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Waterbury, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Waterbury is the 5th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 110,768 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.5582 and longitude -73.0515 in New Haven County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waterbury 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.

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

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Waterbury, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Waterbury, CT Housing Affordability Index is 112
State of Connecticut Housing Affordability Index is 111
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Waterbury, CT Wealth Index is 53
State of Connecticut Wealth Index is 142
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 110,768
Population in Households 108,822
Population in Families 85,539
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,946
Population Density 3,884
Diversity Index1 83
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,185
Average Household Income $60,084
Per Capita Income $23,073
Wealth Index3 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 48,375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,463 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,931 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,981 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $134,997
Housing Affordability Index2 112
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 42,394
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 26,513
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.04% 0.04%
Households -0.09% -0.03%
Families -0.19% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Waterbury, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterbury to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 16 90th
Diversity Index # 5 97th
Median Household Income # 134 7th
Per Capita Income # 137 5th

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