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Waterville, Kansas
—  City  —
Waterville Opera House, built in 1904.
Location of Waterville, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°41′31″N 96°44′54″W / 39.69194°N 96.74833°W / 39.69194; -96.74833
Country United States
State Kansas
County Marshall
 - Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,178 ft (359 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 681
 - Density 1,351.1/sq mi (521.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66548
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-75950[1]
GNIS feature ID 0473159[2]

Waterville is a city in Marshall County, Kansas, United States. The population was 681 at the 2000 census.



Waterville is located at 39°41.5′N 96°45′W / 39.6917°N 96.75°W / 39.6917; -96.75.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 681 people, 292 households, and 190 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,351.1 people per square mile (525.9/km²). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 650.7/sq mi (253.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.50% White, 0.29% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 292 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,136, and the median income for a family was $38,472. Males had a median income of $29,107 versus $18,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,833. About 8.0% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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