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Population (year 2000): 8,515. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,723 (+2.4% change)
Males: 4,095 (48.1%), Females: 4,420 (51.9%)

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Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $46,362 (year 2000)
Median house value: $110,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Waterford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (28.5%), Italian (20.2%), French (19.0%), German (16.2%), English (10.2%), Polish (7.1%).

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Land area: 0.3 square miles

Waterford,

For population 25 years and over in Waterford

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waterford town

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

2.2% Foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.7% North America, 0.3% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY Albany, (11.5 miles pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (133.5 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (145.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NY Waterford, (0.0 miles NY Cohoes, (2.0 miles Island, NY (3.4 miles Green NY (3.7 miles Halfmoon, NY Troy, (3.7 miles NY (4.9 miles Watervliet, NY (7.3 miles Wynantskill,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,000

Latitude: 42.79 N, Longitude: 73.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.4%), Retail trade (13.2%), Manufacturing (10.8%).

Crime in Waterford (2004):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 15 burglaries (173.2 per 100,000)
  • 61 thefts (704.2 per 100,000)
  • 3 auto thefts (34.6 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 43.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Waterford, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waterford-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Waterford city center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/24/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Waterford:
  • EDDY COHOES REHABILITATION CENTER (about 3 miles; COHOES, NY)
  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; TROY, NY)
  • SETON HEALTH SYSTEMS INC (about 5 miles; TROY, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waterford:
  • ALBANY INTL (about 10 miles; ALBANY, NY; ID: ALB)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 38 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; ID: GFL)
  • RUTLAND STATE (about 72 miles; RUTLAND, VT; ID: RUT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waterford:
  • BURRELLO-MECHANICVILLE (about 7 miles; MECHANICVILLE, NY; ID: K27)
  • ROUND LAKE (about 11 miles; ROUND LAKE, NY; ID: W57)
  • RENSSELAER COUNTY (about 11 miles; TROY, NY; ID: 5B7)

Amtrak stations near Waterford:
  • 12 miles: ALBANY-RENSSELAER (RENSSELAER, 555 EAST ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: SCHENECTADY (332 ERIE BLVD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waterford:
  • RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 5 miles; TROY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 7,150)
  • HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 6,337)
  • SIENA COLLEGE (about 9 miles; LOUDONVILLE, NY; FT enrollment: 3,001)
  • SUNY AT ALBANY (about 13 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 14,168)
  • EXCELSIOR COLLEGE (about 13 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,096)
  • THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE (about 13 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 3,116)
  • UNION COLLEGE (about 17 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; FT enrollment: 2,315)
Public high school in Waterford:
  • WATERFORD HS (Students: 245; Location: 125 MIDDLETOWN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Waterford:
  • WATERFORD MS (Students: 318; Location: 125 MIDDLETOWN RD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • WATERFORD ES (Students: 314; Location: 125 MIDDLETOWN RD; Grades: KG - 04)
Private primary/middle school in Waterford:
  • WATERFORD CENTRAL CATH SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 12 SIXTH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Waterford:
  • WATERFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $179,032; Location: 117 THIRD STREET; 33,288 books; 1,220 audio materials; 654 video materials; 95 serial subscriptions)
 

Waterford compared to New York state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Population density significantly above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Waterford:
  • WHAZ (1330 AM; 1 kW; TROY, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waterford:
  • WRPI (91.5 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WHRL (103.1 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WABT (104.5 FM; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQAR (101.3 FM; STILLWATER, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WKKF (102.3 FM; BALLSTON SPA, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WDCD-FM (96.7 FM; CLIFTON PARK, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Waterford:
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)
  • WNYA-CA (Channel 39; EASTON, ETC., NY; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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