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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Watertown is a town in Connecticut with a population of 21,832. Watertown is in Litchfield County. Living in Watertown offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Watertown there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Watertown and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Watertown are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$244,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,005
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Watertown 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
    37
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    291.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,770.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    208
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Watertown

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,920
National
$55,322
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Watertown used to be the place to live if you were escaping Waterbury and either upwardly mobile or winding down as it is both quiet and had some great nightlife. Proximity to Waterbury used to be its attraction, now that is its problem. People are still coming from Waterbury, but now they come with nefarious purpose, but this is a problem in most of the small towns that border Waterbury. Watertown has its up sides, a fairly large lake , there are several nice public parks, a public golf coarse, and a private golf club. There are several civic organisations. There are plenty of places of worship. It may have tempered from its hay day but there is still some night life mostly restaurants, bars, and a movie theater. The town has spent truckloads of money on schools and wile they are not sending many students to the Ivy League the majority are able to get into good colleges or get good employment upon graduation.
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Watertown is an active community that supports those in need for a good cause. My children are active in sports and have been exposed to different teaching styles that have improved both of their skills in football and softball. Our family is involved in raising money for special needs children to have a playground built for them to enjoy as an all inclusive project. The towns' business are also involved and supportive of projects to better the town. The town is clean and has a hometown feeling when you drive through. The restaurants are all fantastic to enjoy a meal with your family. Overall it is a great place to live and raise a family.
Watertown is a unique town. As a student at the Taft School, I find that local residents can sometimes be indignant towards us due to our preppy stereotype. However, aside from the occasional angry passerby, the town itself is nice. The local restaurants are delicious, and the scenery is beautiful.