Waterbury, CT

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2022 Population
114,480
0.613% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
1.61% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
21.9%
1.16% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,451
5.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$162,800
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
50,700
0.408% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Waterbury, CT had a population of 114k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $51,451. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Waterbury, CT grew from 113,783 to 114,480, a 0.613% increase and its median household income grew from $48,787 to $51,451, a 5.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waterbury, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (30.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.5%), White (Hispanic) (14.4%), Other (Hispanic) (11.8%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (6.8%).

None of the households in Waterbury, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.7% of the residents in Waterbury, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Waterbury, CT are Post University (3,023 degrees awarded in 2022) and Naugatuck Valley Community College (809 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Waterbury, CT was $162,800, and the homeownership rate was 43.8%.

Most people in Waterbury, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Waterbury, CT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Waterbury, CT is home to a population of 114k people, from which 90.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 18.1% of Waterbury, CT residents were born outside of the country (20.7k people).

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.8k people) in Waterbury, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.7%
2022 Citizenship
91.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.7% of Waterbury, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Waterbury, CT was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Waterbury, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.8k ± 1.77k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    29.2k ± 1.83k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    16.5k ± 1.96k
35.9%
Hispanic Population
41.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.8k people) in Waterbury, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35.9% of the people in Waterbury, CT are hispanic (41.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Jamaica
    41,700 ± 4,984 people
  2. India
    40,990 ± 4,942 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    28,698 ± 4,143 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was Jamaica, the natal country of 41,700 Connecticut residents, followed by India with 40,990 and Dominican Republic with 28,698.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
20.7k people
17.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
20.2k people

As of 2022, 18.1% of Waterbury, CT residents (20.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waterbury, CT was 17.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,109 ± 291
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    832 ± 319
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    356 ± 162

Waterbury, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Waterbury, CT employs 50.7k people. The largest industries in Waterbury, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,880 people), Retail Trade (7,218 people), and Manufacturing (5,999 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($112,609), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($112,609), and Information ($70,485).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $78,304. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

50.7k
2022 Value
± 2,170
0.408%
1 Year growth
± 5.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Waterbury, CT grew at a rate of 0.408%, from 50.5k employees to 50.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waterbury, CT, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,487 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,473 people), and Production Occupations (4,258 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waterbury, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

50.7k
2022 Value
± 2,170
0.408%
1 Year growth
± 5.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Waterbury, CT grew at a rate of 0.408%, from 50.5k employees to 50.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waterbury, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,880 people), Retail Trade (7,218 people), and Manufacturing (5,999 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waterbury, CT, though some of these residents may live in Waterbury, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,793
Median earning men ± $2,314
$34,647
Median earning women ± $1,710

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($70,360), Public Administration ($69,732), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,052).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($112,609), Information ($70,586), and Public Administration ($59,798).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Connecticut went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Waterbury, CT awarded 3,914 degrees. The student population of Waterbury, CT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,598 male students and 15,832 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Waterbury, CT are White (1,777 and 45.7%), followed by Black or African American (631 and 16.2%), Hispanic or Latino (603 and 15.5%), and Two or More Races (446 and 11.5%).

The largest universities in Waterbury, CT by number of degrees awarded are Post University (3,023 and 77.2%) and Naugatuck Valley Community College (809 and 20.7%).

The most popular majors in Waterbury, CT are Nursing Administration (678 and 17.3%), General Business Administration & Management (478 and 12.2%), and General Business (231 and 5.9%).

The median tuition cost in Waterbury, CT for a public four year colleges is $15,672 for in-state students and $38,340 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Waterbury, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 97.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,430 (29.4% men and 70.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 22,430 students enrolled in Waterbury, CT, 29.4% men and 70.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,465 records, of which 70.4% were women and 29.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 96 degrees awarded
  2. 517 degrees awarded
  3. 307 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Waterbury, CT was General Human Services with 96 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,023 degrees awarded
  2. 809 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Post University with 3,023 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,191 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Waterbury, CT, which is 0.437 times less than the 2,723 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,777 degrees mean that there were 2.82 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 631 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($15,672) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($968) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.962% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (765k), Bachelors Degree (631k), and Some college (550k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waterbury, CT was $162,800 in 2022, which is 0.578 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,700 to $162,800, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Waterbury, CT is 43.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Waterbury, CT have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Waterbury, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$162,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,027
$20,151
Median Property Taxes
±$1,147

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Waterbury, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

43.8%
Homeownership
2022
60.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 43.8% of the housing units in Waterbury, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.6%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Waterbury, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$51,451
Median Household Income
± $1,652
46k
Number of Households
± 1,919

In 2022, the median household income of the 46k households in Waterbury, CT grew to $51,451 from the previous year's value of $48,787.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Waterbury, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2022 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2021 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2022, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0861% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.8%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.09%)

In 2022, 72.8% of workers in Waterbury, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who worked at home (6.09%).

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Commute Time

27.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waterbury, CT have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.68% of the workforce in Waterbury, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Waterbury, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Waterbury, CT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waterbury, CT (24.6k out of 112k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Waterbury, CT is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92% of the population of Waterbury, CT has health coverage, with 33.5% on employee plans, 41.4% on Medicaid, 9.2% on Medicare, 7.07% on non-group plans, and 0.892% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Haven County, CT see 1128 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.23% decrease from the previous year (1142 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1273 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 205 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,128 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Haven County, CT

Primary care physicians in New Haven County, CT see an average of 1,128 patients per year. This represents a 1.23% decrease from the previous year (1,142 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Haven County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 24.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.98%
Uninsured
33.5%
Employer Coverage
41.4%
Medicaid
9.2%
Medicare
7.07%
Non-Group
0.892%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waterbury, CT grew by 2.35% from 7.79% to 7.98%.

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