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Waterville, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Waterville had a population of 5,297 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Waterville is located at latitude 41.5013 and longitude -83.7351 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waterville (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2400105) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Waterville, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,297
Daytime Population: Workers 1,553
Daytime Population: Residents 2,304
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,857
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 5,203
Population in Familes 4,570
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 1,130
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $75,323
Average Household Income $89,497
Per Capita Income $34,034


Total Housing Units 2,153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,692 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 316 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $198,578
Average Home Value $212,788


Total Households 2,008
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,522
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.57% -0.36%
Households -0.39% -0.25%
Families -0.39% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2017 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 # 279 77th
Population Density # 661 46th
Diversity Index # 504 58th
Median Household Income # 131 89th
Per Capita Income # 165 87th

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