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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.
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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waterford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saratoga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12188 ZIP code.
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.
14% of Waterford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Waterford include Northside Historic District, Waterford Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Waterford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,025.
Libraries in Waterford include Waterford Public Library ... View libraries
Saratoga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waterford political report.
The average commute time for Waterford workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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