Waterbury, CT

108,269 Population
28.5 square miles 3,795.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
3.0%
was 3.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in CT
Population Density
3,795.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.0%
was 47.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
17.2%
was 18.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in CT
Percent Under 18
25.4%
was 24.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in CT
Percent 65 and Over
11.6%
was 12.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in CT

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
7.5
was 9.3
Ranked 15th Lowest in CT
Percent Living in Poverty
21.9%
was 27.3%
Ranked 5th Lowest in CT
Median Household Income
$39,681
was $37,877
Ranked 6th Highest in CT
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.5
48.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.7
was 4.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
428.3
was 373.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,148.8
was 4,223.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
44,531
was 47,171
Ranked 5th Highest in CT
Median Rent
$932
was $913
Ranked 7th Highest in CT
Total Building Permits
34
was 62
 
Occupied Housing Units
38,372
was 39,441
 
Homeownership Rate
38.9%
was 43.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in CT
Single Family Building Permits
34
was 15
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,561.1
was 1,653.7
Ranked 6th Highest in CT
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.8%
was 25.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in CT
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 47
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.7
Ranked 2nd Highest in CT
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.7
was 1.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.3
was 0.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.6%
was 97.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in CT
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in CT
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in CT

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
78.1%
was 77.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in CT
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.3%
was 13.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in CT

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