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Waterford, By The Numbers

Every number you would ever want to know for Waterford, The 2012 Edition.

Recently, the town finished its comprehensive annual fiscal report. Now, before you instantly fall asleep on your keyboard, this document actually provides a plethora of interesting facts and numbers. Here are some of them.

All numbers are derived from the report, and reflect the 2012 fiscal year (July 2011 to June 2012), unless otherwise noted.

*all statistics refer to the Town of Waterford

Demographics

Population

2012- 19,517

2011- 19,517

2010- 18,897

2009- 18,775

2008- 18,775

…2000 – 18,638

Median Age

2012- 50

2011- 45

2010- 45

2009- 45

2008- 44

2007- 44

School Enrollment

2012- 2,967

2011- 3,021

2010- 3,010

2009- 3,027

2008- 3,109

Business

Top Taxpayers (taxable assessed value)

1. Dominion Nuclear Powerstation– $1,108,715,000

2. Crystal Mall Associates- $88,427,000

3. Connecticut Light & Power- $45,795,000

4. Centro GA CMBS T12 LLC- $30,951,000

5. Chase Crossroads & Waterford Plaza One LLC- $30,655,000

6. Wal Mart Stores, Inc- $19,777,000

8. Sonalyst- $13,165,000

9. Health Care REIT & OLSL LLC- $13,165,000

Mill Rate

2012- 18.79

2011- 18.04

2010- 16.86

2009- 16.86

Unemployment Rate

2012 - 8.1 percent

2011 – 8.6 percent

2010 - 8 percent

2009 - 7.2 percent

2008 - 5.5 percent

2007 - 4.3 percent

….2001 – 1.9 percent

Per Capita Income

2012- $37,690

2011- $36,626

Largest Employers (total employees, and percent of Waterford’s workforce)

Dominion Nuclear – 1,650, 17.02 percent

Town of Waterford – 673, 6.94 percent

Sonalyst – 275, 2.84 percent

Sears – 260, 2.68 percent

Bayview Health Center – 225, 2.32 percent

Home Depot – 186, 1.92 percent

Lowe’s Home Improvement – 182, 1.88 percent

Target Stores – 178, 1.84 percent

Building Permits Issued

2012- 17

2011 - 13

2010 – 13

2009 – 23

2008 – 58

2007 – 56

2006 – 61

2005 – 52

2004 – 62

2003- 79

2002 – 81

2001 – 87

Government

Full-Time Equivalent Government Employees, 2012, 2011, 2003 (respectively)

General Government – 93, 95... 96

Police – 56, 56... 56

Fire – 15, 15... 25

Refuse Collection – 5, 5... 5

Other Public Works – 28, 32... 34

Recreation and Parks – 13, 14... 15

Library – 23, 24... 31

Education – 440, 466... 479

Total – 673, 707... 741

Police

Physical Arrests by Waterford Police

2012 - 1,283

2011 – 1,861

2010 – 1,690

2009 – 1,172

2008 – 1,174

2007 – 645

Parking Violations by Waterford Police

2012 - 54

2011 - 120

2010 – 233

2009 – 267

2008 – 196

2007 – 338

Traffic Violations by Waterford Police

2012 - 4,431

2011 – 4,371

2010 - 6,423

2009 – 6,473

2008 – 4,743

2007 – 2,174

Fire

Fires Extinguished, Emergency Responses, respectively

2012 - 53; 3,297

2011 – 62; 3,520

2010 – 69; 3,892

2009 – 57; 3,484

2008 – 65; 3,793

2007 – 92; 3,493

Public Works

In 2012, 44 tons of refuse (trash) was collected per day on average in Waterford, and nine tons of recyclables. In 2010, 66 tons of refuse was collected per day on average and six tons of recyclables. Why the change? Most likely because of this program.

In 2012, eight miles of road was resurfaced, and 400 potholes were repaired.

Overall, there is 120.89 miles of road in Waterford, 60.77 miles of storm drains and 109 miles of water mains.

Library

Volumes In Collection

2012 - 86,150

2011 – 85,430

2010 – 84,067

2009 – 84,590

2008 – 84,104

2007 – 83,850

…2002 – 106,680

Total Volumes Borrowed

2012 - 231,572

2011 – 234,774

2010 – 240,012

2009 – 235,206

2008 – 224,564

2007 – 222,110

Recreation

As of 2012, there were 549.65 acres of town parks, 14 baseball or softball fields and 10 soccer fields.

To see the 2011 statistics, click here.

Marsha Crosby December 28, 2012 at 04:27 PM
You're right Paul - very interesting! Thanks :-)

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