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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Waterford is a town in Connecticut with a population of 19,200. Waterford is in New London County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Waterford offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Waterford there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Waterford and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Waterford are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$253,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,143
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
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
    42.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    42.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,684.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Waterford

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,175
National
$55,322

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Waterford Reviews

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I have been a residence of Waterford since I was born, and everyone in our town seems to know everything and everyone! We live by the ocean and a city, and the public schools and facilities are great and open to everyone. Our community is super friendly and it is an overall amazing place to live and bring up your kids.
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Waterford is a beautiful beach town with historical landmarks, a farmers market, and beautiful sports fields. Waterford is also home to various places to shop such as the Crystal Mall, Target, Walmart, and a few other big name stores. Waterford Public Schools offer excellent education and opportunities for all students. All schools have recently been renovated and students are extremely involved in sports and other community minded activities.
I live in Quaker Hill a little town within Waterford. It’s peaceful, crime is low or none existent, lots of families, nice people, schools are great and it is located close to groceries, restaurants and lots of recreational activities.