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Waterville, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Waterville had a population of 15,623 as of July 1, 2017. Waterville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waterville is located at latitude 44.5453 and longitude -69.6614 in Kennebec County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waterville (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Kennebec County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The City of Waterville (GNIS ID: 582795) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waterville: Ticonic Falls.

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Waterville, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,623
Daytime Population: Workers 13,995
Daytime Population: Residents 8,836
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,831
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 13,447
Population in Familes 8,944
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,176
Population Density2 1,151
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $34,976
Average Household Income $51,551
Per Capita Income $23,036


Total Housing Units 7,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,839 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,548 (48.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 928 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $124,283
Average Home Value $144,672


Total Households 6,387
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 3,216
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% -0.3%
Households 0.04% -0.25%
Families -0.25% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Waterville, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterville to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 92nd
Population Density # 15 89th
Diversity Index # 17 88th
Median Household Income # 107 18th
Per Capita Income # 91 31st

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