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Waterford is a township in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.
The latitude of Waterford is 42.702N. The longitude is -83.402W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 948 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 72,444.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waterford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48386 ZIP code.
19% of Waterford residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $27,432, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Waterford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Waterford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $566. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,128.
Libraries in Waterford include Cai Branch Library, Waterford Township Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Waterford include Spinal Column Newsweekly
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waterford political report.
The average commute time for Waterford workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Waterford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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