Waterford, Connecticut Population 2021

18,506
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Waterford is a city located in New London County Connecticut. Waterford has a 2020 population of 18,506. Waterford is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -5.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,502 in 2010. Waterford reached it's highest population of 19,511 in 2012.

The average household income in Waterford is $106,044 with a poverty rate of 5.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,312 per month, and the median house value is $252,200. The median age in Waterford is 48.4 years, 45.9 years for males, and 49.4 years for females.

Waterford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waterford was:

  • White: 88.09%
  • Two or more races: 3.70%
  • Asian: 3.30%
  • Black or African American: 3.14%
  • Other race: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waterford, Connecticut is 18,506 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,866.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,502.

Waterford, Connecticut Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,67988.09%
Two or More Races7013.70%
Asian6253.30%
Black or African American5953.14%
Some Other Race2891.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native460.24%
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Waterford Population by Race

Waterford Population Pyramid $2021

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Waterford Median Age

48.4


Total

45.9


Male

49.4


Female

Waterford Adults

There are 15,450 adults, (4,384 of whom are seniors) in Waterford.

Waterford Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Waterford Sex Ratio

Female

9,763

51.56%

Male

9,172

48.44%

Waterford Population by Age

Waterford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waterford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.7%8.3%
All82%18%
Female77.7%22.3%
Non Family73.9%26.1%
Male51.3%48.7%

82.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waterford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7152.3982
Married3,8562.9491.7
Non Family2,6351.2773.9
Female7973.2577.7
Male4272.7651.3

2.91

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Waterford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2111.50%
9th to 12th Grade4233.00%
High School Graduate3,99228.34%
Some College2,70719.21%
Associates Degree1,0457.42%
Bachelors Degree3,07721.84%
Graduate Degree2,63318.69%
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Waterford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waterford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,34111,8005,243
Hispanic697658155
Black460427152
Asian41238380
2+ Races281270100
Other Race19417425
Native American2929

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.48%.

Waterford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,196$65,735$42,236
Less Than 9th Grade$$57,273$16,346
High School Graduate$39,681$51,815$31,611
Some College$46,086$61,540$35,725
Bachelors Degree$53,794$70,031$41,917
Graduate Degree$86,169$107,708$70,341

$53,196

Average Earnings

$65,735

Average Male

$42,236

Average Female

Waterford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waterford Language by Age

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Waterford Language

91.14% of Waterford residents speak only English, while 8.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.86% of the population.

Waterford Language

Waterford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,7348835.61%
Hispanic1,1941058.79%
Black5588415.05%
Other2856623.16%
Multiple701192.71%
Asian62291.45%
Native31516.13%

5.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.54%

Male Poverty Rate

6.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waterford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waterford is Other, with 23.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waterford is Asian, with 1.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.01%.

Waterford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.03%
High School8.54%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%
Some College3.81%

Waterford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.27%
Male Unemployed18.91%
Male Employed3.20%
Female Employed1.99%

Waterford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waterford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$90,893$106,044
Families$109,787$125,355
Married Families$125,471-
Non Families$51,134$64,699
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Income by Household Type

Waterford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Waterford Married by Age and Sex

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Waterford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Waterford Marital Status by Race

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Waterford Marital Status

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1,829

Number of Veterans

1,713

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam694
Second Gulf War351
First Gulf War303
Korea201
World War II71

Waterford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+575
65 to 74390
55 to 64368
35 to 54258
18 to 34238

Waterford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,70912.34%
Hispanic11815.17%
2+ Races7721.45%
Black275.07%
Asian163.73%

Waterford Veterans by Race

Waterford Veterans by Education

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5.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waterford Veterans by Education

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Waterford Employment by Age

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Waterford Employment by Race

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Waterford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.38%

Born in Waterford

93.47%

Native Born

6.53%

Foreign Born

2.35%

Non Citizen

4.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.47% of Waterford residents were born in the United States, with 62.38% having been born in Connecticut. 2.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Waterford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,506-120-0.64%
202018,626-120-0.64%
201918,746-120-0.64%
201818,866-69-0.36%
201718,935-50-0.26%
201618,985-123-0.64%
201519,108-174-0.90%
201419,282-117-0.60%
201319,399-112-0.57%
201219,511340.17%
201119,477-25-0.13%
201019,5020.00%

Waterford Population by Year