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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Waterford Charter Township is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 72,948. Waterford Charter Township is in Oakland County. Living in Waterford Charter Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waterford Charter Township there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Waterford Charter Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Waterford Charter Township are above average.
About Waterford Charter Township...
Population
72,948

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Waterford Charter Township Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    106.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    64.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    235.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    724
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Waterford Charter Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,327
National
$55,322
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Waterford is a wonderful, family oriented community. There are several parks and trails to enjoy, as well as community events. I lived here for several years, raising two children here, and highly recommend our lovely little town. We have great schools, plenty of restaurants, many locally owned businesses, and several entertainment venues. Waterford is a wonderful place to live and raise a family!
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I lived in Detroit before moving to Waterford and lived here for fifteen years. What I like best is that the places, schools, library, police and fire department and the town hall are all close by each other so driving from place to place doesn't take very long. There is a small pond with a sidewalk to walk or jog around. When strangers in Waterford pass each other there is always a pleasant hello being exchanged. Students after school safely walk home knowing that the Police and Fire department are close by.
I've had a pretty good experience over here! Most of the locals are very friendly, and we've never had a problem with thievery or robbery. The town looks a little run down in general, and there is a bit of a a litter problem. But there's a whole lot to do around here and despite its appearances, it's actually quite a nice place to live.