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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Waterford is approximately 8,812 (2006), 8456 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,080 (2000), 2458 (2010).
The amount of land area in Waterford is 3.64 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Waterford is 1.60 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.024 sq kilometers.
The distance from Waterford to Washington DC is 2483 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 71 miles. (as the crow flies)
Waterford is positioned 37.64 degrees north of the equator and 120.76 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Waterford elevation is 165 feet above sea level.
Waterford per capita income is $ 13,933 (2000).
Waterford median income is $ 46,600 (2005).
The Waterford median home price is $ 279,200 (2005).


in the central valley of California about 11 miles from Turlock and about 43 miles from Stockton. Other nearby communities include Hickman, Hughson, Denair, Empire, Oakdale, East Oakdale and Keyes.
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History & History Related Items

When the community first began in 1857, it was known as Bakersville after a local resident, William W. Baker. They quickly learned that their name, Bakersville, and the larger town of Bakersfield were being confused, so they needed to change their name. Given its location on the Tuolumne River with no bridge crossing, the local ford of the river there was well known. Hence, in 1870, the name of Waterford was created for the new name.
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Waterford is home to a most unusual attraction known as the Cup Tree. This tree has also been called the Mug Tree. The owner says there are over 2,500 cups attached to the tree.

Waterford Historical Museum and Visitors Center
Open the first and third Saturday of every month, 11-2 pm
12308 Bentley St.
Waterford, Ca. 95386
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Waterford City Government

City of Waterford
312 E Street
P.O. Box 199
Waterford, Ca 95386
Phone: 209-874-2328

Waterford Chamber

Waterford Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 209-874-2328

Waterford Organizations

Waterford Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 209-874-2328

Waterford Schools

Waterford Unified School District Waterford


The population of Waterford was:
1980 - 2,683
1990 - 4,771
1995 - 6,300
1997 - 6,475
1998 - 6,525
2000 - 6,924
2005 - 7,500
2006 - 8,812

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 1,548
2000 - 2,080

Median age:
2000 - 28.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 39,286
2005 - $ 279,200

Median house value:
2000 - $ 100,800
2005 - $ 279,200

Waterford is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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