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Waterford, California - Basic Facts

The City of Waterford had a population of 8,543 as of July 1, 2017. Waterford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waterford is located at latitude 37.6427 and longitude -120.7542 in Stanislaus County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waterford (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 171 feet.

The City of Waterford (GNIS ID: 2412192) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Waterford is located within Waterford CCD of Stanislaus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Waterford, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,543
Daytime Population: Workers 1,089
Daytime Population: Residents 5,107
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,196
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 8,520
Population in Familes 7,657
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 3,670
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $52,650
Average Household Income $60,997
Per Capita Income $17,937


Total Housing Units 2,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,610 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 874 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $194,444
Average Home Value $272,469


Total Households 2,483
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 2,059
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.3%
Households 0.14% 0.27%
Families 0.08% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Waterford, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterford to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 523 66th
Population Density # 356 77th
Diversity Index # 457 70th
Median Household Income # 871 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1264 17th

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