Waterbury, CT
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Waterbury is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 108,272 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Waterbury is the fifth largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Waterbury is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waterbury is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterbury who work in office and administrative support (12.83%), sales jobs (11.12%), and personal care services (5.78%).

Waterbury has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Waterbury has quite a high level of public transit users. Waterbury’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of adults in Waterbury with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.07% of adults in Waterbury have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Waterbury in 2010 was $20,762, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,048 for a family of four. However, Waterbury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waterbury is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waterbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waterbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Waterbury also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waterbury include Irish, French , German, and Polish.

In addition, Waterbury has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.96%).

The most common language spoken in Waterbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.