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Demographics

General Information 

TYPE OF GOVERNMENT

Waterford Township is a Charter Township regulated by the Charter Township Act adopted by the State Legislature in 1947.  The seven-member Board of Trustees consists of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and four elected Trustees.  Term of office is four years.  The open meeting of the Board of Trustees is held every second and fourth Monday at 6:00 p.m. at Township Hall Auditorium, 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan.   If a legal holiday falls on a second or fourth Monday, the open meeting will be held on the Wednesday immediately following the holiday.  All meeting agendas are published in the newspaper the weekend prior to the meeting and are also available on-line the Friday prior to the meeting. 

DEMOGRAPHICS
 

Location:
  • The center of Oakland County with neighboring communities such as the City of Pontiac, Village of Clarkston and Keego Harbor and White Lake and West Bloomfield Townships.
  • Thirty (30) miles northwest of Detroit and only a forty-five (45) minute drive from either Flint or Detroit.
Area:
  • The total area of Waterford Township is 35.3 square miles.
Land Use (SEMCOG):

2000

2008

  • 51% Residential
  • 6% Commercial
  • 2% Industrial
  • 5% Institutional
  • 3% Transportation, Communications, Utilities
  • 2% Recreation
  • 17% Cultivated, Woodland, Shrub, and Wetlands
  • 13% Water
  • 1% Barren and Extractive
  • 48% Residential
  • 8% Commercial
  • 2% Industrial
  • 7% Institutional
  • 12% Transportation, Communications, Utilities
  • 3% Recreation
  • 17% Cultivated, Woodland, Shrub, and Wetlands
  • 14% Water
  • 1% Barren and Extractive
Lakes:
  • There are 34 lakes in Waterford Township.
  • There are over 400 lakes in Oakland County.
Transportation:
  • I-75
  • US 10 (Telegraph)
  • US 24 (Dixie Highway)
  • M-59 (Highland Road & West Huron)
  • Oakland County International Airport
  • Detroit Metro Airport
  • Flint Bishop Airport
  • Grand Trunk Western Railroad
  • Greyhound-Regional
Oakland International Airport, 2011:
  • 800+ airplanes based at Oakland International Airport.
  • There were approximately 119,342 takeoffs and landings.
Road Mileage, 2009:
  • 15 miles of State highways
  • 62.09 miles of primary roads
  • 4.07 miles of local roads
  • 212.90 miles of subdivision roads
Climate (The Weather Channel):
  • Warmest Month: July
  • Avg. Daily Temperature for July: 72° F
  • Coldest Month: January
  • Avg. Daily Temperature for February: 23° F
  • Average Yearly Precipitation: 30.03 Inches
State Equalized Valuation, 2011:
  • $2,050,367,380 Assessed Value
  • $1,996,102,460 Taxable Value
Population, 2010 Census:
  • 71,707 persons
Median Age, 2010 Census:
  • 39.1 years
Total Births, 2009 (MI Community Health):
  • 914 Births
Total Deaths, 2009 (MI Community Health):
  • 622 Deaths
Number of Households, 2010 Census:
  • 29,612 households
Persons per Household, 2010 Census:
  • 2.40 persons
Persons per Family, 2010 Census:
  • 2.99 persons
Median Household Income, 2010 Census:
  • $57,949 (In 2010 Inflation adjusted dollars)
Population Density:
  • 3.24 persons per acre
Housing (Price Range), 2011 per Assessor:
  • $75,000 - $1,000,000
Housing Units, 2010 Census:
  • 32,097 Units
Building Permits Issued, 2011:
  • 7 Single-Family Homes
  • 152 Additions & Alterations-Residential
  • 17 Garages
  • 8 Swimming Pools
  • 0 Condominium Units
  • 1 New Commercial Constructions
  • 55 Commercial Additions & Alterations
  • 55 Signs
  • 19 Demolitions
Principal Residence Exemption, 2011:  Per thousand dollars of assessed value.
  • $32.4391 Waterford School District
  • $28.8391 Pontiac School District
  • $33.5891 Clarkston School District
     
Utilities:
Public Service:
  • 48 Sworn Full-time Police Officers
  • 57 Full-time Firefighters
  • 27 Volunteer Firefighters
  • 148 Other Full-time Township Employees
Schools:
  • 13 Elementary Schools
  • 3 Middle Schools
  • 3 High Schools
  • 1 Community College
Bike Paths:
  • Approximately 50 miles

Cable Commission 

The Cable Commission monitors franchise compliance with the cable company, resolves disputes arising between subscribers and the cable company, encourages the use and viewing of the community channels, and evaluates the cable system and makes recommendations to the Township Board.  If you have an unresolved complaint regarding your cable service please call Janet Christian, Cable Coordinator (248) 674-6242.  For billing or service requests, please call Comcast Cable Company (877) 842-6622.

Waterford is a great community for raising a family as well as doing business.