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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Waterbury Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    272
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    199
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    696
    500
  • Theft
    2,499
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    676
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,681
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Ive lived in Waterbury for almost 18 years now and I can honestly say the public school system is horrible. Despite a waterbury teacher from my old school winning national teacher of the year, I can honestly say that in my four years of highschool Ive learned nothing to truly prepare me for college. In those four years, I did not learn how to write an essay at all! I watched a movie in every english class for the majority of the year for all four years which ended up being embarrasing for me when I started my first year of college. I hate to write this review becuase I really love the teachers in that school and they really do care about their students but schools in general have to change the way they are teaching things, its essentiallly time for an upgrade.
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Too much violence going on! This is the whole reason why I'm in school to become a teacher, I want to see a change in the world and our kids. They are our new generation. We need more positive adults and leaders. This city was good and went downhill. Too many killings, car accidents, careless citizens trying to harm everyone around them, and many more robberies going on.
My first experience moving here was great due to buying a home instead of living in an apartment. Connecticut has a lot of snow storms that I'm getting used to. Waterbury needs work. It seems that businesses are leaving Waterbury creating empty or vacant buildings. There has been a rash of car thefts in Connecticut, but it seems only when people leave their cars unlocked and with keys in it. I think that is absurd. Waterbury could be a better place with more police patrols through troubled areas as well as community and businesses cooperating to make Waterbury better.