Waterville, Washington

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Waterville
Waterville, Washington, United States of America
Downtown Waterville pictured in 2018
Downtown Waterville pictured in 2018
Location of Waterville, Washington
Location of Waterville, Washington
Coordinates: 47°38′52″N 120°4′22″W / 47.64778°N 120.07278°W / 47.64778; -120.07278Coordinates: 47°38′52″N 120°4′22″W / 47.64778°N 120.07278°W / 47.64778; -120.07278
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyDouglas
Area
 • Total0.86 sq mi (2.24 km2)
 • Land0.86 sq mi (2.24 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,625 ft (800 m)
Population
 • Total1,138
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
1,198
 • Density1,384.97/sq mi (534.64/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98858
Area code509
FIPS code53-76510
GNIS feature ID1527848[4]
WebsiteTown of Waterville

Waterville is a town in and the county seat of Douglas County,[5] Washington, United States which is known for its wheat industry, it is part of the Wenatchee-East Wenatchee metropolitan area. The population was 1,138 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Truck in front of a wheat field near Waterville

Waterville is located at 47°38′52″N 120°4′22″W / 47.64778°N 120.07278°W / 47.64778; -120.07278 (47.647889, −120.072779).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2), all of it land.[7]

Waterville experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold, moist winters and hot, dry summers.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890293
190048264.5%
191095097.1%
19201,19826.1%
1930856−28.5%
19409399.7%
19501,0137.9%
19601,0130.0%
1970919−9.3%
1980908−1.2%
19909959.6%
20001,16316.9%
20101,138−2.1%
Est. 20171,198[3]5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2015 Estimate[9]

2010 census[edit]

Waterville during a snow storm.

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,138 people, 449 households, and 316 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,308.0 inhabitants per square mile (505.0/km2). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 554.0 per square mile (213.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.5% White, 1.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.8% of the population.

There were 449 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the town was 43.3 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,163 people, 433 households, and 314 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,365.4 people per square mile (528.3/km²). There were 481 housing units at an average density of 564.7 per square mile (218.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.11% White, 1.03% African American, 1.12% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 6.10% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 8.77% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 443 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 28.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $47,386. Males had a median income of $35,375 versus $23,375 for females; the per capita income for the town was $18,880. About 5.0% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

Climate data for Waterville, Washington
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 66
(19)
59
(15)
74
(23)
88
(31)
96
(36)
102
(39)
105
(41)
104
(40)
97
(36)
84
(29)
68
(20)
56
(13)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 30.3
(−0.9)
36.1
(2.3)
45.7
(7.6)
57.1
(13.9)
66.2
(19.0)
73.5
(23.1)
82.7
(28.2)
81.6
(27.6)
72.0
(22.2)
58.3
(14.6)
41.1
(5.1)
31.9
(−0.1)
56.4
(13.6)
Average low °F (°C) 14.8
(−9.6)
18.9
(−7.3)
26.7
(−2.9)
34.1
(1.2)
41.0
(5.0)
47.0
(8.3)
52.5
(11.4)
52.3
(11.3)
44.6
(7.0)
34.9
(1.6)
25.1
(−3.8)
17.6
(−8.0)
34.1
(1.2)
Record low °F (°C) −30
(−34)
−25
(−32)
−10
(−23)
11
(−12)
16
(−9)
29
(−2)
32
(0)
29
(−2)
15
(−9)
4
(−16)
−21
(−29)
−33
(−36)
−33
(−36)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.44
(37)
1.10
(28)
0.82
(21)
0.69
(18)
0.96
(24)
0.93
(24)
0.39
(9.9)
0.49
(12)
0.53
(13)
0.75
(19)
1.49
(38)
1.69
(43)
11.28
(286.9)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 11.4
(29)
8.2
(21)
3.4
(8.6)
0.7
(1.8)
trace 0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
trace 0.4
(1.0)
6.6
(17)
14.0
(36)
44.9
(114)
Source: [10]

Education[edit]

Waterville School District operates the town's public school.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  9. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "WATERVILLE, WASHINGTON (459012)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved March 22, 2018.

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