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Waterville, Maine (ME) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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21.2% of Waterville, ME residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 48.7% greater than the poverty level of 10.9% across the entire state of Maine. Taking into account residents not living in families, 22.2% of high school graduates and 35.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 25.0% among disabled males and 33.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 88.5%. For comparison, it was 42.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Waterville, ME

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Waterville:

21.2%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Waterville:

9.4%
Whole state:

4.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Waterville:

25.0%
Maine:

15.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 24.4% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Waterville:

43.0%
Maine:

36.5%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Waterville:

33.2%
Maine:

21.5%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.0% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Waterville:

42.0%
Maine:

34.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

88.5%
Residents above poverty level:

42.1%

Poverty by age in Waterville, ME

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Waterville
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Waterville,ME (percentage below poverty level)
  • 43.3%Under 5 years
  • 36.8%5 years
  • 6.6%6 to 11 years
  • 17.0%12 to 14 years
  • 59.4%15 years
  • 8.2%16 and 17 years
  • 52.8%18 to 24 years
  • 19.0%25 to 34 years
  • 20.4%35 to 44 years
  • 15.3%45 to 54 years
  • 12.3%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 7.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Waterville
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Waterville,ME (percentage below poverty level)
  • 40.0%Under 5 years
  • 60.0%5 years
  • 33.0%6 to 11 years
  • 16.0%12 to 14 years
  • 100.0%15 years
  • 8.0%16 and 17 years
  • 48.0%18 to 24 years
  • 18.0%25 to 34 years
  • 25.0%35 to 44 years
  • 15.0%45 to 54 years
  • 14.0%55 to 64 years
  • 11.0%65 to 74 years
  • 10.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Waterville, ME
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Waterville,ME (% below half of poverty level)
  • 11.5%Under 5 years
  • 19.3%5 years
  • 13.0%6 to 11 years
  • 19.6%12 to 14 years
  • 4.3%15 years
  • 15.8%16 and 17 years
  • 10.0%18 to 24 years
  • 7.9%25 to 34 years
  • 4.3%35 to 44 years
  • 7.1%45 to 54 years
  • 1.3%55 to 64 years
  • 3.4%65 to 74 years
  • 3.3%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Waterville, ME

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Waterville, ME
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Waterville, ME (%)
  • 20.0%White
  • 14.8%Black
  • 79.4%American Indian
  • 0.0%Asian
  • 60.8%Native Hawaiian
  • 0.0%Other race
  • 55.3%2+ races
  • 17.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Waterville, ME
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Waterville, ME (absolute numbers)
  • 2,746White
  • 5Black
  • 33American Indian
  • 0Asian
  • 34Native Hawaiian
  • 0Other race
  • 782+ races
  • 45Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 20.1%Below poverty level
  • 79.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 3.9%Below poverty level
  • 96.1%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Waterville, ME

Children below poverty level:
Waterville, Maine:

24.4%
State:

13.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Waterville:

22.2%
Maine:

18.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Waterville:

35.2%
Maine:

42.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 39.5%Married-couple family
  • 19.8%Male, no wife present
  • 40.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Waterville not in families by work experience
  • 2.7%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 31.2%Worked part-time
  • 66.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 7.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 17.2%Both worked part-time
  • 12.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 62.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 15.7%1990 to 1994
  • 13.4%1980 to 1989
  • 0.0%1970 to 1979
  • 5.2%1960 to 1969
  • 24.6%1950 to 1959
  • 0.0%1940 to 1949
  • 41.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.5%1995 to 1998
  • 2.5%1990 to 1994
  • 9.8%1980 to 1989
  • 8.2%1970 to 1979
  • 8.0%1960 to 1969
  • 20.4%1950 to 1959
  • 12.5%1940 to 1949
  • 36.7%1939 or earlier
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