25 reviews
  1. Suburb of New Haven, CT
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$219,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,082
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    32
    37
  • Robbery
    95
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327
    575
  • Theft
    1,476
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,144
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Ansonia Reviews

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Ansonia is a small town. The "hilltop" is the better part of the city but multiple family's are starting to rent one family homes which tend to get run down and blight takes over. Times are changing for the worse in our area due to owners selling to landlords who don't live nearby or care to take care of the property. School systems are getting worse because low income and special education are the becoming the majority and we do not have funds to support the services. This town used to be quiet, close knit and generally a perfect place to raise a family. All income levels were supported together. That is slowly changing and low income households and failing commercial businesses are turning this small town into a struggling community. Still enjoy living here and for the most part comfortable and not wanting for anything but the future does not look bright.
Right near everything I need. Transit fares are going up 50 cents as of 12/4/16, and also Medicaid payments will be downside risked in a few years. This means that rather than the state pay the full amount, the doctor takes whatever Medicaid provides and loses the rest. There will be less doctors to get healthcare from for Medicaid beneficiaries within in the next few years. Very walkable, but getting more expensive to live in CT.
Ansonia is a small town located in the Naugatuck Valley. It is a town driven by its high school football team which is one of the biggest attributes to this town. The public schools are not the best but cost of living is low and there are many job opportunities for those looking for a career. Also, we have great emergency services with over 5 firestations around the town.