Waterbury, Connecticut Population 2021

106,458
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Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 106,458, it is the 5th largest city in Connecticut (after , , , and ) and the 291st largest city in the United States . Waterbury is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually and its population has decreased by -3.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 110,366 in 2010. Waterbury reached it's highest population of 110,350 in 2010. Spanning over 29 miles, Waterbury has a population density of 3,732 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waterbury is $57,747 with a poverty rate of 23.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $969 per month, and the median house value is $130,700. 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 Waterbury was:

  • White: 60.91%
  • Black or African American: 21.70%
  • Other race: 10.30%
  • Two or more races: 4.49%
  • Asian: 2.37%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Waterbury, Connecticut is 106,458 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 108,123.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 110,366.

Waterbury, Connecticut Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White65,95060.91%
Black or African American23,50021.70%
Some Other Race11,14810.30%
Two or More Races4,8644.49%
Asian2,5622.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native2100.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.04%
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Waterbury Population by Race

Waterbury Population Pyramid $2021

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Waterbury Median Age

34.8


Total

33.1


Male

36.6


Female

Waterbury Adults

There are 81,559 adults, (14,426 of whom are seniors) in Waterbury.

Waterbury Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Waterbury Sex Ratio

Female

56,371

52.06%

Male

51,905

47.94%

Waterbury Population by Age

Waterbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waterbury Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.1%36.9%
All41.4%58.6%
Male35.8%64.2%
Non Family34.5%65.5%
Female25%75%

41.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waterbury Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All40,9372.641.4
Non Family16,1541.2134.5
Married12,9363.4263.1
Female9,4583.6125
Male2,3893.5235.8

3.35

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Waterbury Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,3008.94%
9th to 12th Grade8,05011.43%
High School Graduate26,38037.44%
Some College13,88919.71%
Associates Degree4,7426.73%
Bachelors Degree6,7849.63%
Graduate Degree4,3086.11%
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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
White31,67827,6446,840
Hispanic22,06114,6631,766
Black14,40612,0811,520
Other Race6,7024,325343
2+ Races2,0931,755537
Asian1,6581,211633
Native American14161
Islander208

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.18%.

Waterbury Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,057$40,349$30,905
Less Than 9th Grade$25,007$26,540$21,593
High School Graduate$31,164$35,475$26,655
Some College$35,729$41,679$31,699
Bachelors Degree$51,739$54,359$45,049
Graduate Degree$62,661$76,574$60,051

$35,057

Average Earnings

$40,349

Average Male

$30,905

Average Female

Waterbury Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waterbury Language by Age

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Waterbury Language

61.55% of Waterbury residents speak only English, while 38.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.30% of the population.

Waterbury Language

Waterbury Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic40,05213,18932.93%
White39,9935,81914.55%
Black23,1225,61224.27%
Other11,0263,45031.29%
Multiple4,80598520.50%
Asian2,52443917.39%
Native20310451.23%

23.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.04%

Male Poverty Rate

24.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waterbury

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waterbury is Native, with 51.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waterbury is White, with 14.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.69%.

Waterbury Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.18%
High School19.46%
Some College13.89%
Bachelors or Greater6.85%

Waterbury Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.39%
Male Unemployed44.32%
Female Employed11.58%
Male Employed5.50%

Waterbury Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waterbury Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,401$57,747
Families$52,884$66,761
Married Families$71,407$85,598
Non Families$29,119$39,693
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Income by Household Type

Waterbury Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.3%

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 55-64.

Waterbury Marital Status by Race

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Waterbury Marital Status

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3,126

Number of Veterans

2,772

Male Veterans

354

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam863
Second Gulf War545
First Gulf War438
Korea352
World War II110

Waterbury Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+937
35 to 54681
65 to 74630
55 to 64565
18 to 34313

Waterbury Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4164.65%
Black5052.99%
Hispanic3951.47%
Other Race991.26%
2+ Races943.53%
Native American127.06%

Waterbury Veterans by Race

Waterbury Veterans by Education

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9.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waterbury Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

9.6%

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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55.68%

Born in Waterbury

83.36%

Native Born

16.64%

Foreign Born

8.10%

Non Citizen

8.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.36% of Waterbury residents were born in the United States, with 55.68% having been born in Connecticut. 8.10% 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

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

Waterbury Population by Year