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Waterford, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The Borough of Waterford had a population of 1,503 as of July 1, 2016. Waterford ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waterford is located at latitude 41.9452 and longitude -79.9851 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Waterford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,204 feet.

The Borough of Waterford (GNIS ID: 1215219) 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 Waterford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waterford: Fort Le Boeuf.

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Waterford, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,503
Population in Households 1,503
Population in Familes 1,198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,226
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 626
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 407
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 380 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $110,417
Average Home Value $117,763


Median Household Income $45,680
Average Household Income $54,310
Per Capita Income $22,620
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.15%
Households 0.08% -0.03%
Families -0.08% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Waterford, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterford to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 770 56th
Population Density1 # 968 45th
Diversity Index2 # 1401 21st
Median Household Income # 1066 40th
Per Capita Income # 1234 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.