Waterville, Maine Population 2022

15,850
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Waterville is a city located in Kennebec County Maine. With a 2020 population of 15,850, it is the 11th largest city in Maine and the 2840th largest city in the United States. Waterville is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually but its population has decreased by -4.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,623 in 2020. Spanning over 14 miles, Waterville has a population density of 1,171 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waterville is $61,252 with a poverty rate of 24.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $759 per month, and the median house value is $124,200. The median age in Waterville is 39.7 years, 35.7 years for males, and 43.2 years for females.

Waterville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watervillewas:

  • White: 93.08%
  • Asian: 3.12%
  • Two or more races: 2.41%
  • Black or African American: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Other race: 0.13%
The current population of Waterville, Maine is 15,850 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,623.

Waterville, Maine Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Waterville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Waterville Population by Race

Waterville Population Pyramid 2022

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Waterville Median Age

38.3


Total

36.8


Male

39.8


Female

Waterville Adults

There are 13,762 adults, (2,940 of whom are seniors) in Waterville.

Waterville Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Waterville Sex Ratio

Female

8,871

53.37%

Male

7,752

46.63%

Waterville Population by Age

Waterville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waterville Household Types

45.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waterville Households and Families

2.7

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

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Waterville Households by Type

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Waterville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waterville Educational Attainment by Race

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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 black people with a rate of 68.00%.

Waterville Educational Attainment by Race

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$35,282

Average Earnings

$43,366

Average Male

$33,116

Average Female

Waterville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waterville Language by Age

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Waterville Language

92.27% of Waterville residents speak only English, while 7.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.92% of the population.

Waterville Language

Waterville Poverty by Race

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24.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.12%

Male Poverty Rate

27.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waterville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waterville is Native, with 82.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waterville is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.10%.

Waterville Poverty

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Waterville Poverty Rate by Education

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Waterville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waterville Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Waterville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Waterville Married by Age and Sex

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Waterville Marriage

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

Waterville Marital Status by Race

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Waterville Marital Status

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929

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Waterville Veterans by War

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Waterville Veterans by Age

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Waterville Veterans by Race

Waterville Veterans by Education

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1.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waterville Veterans by Education

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54.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Waterville Employment by Age

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Waterville Employment by Race

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Waterville 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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63.08%

Born in Waterville

94.93%

Native Born

5.07%

Foreign Born

2.60%

Non Citizen

2.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.93% of Waterville residents were born in the United States, with 63.08% having been born in Maine. 2.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Waterville Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Waterville Population by Year