Waterford, WI
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Living in Waterford


Waterford is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 5,562 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Waterford is the 137th largest community in Wisconsin.

Waterford real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Waterford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Waterford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waterford is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterford who work in management occupations (18.00%), office and administrative support (14.74%), and sales jobs (11.69%).

Also of interest is that Waterford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Waterford is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Waterford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Waterford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Waterford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Waterford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.96 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small village, Waterford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Waterford is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.35% of adults in Waterford have a college degree.

The per capita income in Waterford in 2018 was $38,477, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,908 for a family of four.

The people who call Waterford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waterford residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Waterford include German, Irish, Polish, Norwegian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Waterford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.