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Waterville, Washington

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Welcome to Waterville ...

The town of Waterville is located in Douglas County<1> and is the County Seat for Douglas County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waterville has a population of 1,211 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Waterville.

Waterville is 2,620 feet [799 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Waterville is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Waterville lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Waterville is located in the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Waterville: 98801<4>

Websites for Waterville ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waterville had an population of 1,211 people. This is an increase of 6.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waterville had a population of 1,138 people. This makes Waterville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Waterville represents 0.02% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 191st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,138 people, the population of Waterville decreased 2.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,163 people).

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

Communities Also Named Waterville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Waterville - they are located in Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maine, Massachusetts (2), Minnesota, New Brunswick (2), New Hampshire, New York (4), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania (3), Quebec (2), Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Waterville ...

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

  • Wenatchee [Chelan County]
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    • Wenatchee [Chelan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Waterville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,219 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wenatchee<6>
  • East Wenatchee [Douglas County]
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    • East Wenatchee [Douglas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Waterville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,012 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Wenatchee<6>
  • Chelan [Chelan County]
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    • Chelan [Chelan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Waterville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,245 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chelan<6>
  • Rock Island [Douglas County]
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    • Rock Island [Douglas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Waterville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,310 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Island<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Entiat [Chelan County]
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      • Entiat [Chelan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Waterville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,287 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Entiat<6>
    • Orondo [Douglas County]
    • Chelan Falls [Chelan County]
    • Withrow [Douglas County]
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      • Withrow [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Waterville
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    • Beebe [Douglas County]
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      • Beebe [Douglas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Waterville
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    • Ardenvoir [Chelan County]

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 Waterville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waterville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waterville. 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 Waterville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waterville. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Waterville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waterville ...

Looking for more information about Waterville? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waterville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waterville.

Adding Waterville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Waterville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Waterville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waterville on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Douglas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waterville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waterville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Waterville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waterville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 from Point A (ie- Waterville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waterville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WatervilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6474, Longitude: -120.0715    
<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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