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The City of Waterville had a population of 5,602 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Waterville is located at latitude 41.5009 and longitude -83.7183 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waterville encompass a land area of 4.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Lucas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Waterville has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Waterville is located within Township of Waterville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lucas County.

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Waterville, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 5,602 (100%)
Population in Households 5,515 (98.4%)
Population in Families 4,821 (86.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 87 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 1,101
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $89,207
Average Household Income $102,334
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $39,110
Wealth Index5 119


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,854 (84.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $219,966
Average Home Value $221,346
Housing Affordability Index3 203


Total Households 2,152
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,618
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.11% -0.08%
Households 0.36% 0.06%
Families 0.28% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
Owner Occupied HU   0.2%

Waterville, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterville to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 271 78th
Population Density # 676 44th
Median Household Income # 111 91st
Housing Affordability Index # 576 47th
Per Capita Income # 173 86th
Diversity Index # 498 59th

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