Waterville, Washington Population 2024

1,127

Waterville is a city located in Douglas County Washington. Waterville has a 2024 population of 1,127. It is also the county seat of Douglas County. Waterville is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -0.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,129 in 2020.

The average household income in Waterville is $90,539 with a poverty rate of 5.31%. The median age in Waterville is 49 years: 44 years for males, and 51.1 years for females.

Waterville Demographics

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

  • White: 80.44%
  • Other race: 11.69%
  • Two or more races: 5.11%
  • Native American: 2.08%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,302.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.18% (-2)
The current population of Waterville, Washington is 1,127 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,129.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,19780.44%
Other race17411.69%
Two or more races765.11%
Native American312.08%
Asian70.47%
Black or African American30.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waterville Population by Race

Waterville Population Pyramid 2024

Waterville Median Age

49

Total

44

Male

51.1

Female

Waterville Adults

There are 1,241 adults, (269 of whom are seniors) in Waterville.

Waterville Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Waterville Sex Ratio

Female67145.09%
Male81754.91%

Waterville Population by Age

Waterville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5652.6184.615.4
Married3623.0192.87.2
Non Family1391.2474.825.2
Female342.8223.576.5
Male303.871000

2.94

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

84.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waterville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade15213.36%
Associates Degree17415.29%
Bachelors Degree1089.49%
Graduate Degree363.16%
High School Graduate39935.06%
Less Than 9th Grade766.68%
Some College19316.96%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waterville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waterville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White959850136
Hispanic123350
Other Race114260
2+ Races46150
Asian777
Black331

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Waterville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$69,405$68,229$70,875
Graduate Degree$104,250$0$104,250
High School Graduate$31,250$32,721$30,804
Less Than 9th Grade$34,811$34,900$34,531
Overall$45,290$46,203$42,283
Some College$46,213$70,750$43,750

$45,290

Average Earnings

$46,203

Average Male

$42,283

Average Female

Waterville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waterville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waterville Language

84.36% of Waterville residents speak only English, while 15.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.86% of the population.

Waterville Language

Waterville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,171756.4%
Multiple7645.26%

5.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.9%

Male Poverty Rate

5.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waterville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waterville is White, with 6.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waterville is Multiple, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.81%.

Waterville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.79%
Some College8.17%
High School3.26%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Waterville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed0.94%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Waterville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waterville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$77,045$104,523
Households$71,964$90,539
Married Families$93,214$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,661$41,171

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waterville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.8%

Male Marriage Rate

61.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Waterville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Waterville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waterville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

88

Number of Veterans

88

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War53
Second Gulf War16
Vietnam13
Korea5
World War II0

Waterville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5453
65 to 7415
55 to 6410
75+10
18 to 340

Waterville Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White848.12%
2+ Races45.88%

Waterville Veterans by Race

Waterville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waterville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.5%

Labor Force Participation

70.5%

Employment Rate

1.3%

Unemployment Rate

Waterville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waterville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waterville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.65%

Born in Waterville

91.53%

Native Born

8.47%

Foreign Born

7.86%

Non Citizen

0.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.53% of Waterville residents were born in the United States, with 64.65% having been born in Washington. 7.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waterville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,12600%
20281,12600%
20271,126-1-0.09%
20261,12700%
20251,12700%
20241,127-1-0.09%
20231,12820.18%
20221,126-7-0.62%
20211,13340.35%
20201,129-82-6.77%
20191,211100.83%
20181,20130.25%
20171,198131.1%
20161,185121.02%
20151,173121.03%
20141,16190.78%
20131,15220.17%
20121,150121.05%
20111,138-1-0.09%
20101,13900%

Waterville Population by Year