Waterbury is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 113,811 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Waterbury is the fifth largest community in Connecticut. Much of the housing stock in Waterbury was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
The education level of Waterbury citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.63% of adults 25 and older in Waterbury have a college degree.
The per capita income in Waterbury in 2018 was $26,962, 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 $107,848 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 36.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waterbury include Italian, Irish, English, French, and Jamaican.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Waterbury's cultural character, accounting for 17.77% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Waterbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.