Waterford, Michigan Population 2020

72,436
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Waterford is a city located in Michigan. Waterford has a 2020 population of 72,436. Waterford is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually but its population has increased by 1.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,705 in 2010. Waterford reached it's highest population of 73,275 in 2014.

The average household income in Waterford is $80,216 with a poverty rate of 10.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $875 per month, and the median house value is $165,000. The median age in Waterford is 41.9 years, 39.5 years for males, and 43.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males.

Waterford Demographics

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

  • White: 86.64%
  • Black or African American: 5.56%
  • Two or more races: 3.24%
  • Asian: 2.01%
  • Other race: 1.99%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Waterford, Michigan is 72,436, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 72,826.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 71,705.

Waterford, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White63,22486.64%
Black or African American4,0555.56%
Two or More Races2,3673.24%
Asian1,4662.01%
Some Other Race1,4541.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native3580.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander520.07%
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Waterford Population by Race

Waterford Population Pyramid 2020

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Waterford Median Age

41.9


Total

39.5


Male

43.8


Female

Waterford Adults

There are 58,891 adults, (11,613 of whom are seniors) in Waterford.

Waterford Age Dependency

54.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Waterford Sex Ratio

Female

37,119

50.86%

Male

35,857

49.14%

Waterford Population by Age

Waterford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waterford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.5%12.5%
All72.2%27.8%
Male70.6%29.4%
Non Family59.5%40.5%
Female58.4%41.6%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waterford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,7082.3572.2
Married13,4333.0887.5
Non Family12,1901.2559.5
Female3,4163.0358.4
Male1,6693.1970.6

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Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Waterford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3392.57%
9th to 12th Grade2,9595.68%
High School Graduate14,69428.19%
Some College13,39325.69%
Associates Degree5,27810.13%
Bachelors Degree9,86818.93%
Graduate Degree4,5978.82%
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Waterford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waterford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,91841,73012,685
Hispanic2,7152,077460
Black2,5332,403636
Asian1,024775360
Multiple Races844722267
Other Race785616119
Native American27325579
Islander5228

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.16%.

Waterford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,455$51,503$33,279
Less Than High School$29,269$33,653$17,202
High School Grad$29,625$36,821$22,786
Some College$38,714$49,312$31,282
Bachelors Degree$60,978$75,018$44,386
Graduate Degree$73,415$94,688$55,136

$41,455

Average Earnings

$51,503

Average Male

$33,279

Average Female

Waterford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waterford Language by Age

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Waterford Language

90.98% of Waterford residents speak only English, while 9.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.79% of the population.

Waterford Language

Waterford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White59,6094,7858.03%
Hispanic5,13490617.65%
Black3,88588522.78%
Multiple2,33750921.78%
Asian1,45622615.52%
Other1,45421915.06%
Native3544813.56%
Islander522446.15%

10.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.63%

Male Poverty Rate

11.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waterford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waterford is Islander, with 46.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waterford is White, with 8.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.47%.

Waterford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.01%
High School11.33%
Some College7.94%
Bachelors or Greater3.20%

Waterford Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.37%
Female Unemployed17.49%
Female Employed7.75%
Male Employed4.07%

Waterford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waterford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,321$80,216
Families$81,135$96,594
Married Families$92,060$110,445
Non Families$41,277$52,296
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Income by Household Type

Waterford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Waterford Marital Status by Race

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Waterford Marital Status

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3,784

Number of Veterans

3,469

Male Veterans

315

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,313
First Gulf War558
Korea446
Second Gulf War382
World War II213

Waterford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,057
65 to 74985
35 to 54825
55 to 64723
18 to 34194

Waterford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5636.83%
Black1123.79%
Hispanic441.33%
2 or More383.06%
Indian3612.81%
Asian302.58%
Other50.49%

Waterford Veterans by Race

Waterford Veterans by Education

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6.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waterford Veterans by Education

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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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78.31%

Born in Michigan

93.31%

Native Born

6.69%

Foreign Born

3.32%

Non Citizen

3.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.31% of Waterford residents were born in the United States, with 78.31% having been born in Michigan. 3.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Waterford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202072,436-195-0.27%
201972,631-195-0.27%
201872,826-327-0.45%
201773,153-39-0.05%
201673,192990.14%
201573,093-182-0.25%
201473,2751190.16%
201373,1564700.65%
201272,6865020.70%
201172,1844790.67%
201071,7050.00%

Waterford Population by Year