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Waterford, Wisconsin

  •   State: 
    Racine County
      County all: 
    Racine | Waukesha
      County FIPS: 
    55101 | 55133
    42°47′59″N 88°14′9″W
      Area total: 
    2.55 sq mi (6.61 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.44 sq mi (6.33 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.11 sq mi (0.28 km²)
    827 ft (252 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Racine, WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,277.64 residents per square mile of area (879.37/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Waterford is a village in Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,368 at the 2010 census. The median income for households in Waterford, Wisconsin is $77,973, while the mean household income is $85,805. Waterford experiences four distinct seasons, with wide variations in precipitation and temperature. The U.S. Census Bureau says the village has an area of 2.68 square miles (6.94 km²) of which 2.58 square miles is land and 0.10 sq km² is water. The village has a population of 5,571 people, 2,171 households, and a median house value of $194,500. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.4%, with a median rent of $938/month. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03, according to the census of 2018. It is located on the Wisconsin Turnpike, which runs through the town of Waterford. The town is home to the Waterford High School, which was founded in 1872. The school is a public institution. It has a history of being a magnet for students from all walks of life. It was also the site of the Wisconsin High School for Science and Technology, which opened in 1874. It also has a museum of Wisconsin history, which dates back to the 18th century, and the Wisconsin State Museum of Art, which is also located in the village.


Waterford is the primary city name, but also Wind Lake are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Waterford, Wisconsin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has an area of 2.68 square miles (6.94 km²) Waterford experiences four distinct seasons, with wide variations in precipitation and temperature. The village has a population of 1,788. The town is located on the New York-Pennsylvania Turnpike. It is located at the junction of New York, Pennsylvania, and New York City. It has a latitude and longitude of  2.58 square miles (6.68 km²) and a small area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km1) of water. The city's name comes from the town of Waterford, which was once known as Waterford. It was named after the Waterford River, which flows through the town. The waterway was first used in the 17th century by the first inhabitants of the town, who used it as a waterway for navigation. Waterford's name is derived from the word "waterford", which means "to water" or "to drink" in English. It also means "water" in French, which is used as a name for the town's waterway. The name "Waterford" is also used in French for "water". The village's name means "the waterway" and "the river" in Spanish. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the village's population is 1,856.


As of the census of 2018, there were 5,571 people, 2,171 households. There are 3,861 adults, 50.22% of the population being female and 49.78% being male. The median income for households in Waterford, Wisconsin is $77,973, while the mean household income is $85,805. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.4%, with a median rent of $938/month. There were 1,628 housing units at an average density of 661.6 per square mile (255.5/km²) In the 2000 census there were 4,048 people, 1,561 households, and 1,139 families in the village. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03. The age distribution was 28.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 32.7%. from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% 65 or older. For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 96.5 males. About 0.9% of families and 3.0%. of the village were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under 18 and 7.2%. of those age 65 or over. In the village, the median household income was $55,804 and the median family income was $64,453. The per capita income for the village was $22,741.

Notable residents

The town of Waterford, Wisconsin is home to a number of notable people. Sam Alvey is a mixed martial artist and Charlie Ganzel is a major league baseball player. Barbara Lawton is the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. Walter J. Rush is a Wisconsin state senator and Lynn E. Stalbaum is a U.S. representative. Victor Willard is a state senator for the state of Wisconsin and is the son of a former state senator. The town has a population of around 2,000 people and is located near the town of Waukesha, Wisconsin. It is located on the shores of Lake Winnebago and the Wisconsin Dells, which is about 60 miles north of Milwaukee. The city's population is about 2,200. It was founded in 1872 and has a history dating back to the early 1800s. It has been the site of several major events, including the opening of the Wisconsin River and the first World Series in 1904. It also hosted the Wisconsin State Fair in 1904 and the World Games in 1908. The state's first high school was opened in the town in 1903 and the state's state legislature was established in 1909. The village's first post-secondary institution was the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, which opened in 1910. It's also home to the Wisconsin Institute for Natural Resources and Science, which was founded by the town's namesake, William "Bill" Alvey, who was born in Waterford and grew up in Wisconsin.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin = 22.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 30. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 70. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Waterford = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,257 individuals with a median age of 37.1 age the population grows by 22.94% in Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,277.64 residents per square mile of area (879.37/km²). There are average 2.54 people per household in the 1,957 households with an average household income of $63,293 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.00% of the available work force and has dropped -5.62% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 19.76%. The number of physicians in Waterford per 100,000 population = 154.6.


The annual rainfall in Waterford = 33.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 35.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 106. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 192. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 9.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 50, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin which are owned by the occupant = 62.51%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 15 years with median home cost = $171,670 and home appreciation of -7.98%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $21.63 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,193 per student. There are 14 students for each teacher in the school, 500 students for each Librarian and 358 students for each Counselor. 6.95% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.18% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.51% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Waterford's population in Racine County, Wisconsin of 3,012 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,42-fold to 1,257 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.71% female residents and 49.29% male residents live in Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin.

    As of 2020 in Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin are married and the remaining 35.82% are single population.

  • 30 minutes is the average time that residents in Waterford require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    88.32% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.63% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 1.77% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin, 62.51% are owner-occupied homes, another 31.95% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.54% are vacant.

  • The 57.17% of the population in Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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