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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Waterford is a town in Maine with a population of 1,457. Waterford is in Oxford County. Living in Waterford offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Waterford and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$756
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Waterford

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,777
National
$55,322
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Waterford Reviews

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Waterford is a peaceful and pleasant town. I would live here again if I could repeat life. The people here are friendly and educated. Waterford has the ability to remain a "best kept secret" for rural living. There are many lakes for swimming, ice skating, and fishing. There's myriad mountains and hills to climb with varying lengths, like Hawk Mountain, which is a short, easy hike. As compared to the rest of the country Maine itself is a high ranking state, and Waterford is even better if you like listening to the crickets and seeing moose in your driveway!
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I love that Waterford is a quiet, peaceful town. I appreciate the local mountain hiking trails, park, library, ponds, and rope-swing, along with nearby downhill skiing mountain. I wish that Waterford had more scheduled activities for young children after school, aside from the Waterford Elementary Recreational program.
There is hardly any crime in Waterford. Waterford is a very safe town encompassing a small park for children and bike trails. The police are not often visible, however you'll see them driving by occasionally. High school parties in the woods or fields is the worst of the potential crime in Waterford.