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Waterford township, MI map Land area: 31.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.0 sq. mi.
Population: 73,150 (all urban)
Males: 36,502  (49.9%)
Females: 36,648  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 71,231 (57,324 owner occupied, 13,907 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

26%


Races in Waterford township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 90.3%
  • Black: 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.5
Median age of females: 36.6

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Average household size: 2.42

Waterford township:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $55,364 ($55,008 in 1999)
This township:

$55,364
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $646 (lower quartile is $530, upper quartile is $777)
Here:

$646
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $153,911 (it was $143,200 in 2000)
Waterford township:

$153,911
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,323 - $193,873

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $190,294
Here:

$190,294
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $139,479
Here:

$139,479
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $109,745
Here:

$109,745
State:

$101,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $123,317
Here:

$123,317
State:

$133,558

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,930
Here:

$191,930
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $38,777
Here:

$38,777
State:

$39,606

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $364,533
Here:

$364,533
State:

$95,296
Population density: 2334 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.1%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.0%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Waterford.


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Number of foreign born residents: 3,647 (46% naturalized citizens)

Waterford township:  5.0%
State:  5.3%

55% of Waterford township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Michigan.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 56731
  • Northeast: 2019
  • Midwest: 5010
  • South: 4203
  • West: 1250

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $161,700

Waterford township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Waterford township, Michigan:

  • 1,348 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 274 people in nursing homes
  • 202 people in other group homes
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,469
  • One, attached: 1,206
  • Two: 222
  • 3 or 4: 730
  • 5 to 9: 1,563
  • 10 to 19: 1,952
  • 20 to 49: 843
  • 50 or more: 1,201
  • Mobile homes: 191
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Waterford township with a mortgage: 16,385 (1,252 second mortgage, 2,708 home equity loan, 33 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,529

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 902
  • 1995 to 1998: 2,239
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,978
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,533
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,563
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,508
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,229
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,755
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,676

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Waterford township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 112
  • 3 rooms: 651
  • 4 rooms: 1,615
  • 5 rooms: 5,132
  • 6 rooms: 6,479
  • 7 rooms: 4,370
  • 8 rooms: 2,387
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,629

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waterford township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 200
  • 2 rooms: 870
  • 3 rooms: 1,655
  • 4 rooms: 1,988
  • 5 rooms: 1,515
  • 6 rooms: 471
  • 7 rooms: 147
  • 8 rooms: 91
  • 9 or more rooms: 53

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Waterford township:

  • no bedroom: 51
  • 1 bedroom: 548
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,586
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,195
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,546
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 466

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waterford township:

  • no bedroom: 233
  • 1 bedroom: 2,964
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,891
  • 3 bedrooms: 776
  • 4 bedrooms: 99
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 27

Cars and other vehicles available in Waterford township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 535
  • 1 vehicle: 5,943
  • 2 vehicles: 11,083
  • 3 vehicles: 3,478
  • 4 vehicles: 999
  • 5 or more vehicles: 354

Cars and other vehicles available in Waterford township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 818
  • 1 vehicle: 3,689
  • 2 vehicles: 2,016
  • 3 vehicles: 368
  • 4 vehicles: 76
  • 5 or more vehicles: 23

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (17%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (3%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Waterford township:

  • German (17.4%)
  • English (10.9%)
  • Irish (10.8%)
  • United States or American (10.0%)
  • Polish (7.7%)
  • Italian (5.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Canada (15%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (9%)
  • Iraq (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 33,616 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 2,422 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 29 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 22 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 47 (0%)
  • Walked: 332 (1%)
  • Other means: 65 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 955 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (7%)

People in group quarters in Waterford township, Michigan:

  • 1,348 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 274 people in nursing homes
  • 202 people in other group homes
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

92.5% of residents of Waterford township speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 71,239
  • In family households: 58,534 (15,016 male householders, 4,154 female householders)
    15,528 spouses, 20,490 children (18,633 natural, 546 adopted, 1,311 stepchildren), 871 grandchildren, 429 brothers or sisters, 402 parents, 594 other relatives, 1,050 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,705 (5,139 male householders (3,834 living alone)), 5,148 female householders (4,369 living alone)), 2,418 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,923 (1,643 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,254 2-persons, 4,675 3-persons, 4,009 4-persons, 1,491 5-persons, 554 6-persons, 187 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 8,203 1-person, 1,784 2-persons, 219 3-persons, 74 4-persons, 7 5-persons,

12,376 married couples with children.
3,299 single-parent households (827 men, 2,472 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 861
Here:

11.8%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 319
Here:

8.7%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 644
Here:

17.9%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Waterford township:

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