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Welcome to Waterford ...

The Town of Waterford is located in Saratoga County<1>.

The location of Waterford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Waterford has a population of 8,447 people<3> (see below for details).

Waterford is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Waterford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Waterford: (518)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waterford had an population of 8,447 people. This is an increase of 0.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Waterford had a population of 8,423 people. This makes Waterford the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Waterford represents 0.04% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 291st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,423 people, the population of Waterford decreased 1.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,515 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Waterford.

Communities Also Named Waterford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Waterford - they are located in Connecticut, Vermont and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waterford.

Communities near Waterford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waterford.

  • Albany [Albany County]
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    • Albany [Albany County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Waterford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,429 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<6>
  • Colonie [Albany County]
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    • Colonie [Albany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Waterford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,128 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonie
  • Schenectady [Schenectady County]
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    • Schenectady [Schenectady County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Waterford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schenectady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schenectady<6>
  • Clifton Park [Saratoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Park
    • Clifton Park [Saratoga County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Waterford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,240 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Guilderland [Albany County]
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      • Guilderland [Albany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Waterford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilderland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bethlehem [Albany County]
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      • Bethlehem [Albany County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Waterford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,808 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethlehem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rotterdam [Schenectady County]
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      • Rotterdam [Schenectady County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Waterford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rotterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rotterdam
    • Glenville [Schenectady County]
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      • Glenville [Schenectady County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Waterford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Saratoga Springs [Saratoga County]
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      • Saratoga Springs [Saratoga County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Waterford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga Springs<6>
    • Niskayuna [Schenectady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niskayuna
      • Niskayuna [Schenectady County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Waterford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niskayuna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niskayuna

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waterford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waterford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waterford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waterford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waterford. See our Newspapers Page for Waterford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waterford ...

Looking for more information about Waterford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Waterford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Waterford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waterford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saratoga County: www.co.saratoga.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Saratoga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waterford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waterford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waterford) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waterford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaterfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8070, Longitude: -73.6896       In this case, the coordinates for Waterford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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