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Waterville is a city in Kennebec County, in the Augusta-Waterville metro area.

The latitude of Waterville is 44.551N. The longitude is -69.632W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 108 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,758.


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Median household income
Local
$26,816
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Waterville demographic reports
Waterville is on the Kennebec River.
Early lumber mills harnessed the power of the Kennebec's Ticonic Falls.
The Hathaway Shirt Company closed the last shirtmaking plant in America here in 2002.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2005 HBO movie, "Empire Falls"
Local festivals include:
  • Maine International Film Festival - July 13-22, 2007
  • Harvest Fest - Oct. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Waterville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Colby College Museum of Art, Redington Museum & Apothecary, Waterville-Winslow Two-Cent Bridge
Colleges and universities: Colby College, Thomas College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Waterville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kennebec County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04963 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Waterville residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waterville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waterville was $16,430, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Waterville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Waterville festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Waterville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $822.


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

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Newspapers in Waterville include Morning Sentinel

TV stations in Waterville include WPFO.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMEW.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Waterville workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Waterville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Waterville include Best Western, Budget Host Airport Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn-Waterville.

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