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Waterford is a village in Saratoga County, in the Albany metro area.

The community was named as a river crossing.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Waterford. For links to other places called Waterford, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Waterford is 42.792N. The longitude is -73.681W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,183.


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Median household income
Local
$34,135
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Waterford demographic reports
Waterford is at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Halfmoon
Settled by Dutch traders in the 1630s.

A local company began manufacturing primitive fire engines in 1832. The enterprise became L. Button & Son, which eventually combined with other firms to become the American-LaFrance Fire Engine Co.

Civic leaders have promoted local tourism in recent years by emphasizing Waterford's historic location on the Erie and Champlain canals.

Nearby parks & recreation: Peebles Island State Park
Historic routes: Hudson River Road (US9), Erie Canal
(See more information on the Erie Canal)
Historic sites and museums: Waterford Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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11% of Waterford residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waterford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waterford was $18,141, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Waterford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Waterford include Northside Historic District, Waterford Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Waterford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,025.


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Libraries in Waterford include Waterford Public Library ... View libraries

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Saratoga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waterford political report.

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The average commute time for Waterford workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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