Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$27,165$28,473$29,829
Median household income$39,722$50,826$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,075$61,950$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,645$28,066$35,192
Median earnings male$30,096$34,117$36,919
Median earnings female$21,421$25,068$26,250
Unemployment rate2.0%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level24.6%13.5%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Waterville is 9% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Waterville is 28% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Waterville is 57% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Waterville is 63% higher than the national average

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      $26,478 $39,722 $79,444
      $33,880 $50,826 $101,652
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Waterville median earnings by income bracket

      Waterville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.4%9.4%
      Manufacturing sector9.1%9.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%0.9%
      Wholesale & retail services19.9%19.9%
      Public administration3.3%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.5%2.5%
      Education, health & social services31.9%31.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Clinton, ME1,227$65,00017.5%
      Winslow, ME4,908$46,81815.4%
      Oakland, ME2,324$42,71722.8%
      Norridgewock, ME1,272$42,03924.0%
      Fairfield, ME2,298$28,00049.4%
      Waterville, ME16,623$39,72228.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Camp Pendleton South, CA16,618$51,9606.1%
      Ham Lake, MN16,630$99,73680.3%
      Dallas, OR16,612$58,3985.6%
      McKinleyville, CA16,645$54,6971.1%
      Madison, NJ16,647$157,188184.1%
      Waterville, ME16,623$39,72228.2%
      Source: The Waterville, ME employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).