Waterbury, CT

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2020 Population
107,841
0.402% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.4
4.6% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
21.3%
8.92% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$46,329
9.26% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$132,700
1.53% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
47,324
0.992% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Waterbury, CT had a population of 108k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $46,329. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Waterbury, CT declined from 108,276 to 107,841, a −0.402% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,401 to $46,329, a 9.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waterbury, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (38.9%), White (Hispanic) (20.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.9%), Other (Hispanic) (10.9%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.32%).

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.

91.8% of the residents in Waterbury, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Waterbury, CT are Post University (1,883 degrees awarded in 2020), Naugatuck Valley Community College (1,030 degrees), and Stone Academy-Waterbury (64 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Waterbury, CT was $132,700, and the homeownership rate was 45%.

Most people in Waterbury, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Waterbury, CT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Waterbury, CT is home to a population of 108k people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 16.8% of Waterbury, CT residents were born outside of the country (18.2k people).

In 2020, there were 1.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42k people) in Waterbury, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.2k White (Hispanic) and 20.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.8%
2020 Citizenship
91.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.8% of Waterbury, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Waterbury, CT was 91.9%, 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)
    42k ± 1.95k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    22.2k ± 2.06k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    20.4k ± 1.67k
36.6%
Hispanic Population
39.5k people

In 2020, there were 1.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42k people) in Waterbury, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.2k White (Hispanic) and 20.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

36.6% of the people in Waterbury, CT are hispanic (39.5k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    43,218 ± 5,073 people
  2. Jamaica
    38,363 ± 4,783 people
  3. Mexico
    27,422 ± 4,050 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 43,218 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 38,363 and Mexico with 27,422.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
18.2k people
16.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
18k people

As of 2020, 16.8% of Waterbury, CT residents (18.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waterbury, CT was 16.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    880 ± 165
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    660 ± 225
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    324 ± 131

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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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Waterbury, CT employs 47.3k people. The largest industries in Waterbury, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,227 people), Retail Trade (6,347 people), and Manufacturing (6,326 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($60,000), Finance & Insurance ($54,802), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,692).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,821. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

47.3k
2020 Value
± 1,976
0.992%
1 Year growth
± 5.44%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Waterbury, CT grew at a rate of 0.992%, from 46.9k employees to 47.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waterbury, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,571 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,844 people), and Production Occupations (4,604 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

47.3k
2020 Value
± 1,976
0.992%
1 Year growth
± 5.44%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Waterbury, CT grew at a rate of 0.992%, from 46.9k employees to 47.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waterbury, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,227 people), Retail Trade (6,347 people), and Manufacturing (6,326 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

$38,760
Median earning men ± $2,100
$31,318
Median earning women ± $1,304

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($64,338), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,579), and Wholesale Trade ($48,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($58,459), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,313), and Wholesale Trade ($34,779).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23B
  2. $17.5B
  3. $13.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($17.5B) and Pharmaceuticals ($13.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$192B
2020 Value in Connecticut
$344B
Projected 2050 Value in Connecticut
79.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $192B. This is expected to increase 79.4% to $344B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $33.8B
  2. $20.1B
  3. $8B

In 2020, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $33.8B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.1B and New Jersey and $8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Connecticut over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Waterbury, CT awarded 3,055 degrees. The student population of Waterbury, CT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,061 male students and 14,088 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Waterbury, CT are White (1,300 and 43.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (422 and 14.1%), Two or More Races (417 and 14%), and Black or African American (397 and 13.3%).

The largest universities in Waterbury, CT by number of degrees awarded are Post University (1,883 and 61.6%), Naugatuck Valley Community College (1,030 and 33.7%), and Stone Academy-Waterbury (64 and 2.09%).

The most popular majors in Waterbury, CT are General Business Administration & Management (576 and 18.9%), General Business (203 and 6.64%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (190 and 6.22%).

The median tuition cost in Waterbury, CT for a public four year colleges is $14,406 for in-state students and $37,074 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2020 in Waterbury, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 20,149 (30.1% men and 69.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 20,149 students enrolled in Waterbury, CT, 30.1% men and 69.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,196 records, of which 68.7% were women and 31.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 106 degree-majors awarded
  2. 158 degree-majors awarded
  3. 133 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Waterbury, CT was Registered Nursing with 106 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Waterbury, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,883 degrees awarded
  2. 1,030 degrees awarded
  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Post University with 1,883 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 1,346 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Waterbury, CT, which is 0.788 times less than the 1,709 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,300 degrees mean that there were 3.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 422 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($15,258) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($840) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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 2020, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.745% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (772k), Bachelors Degree (604k), and Some college (553k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Waterbury, CT was $132,700 in 2020, which is 0.577 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $130,700 to $132,700, a 1.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Waterbury, CT is 45%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Waterbury, CT have an average commute time of 25.8 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.

Median household income in Waterbury, CT is $46,329. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Waterbury, CT was Census Tract 3519 with a value of $86,575, followed by Census Tract 3520 and Census Tract 3516.02, with respective values of $78,681 and $70,049.

Property

$132,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,802
$18,976
Median Property Taxes
±$1,092

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Waterbury, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

45%
Homeownership
2020
60%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 45% of the housing units in Waterbury, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 41.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3519
  2. Census Tract 3520
  3. Census Tract 3516.02

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Waterbury, CT was Census Tract 3519 with a value of $86,575, followed by Census Tract 3520 and Census Tract 3516.02, with respective values of $78,681 and $70,049.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,329
Median Household Income
± $1,685
42.1k
Number of Households
± 1,744

In 2020, the median household income of the 42.1k households in Waterbury, CT grew to $46,329 from the previous year's value of $42,401.

The following chart displays the households in Waterbury, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Waterbury, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2020 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2019 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2020, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.345% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Public Transit (4.07%)

In 2020, 77.6% of workers in Waterbury, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (4.07%).

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waterbury, CT have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.3% 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

21.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waterbury, CT (22.6k out of 106k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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 White, followed by Hispanic 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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92.4% of the population of Waterbury, CT has health coverage, with 33.5% on employee plans, 40.7% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 7.2% on non-group plans, and 0.817% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Connecticut was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in New Haven County, CT see 1142 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.351% increase from the previous year (1138 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1251 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 218 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Connecticut, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,142 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 1,142 patients per year. This represents a 0.351% increase from the previous year (1,138 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Connecticut across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 23.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.58%
Uninsured
33.5%
Employer Coverage
40.7%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
7.2%
Non-Group
0.817%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waterbury, CT declined by 6.99% from 8.15% to 7.58%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Waterbury, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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