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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$902
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

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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
    160
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    236
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    479
    525
  • Theft
    2,928
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    742
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,467
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    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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Waterbury is a very diverse community, not too big..although there is lots of construction going on, it still feels secure and safe. I love the fact that there are lots of restaurants, especially the family based ones. I can't wait to see the new Waterbury when the construction is all over!
I lover waterbury! I grew up here and don't know any other place. Waterbury is beautiful with water flowing all through the city. Theyre working to make their streets accessible for bicyclists and joggers. What I would like to see change is the way homeless people hang around the downtown area. I wish people would understand that working is necessary. I also would like for them to do something with all the abandoned factories that bring the beauty of the city down.