Waterbury, Connecticut Population 2022

105,903
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Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County Connecticut. Waterbury has a 2020 population of 105,903. Waterbury is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually and its population has decreased by -4.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 110,350 in 2010.

The average household income in Waterbury is $57,747 with a poverty rate of 21.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $986 per month, and the median house value is $132,700. The median age in Waterbury is 34.8 years, 33.1 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Waterbury Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waterburywas:

  • White: 59.56%
  • Black or African American: 21.56%
  • Other race: 11.39%
  • Two or more races: 5.51%
  • Asian: 1.73%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Waterbury, Connecticut is 105,903 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 105,903.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 110,350.

Waterbury, Connecticut Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White64,22959.56%
Black or African American23,25521.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native2200.20%
Asian1,8661.73%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.04%
Some Other Race12,28511.39%
Two or More Races5,9445.51%
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Waterbury Population by Race

Waterbury Population Pyramid 2022

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Waterbury Median Age

36.4


Total

34.4


Male

39.1


Female

Waterbury Adults

There are 81,926 adults, (15,157 of whom are seniors) in Waterbury.

Waterbury Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Waterbury Sex Ratio

Female

55,847

51.79%

Male

51,994

48.21%

Waterbury Population by Age

Waterbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waterbury Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.5%33.5%
All45%55%
Male42.5%57.5%
Non Family37.7%62.3%
Female25.5%74.5%

45.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waterbury Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All42,1352.5145
Married13,9213.3166.5
Male2,6753.6442.5
Female8,6273.4625.5
Non Family16,9121.1937.7

3.27

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Waterbury Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,1798.62%
9th to 12th Grade7,83510.94%
High School Graduate26,53837.04%
Some College13,81919.29%
Associates Degree4,9996.98%
Bachelors Degree7,0909.90%
Graduate Degree5,1847.24%
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Waterbury Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waterbury Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,225849470
2+ Races3,1382,608776
White33,08628,6307,392
Black14,22011,8402,136
Hispanic22,03515,3961,928
Other Race7,4315,090432
Islander2311
Native American13538

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.37%.

Waterbury Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,956$40,455$31,746
Less Than 9th Grade$28,158$30,856$23,218
High School Graduate$31,687$37,002$27,390
Some College$35,497$40,692$31,102
Bachelors Degree$52,878$57,963$46,547
Graduate Degree$56,865$62,734$53,456

$35,956

Average Earnings

$40,455

Average Male

$31,746

Average Female

Waterbury Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waterbury Language by Age

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Waterbury Language

63.27% of Waterbury residents speak only English, while 36.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.23% of the population.

Waterbury Language

Waterbury Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2128741.04%
Hispanic39,09711,52229.47%
Black22,9005,16422.55%
Multiple5,9071,00316.98%
White41,0495,86114.28%
Asian1,82524013.15%
Other2,792NaN%

21.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.57%

Male Poverty Rate

22.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waterbury

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waterbury is Native, with 41.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waterbury is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.57%.

Waterbury Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.50%
High School19.74%
Some College13.36%
Bachelors or Greater7.31%

Waterbury Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.84%
Male Unemployed40.08%
Female Employed10.15%
Female Unemployed46.53%

Waterbury Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waterbury Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,329$61,667
Families$56,237$70,994
Married Families$73,387$88,922
Non Families$30,656$44,464
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Income by Household Type

Waterbury Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.9%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Waterbury Married by Age and Sex

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Waterbury Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Waterbury Marital Status by Race

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Waterbury Marital Status

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3,127

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War660
First Gulf War407
Vietnam890
Korea291
World War II60

Waterbury Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34297
35 to 54749
55 to 64656
65 to 74550
75+875

Waterbury Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4834.84%
Black4352.59%
Native American63.47%
Other Race1131.35%
2+ Races902.36%
Hispanic3191.22%

Waterbury Veterans by Race

Waterbury Veterans by Education

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9.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waterbury Veterans by Education

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Waterbury Employment by Age

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Waterbury Employment by Race

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Waterbury Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.47%

Born in Waterbury

83.17%

Native Born

16.83%

Foreign Born

8.20%

Non Citizen

8.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.17% of Waterbury residents were born in the United States, with 54.47% having been born in Connecticut. 8.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waterbury Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
186010,0040.00%
187010,8268220.79%
188017,8066,9805.10%
189028,64610,8404.87%
190045,85917,2134.82%
191073,14127,2824.78%
192091,71518,5742.29%
193099,9028,1870.86%
194099,314-588-0.06%
1950104,4775,1630.51%
1960107,1302,6530.25%
1970108,0339030.08%
1980103,266-4,767-0.45%
1990108,9615,6950.54%
2000107,271-1,690-0.16%
2010110,3503,0790.28%
2011110,074-276-0.25%
2012110,019-55-0.05%
2013109,733-286-0.26%
2014109,524-209-0.19%
2015108,993-531-0.48%
2016108,453-540-0.50%
2017108,277-176-0.16%
2018108,123-154-0.14%
2019107,568-555-0.51%
2020107,013-555-0.52%
2021106,458-555-0.52%
2022105,903-555-0.52%

Waterbury Population by Year