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Waterbury, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Waterbury is the 5th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 110,221 as of July 1, 2016. Waterbury ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waterbury is located at latitude 41.5585 and longitude -73.0367 in New Haven County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waterbury (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. New Haven County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 272 feet.

The City of Waterbury (GNIS ID: 2378294) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Waterbury is located within Town of Waterbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Haven County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterbury population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waterbury: Forest City, The Brass City.

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Waterbury, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 110,221
Population in Households 108,243
Population in Familes 85,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,978
Population Density1 3,864
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 42,160
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 26,554
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 48,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,586 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,574 (48.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,152 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $150,034
Average Home Value $163,930


Median Household Income $40,544
Average Household Income $55,835
Per Capita Income $21,777
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% 0.03%
Households -0.23% -0.09%
Families -0.26% -0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Waterbury, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterbury to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 97th
Population Density1 # 16 89th
Diversity Index2 # 6 96th
Median Household Income # 135 6th
Per Capita Income # 136 5th

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