Waterbury, Connecticut Population 2020

107,701

Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 107,701, it is the 5th largest city in Connecticut (after Bridgeport, Stamford, New Haven, and Hartford) and the 289th largest city in the United States. Waterbury is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -2.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 110,366 in 2010. Waterbury reached it's highest population of 110,371 in 2010. Spanning over 29 miles, Waterbury has a population density of 3,776 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waterbury is $57,251 with a poverty rate of 23.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $959 per month, and the median house value is $128,800. The median age in Waterbury is 35 years, 33 years for males, and 36.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.1 males.

Waterbury Ct Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waterbury Ct was:

  • White: 61.12%
  • Black or African American: 20.94%
  • Other race: 10.46%
  • Two or more races: 4.79%
  • Asian: 2.45%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Waterbury, Connecticut is 107,701, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 108,093. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 110,366.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White66,42561.12%
Black or African American22,75820.94%
Some Other Race11,36810.46%
Two or More Races5,2024.79%
Asian2,6612.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native2100.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander480.04%

Waterbury Ct Population Pyramid 2020

Waterbury Ct Median Age

35


Total

33


Male

36.6


Female

Waterbury Ct Adults

There are 81,259 adults, (14,108 of whom are seniors) in Waterbury Ct.

Waterbury Ct Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Waterbury Ct Sex Ratio

Female

56,858

52.32%

Male

51,814

47.68%

Waterbury Ct Households and Families

Waterbury Ct Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waterbury Ct Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.3%34.7%
All42.6%57.4%
Male39.8%60.2%
Non Family35.4%64.6%
Female24.3%75.7%

42.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All40,5792.6342.6
Non Family16,0501.1935.4
Married12,9293.5165.3
Female9,2623.6524.3
Male2,3383.6139.8

3.43

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waterbury Ct Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,9668.49%
9th to 12th Grade8,09911.53%
High School Graduate26,37437.53%
Some College13,75919.58%
Associates Degree4,9837.09%
Bachelors Degree6,7459.60%
Graduate Degree4,3456.18%

Waterbury Ct Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White32,07128,1937,128
Hispanic21,39714,0891,726
Black13,72211,5381,346
Other Race6,6424,414351
Multiple Races2,0081,646360
Asian1,8851,313630
Native American13555
Islander2210

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,972$38,206$30,589
Less Than High School$23,916$25,208$21,995
High School Grad$30,672$32,625$26,071
Some College$35,286$41,886$31,198
Bachelors Degree$49,780$51,071$45,152
Graduate Degree$60,254$68,397$58,797

$33,972

Average Earnings

$38,206

Average Male

$30,589

Average Female

Waterbury Ct Language

Waterbury Ct Language by Age

Waterbury Ct Language

61.73% of Waterbury Ct residents speak only English, while 38.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.19% of the population.

Waterbury Ct Poverty

Waterbury Ct Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic39,53813,18633.35%
Black22,3805,90626.39%
White40,2535,30613.18%
Other11,2093,78233.74%
Multiple5,1271,11421.73%
Asian2,64739014.73%
Native1989748.99%

23.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.54%

Male Poverty Rate

24.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waterbury Ct

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waterbury Ct is Native, with 48.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waterbury Ct is White, with 13.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.91%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.17%
High School19.48%
Some College14.69%
Bachelors or Greater7.46%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.57%
Male Unemployed40.02%
Female Employed11.24%
Male Employed5.81%

Waterbury Ct Income

Waterbury Ct Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,617$57,251
Families$51,737$67,241
Married Families$70,202$86,965
Non Families$27,177$38,153

Waterbury Ct Marital Status

Waterbury Ct Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

31.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Waterbury Ct Married by Age and Sex

Waterbury Ct 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 Ct Marital Status by Race

Waterbury Ct Veterans

3,374

Number of Veterans

2,972

Male Veterans

402

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,030
Second Gulf War633
First Gulf War543
Korea301
World War II178
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7255.22%
Hispanic4861.85%
Black4672.90%
Other1051.33%
2 or More712.63%
Asian60.28%

$Waterbury Ct Veterans by Education

11.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waterbury Ct Employment Status

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

Waterbury Ct Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.19%

Born in Connecticut

83.52%

Native Born

16.48%

Foreign Born

7.97%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.52% of Waterbury Ct residents were born in the United States, with 56.19% having been born in Connecticut. 7.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020107,701-196-0.18%
2019107,897-196-0.18%
2018108,093-184-0.17%
2017108,277-196-0.18%
2016108,473-545-0.50%
2015109,018-533-0.49%
2014109,551-200-0.18%
2013109,751-284-0.26%
2012110,035-51-0.05%
2011110,086-285-0.26%
2010110,3713,1000.29%
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%