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Income/capita 23%
Household income 41%
Unemployment 27%
IndexWatervilleMaineNational
Income per capita$23,095$28,473$29,829
Median household income$32,403$50,826$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,583$61,950$70,586
Median income renter occupied$16,951$28,066$35,192
Median earnings male$20,482$34,117$36,919
Median earnings female$16,811$25,068$26,250
Unemployment rate5.9%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level24.0%13.5%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Waterville is 23% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Waterville is 41% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Waterville is 27% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Waterville is 59% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $21,599$32,403$64,806
      City
      $33,880$50,826$101,652
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Waterville median earnings by income bracket

      Waterville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.8%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector6.9%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%3.3%
      Wholesale & retail services20.8%12.8%
      Public administration5.3%3.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%1.3%
      Education, health & social services23.5%49.4%
      Other24.4%25.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Clinton, ME1,078$49,33311%
      Norridgewock, ME1,158$46,11117%
      Winslow, ME7,636$43,24622%
      Fairfield, ME3,218$40,70426%
      Oakland, ME2,397$39,42329%
      Waterville, ME16,134$32,40341%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Dyer, IN16,133$78,04341%
      Calhoun, GA16,139$35,16036%
      Coos Bay, OR16,129$39,75028%
      Portland, TX16,144$59,1997%
      Eggertsville, NY16,145$67,89623%
      Waterville, ME16,134$32,40341%
      Source: The Waterville, ME employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).