,000 ($79.53)
    Highways: $120,000 ($7.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $54,000 ($3.34)
  • Tax - Property: $16,851,000 ($1041.34)
    Other License: $208,000 ($12.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $170,000 ($10.51)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,400,000 ($1137.07)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,144,000 ($1059.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,256,000 ($77.62)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,374,000 ($208.50)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,555,000 ($899.46)

5.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,956 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($413 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.03%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Somerset County, ME  0.71% ($30,510 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.51% ($34,611)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.44% ($33,773)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($258 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, ME  0.64% ($27,240 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.58% ($37,633)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.47% ($28,150)

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 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 389m1,276ftTotal length
  • $4,999,000Total costs
  • 363,967Total average daily traffic
  • 29,214Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Waterville, ME
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Waterville)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (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: 58 (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)

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

KENNEBEC WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 21,500, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2010), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2010), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
CAMP TRACY (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WOODLANDS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BECKET ACADEMY CENTRAL ME LEARNING CTR (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-21-2007 to SEP-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-29-2007 to AUG-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008)
  • 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 (2 times from SEP-22-2005 to 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 (2 times from JUL-21-2005 to JUL-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2009)
WHIPPOORWILL HILL MOBILE HOME (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Uranium-238. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Uranium-238. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • 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), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2006), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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 (2 times from MAR-07-2005 to MAR-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • AOS 92 VASSALBORO COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Population served: 520, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WATERVILLE COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Waterville, Maine:

  • Fireside Inn & Suites, 356 Main St, Waterville, Maine 04901 , Phone: (207) 873-3335, Fax: (207) 861-5656
  • Econo Lodge, 455 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Waterville, Maine 04901 , Phone: (207) 872-5577, Fax: (207) 861-8019
  • Best Western Plus Waterville Hotel, 375 Main St, Waterville, Maine 4901 , Phone: (207) 873-0111, Fax: (207) 872-2310
  • Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Waterville, Maine 4901 , Phone: (207) 873-0400, Fax: (207) 873-5486
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Waterville, Maine
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Waterville, ME
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Mazda1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1New Balance2
Audi1Nike1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1Payless1
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Circle K2Ruby Tuesday1
Cold Stone Creamery1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
ColorTyme1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Shaw's1
Curves1Staples1
Dairy Queen2Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts4T-Mobile1
Econo Lodge1T.J.Maxx1
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell1
FedEx2The Room Place1
GNC1Toyota1
GameStop1U-Haul2
Goodwill1U.S. Cellular3
H&R Block1UPS9
Hilton1Vans1
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Maurices1YMCA1

Waterville compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.

Waterville on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 (04901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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