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Former "Brass Capital of the World"
Waterbury is a city in New Haven County, in the New Haven-Milford metro area.
The community was named for its many ponds, rivers and swamps.
The latitude of Waterbury is 41.558N. The longitude is -73.051W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 269 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 108,130.
City finances reached such a low point in 2000 that the state appointed an oversight board.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waterbury demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Haven County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Waterbury area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06702 ZIP code.
4% of Waterbury residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waterbury ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waterbury was $17,701, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Waterbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Waterbury include Downtown Waterbury Historic District, Hillside Historic District, Overlook Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Waterbury, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $472. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,115.
Libraries in Waterbury include Bunker Hill Branch Library, Silas Bronson Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Waterbury include Republican-American
TV stations in Waterbury include WTXX.
The average commute time for Waterbury workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 24 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Waterbury between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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