Waterville, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waterville, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Waterville had a population of 689 as of July 1, 2017. Waterville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waterville is located at latitude 39.6922 and longitude -96.7468 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waterville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,175 feet.

The City of Waterville (GNIS ID: 2397214) 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 Marshall 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, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 689
Daytime Population: Workers 117
Daytime Population: Residents 353
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 470
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 689
Population in Familes 565
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,417
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $46,964
Average Household Income $58,310
Per Capita Income $25,297


Total Housing Units 341 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $81,915
Average Home Value $120,833


Total Households 299
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 196
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 0.18% -0.12%
Households 0.23% -0.07%
Families 0.28% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Waterville, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterville to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 253 62nd
Population Density # 130 81st
Diversity Index # 606 10th
Median Household Income # 402 40th
Per Capita Income # 388 42nd

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