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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Waterford is a town in Connecticut with a population of 19,332. Waterford is in New London County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Waterford offers residents a suburban 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 above average.

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

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    105
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    53
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    89
    500
  • Theft
    1,975
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63
    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 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.