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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$253,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,135
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Waterford Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213
    500
  • Theft
    1,960
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,382
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Waterford Reviews

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Waterford is a wonderful town in which to raise a family. It has a great school system, great public works and public assets, and a decent municipal government. There is a large amount of pot in the area, which is a downside, but the people smoking the pot mostly keep to themselves so it doesn't make much difference. The only real problems I have with the town is it's lack of diversity and it's high cost of living.
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I liked the different things there are to do but there could be a lot more diversity.
There are wonderful beaches and parks. There are a lot of things to do for families. I think that part of the reason that I did not have an excellent time here was because when I was in high school although there was a good curriculum and good classes, because I was quiet and shy I feel like I was pretty invisible to all of the teachers. I wish that they had reached out more to me.
Waterford is my home town. I believe it is one of the nicest towns in Connecticut. It is quaint, quiet, and safe. A very family inviting town with great public schools and job opportunities. Waterford is close to the casinos, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods and there is a lot of entertainment at both. It is a pricey town, real estate is high but the town is beautiful and great to raise a family.