Waterville is a town in and the county seat of Douglas County, Washington, United States which is known for its wheat industry. Take a look below for 10 fun and interesting facts about Waterville, Washington, United States.
1. It is part of the Wenatchee-East Wenatchee metropolitan area.
2. The population was 1,138 at the 2010 census.
3. Waterville is located at 47°38′52″N 120°4′22″W (47.647889, −120.072779).
4. 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.
5. Like most of Eastern Washington, Waterville experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold, moist winters and hot, dry summers.
6. At 2,625 ft (800 m), Waterville has the highest elevation of any incorporated city or town in Washington.
7. As of the census 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).
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.