Waterbury, CT

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2019 Population
108,276
0.364% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
34.8
0.571% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
23.4%
1.62% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$42,401
1.88% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$130,700
1.48% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
46,859
2.37% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Waterbury, CT had a population of 108k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $42,401. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Waterbury, CT declined from 108,672 to 108,276, a −0.364% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,617 to $42,401, a 1.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waterbury, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (37.8%), White (Hispanic) (23.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.8%), Other (Hispanic) (9.86%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.12%). 0% of the households in Waterbury, CT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

91.9% of the residents in Waterbury, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Waterbury, CT are Post University (1,811 degrees awarded in 2019), Naugatuck Valley Community College (1,198 degrees), and Stone Academy-Waterbury (109 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Waterbury, CT was $130,700, and the homeownership rate was 41.4%. Most people in Waterbury, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Waterbury, CT was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Waterbury, CT is home to a population of 108k people, from which 91.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 45.6% of Waterbury, CT residents were born outside of the country (49.4k people).

In 2019, there were 1.64 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.9k people) in Waterbury, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25k White (Hispanic) and 20.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Waterbury, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.9k ± 1.44k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    25k ± 1.7k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    20.4k ± 1.48k
37.4%
Hispanic Population
40.5k people

In 2019, there were 1.64 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.9k people) in Waterbury, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25k White (Hispanic) and 20.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

37.4% of the people in Waterbury, CT are hispanic (40.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Waterbury, CT as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

45.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
49.4k people
16.5%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
17.9k people

As of 2019, 45.6% of Waterbury, CT residents (49.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waterbury, CT was 16.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Waterbury, CT was 34.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Waterbury, CT are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Waterbury, CT residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    41,809 ± 4,991 people
  2. Jamaica
    35,587 ± 4,608 people
  3. Mexico
    26,408 ± 3,975 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 41,809 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,587 and Mexico with 26,408.

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Citizenship

91.9%
2019 Citizenship
92%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 91.9% of Waterbury, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Waterbury, CT was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    853 ± 168
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    545 ± 201
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    355 ± 130

Waterbury, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Connecticut, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Connecticut (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Connecticut across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Waterbury, CT is $42,401. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Waterbury, CT was Census Tract 3520 with a value of $77,939, followed by Census Tract 3519 and Census Tract 3509, with respective values of $76,739 and $71,225.

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,235. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.502, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Waterbury, CT employs 46.9k people. The largest industries in Waterbury, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,939 people), Retail Trade (6,741 people), and Manufacturing (5,881 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($62,043), Finance & Insurance ($51,452), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,064).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,401
2019 value
± $1,495
1.88%
1 Year Growth
± 4.71%

Households in Waterbury, CT have a median annual income of $42,401, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,617 in 2018, which represents a 1.88% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$93,971
Average Male Salary in Connecticut
± $3,244
$66,235
Average Female Salary in Connecticut
± $2,026

In 2019, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Connecticut by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Connecticut
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $89,554 ± $151,020
  2. Asian
    $81,985 ± $8,643
  3. White
    $72,982 ± $2,027

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Connecticut.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Waterbury, CT is from Connecticut.
0.502
2019 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.503
2018 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2019, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.502 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.176% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3520
  2. Census Tract 3519
  3. Census Tract 3509

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Waterbury, CT was Census Tract 3520 with a value of $77,939, followed by Census Tract 3519 and Census Tract 3509, with respective values of $76,739 and $71,225.

The following map shows all of the places in Waterbury, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waterbury, CT (24.9k out of 106k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    14,287 ± 1,048
  2. Hispanic
    13,189 ± 948
  3. Black
    5,612 ± 573

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Waterbury, CT is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

46.9k
2019 Value
± 1,669
2.37%
1 Year growth
± 4.89%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Waterbury, CT grew at a rate of 2.37%, from 45.8k employees to 46.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waterbury, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,734 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,212 people), and Production Occupations (4,348 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waterbury, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Waterbury, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,734 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,212 people), and Production Occupations (4,348 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Waterbury, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.45 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.64 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Waterbury, CT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($82,917), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,039), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($68,297).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

46.9k
2019 Value
± 1,669
2.37%
1 Year growth
± 4.89%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Waterbury, CT grew at a rate of 2.37%, from 45.8k employees to 46.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waterbury, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,939 people), Retail Trade (6,741 people), and Manufacturing (5,881 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waterbury, CT, though some of these residents may live in Waterbury, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Waterbury, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,939 people), Retail Trade (6,741 people), and Manufacturing (5,881 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Waterbury, CT has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.53 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.29 times), and Manufacturing (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Waterbury, CT, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($62,043), Finance & Insurance ($51,452), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,064).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $36.7B
  2. $21.5B
  3. $17.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $36.7B, followed by Machinery ($21.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($17.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Connecticut.
$211B
2018 Value in Connecticut
$457B
Projected 2045 Value in Connecticut
117% growth

In 2018, total outbound Connecticut trade was $211B. This is expected to increase 117% to $457B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.5B
  2. $21B
  3. $12B

In 2018, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $34.5B, followed by Massachusetts with $21B and New Jersey and $12B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Haven County, CT went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 54.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42%), followed by Other (3.79%). The most partisan county was Hartford County, CT with 59.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for New Haven County, CT
54.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Connecticut
  1. 59.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 57.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 54.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Connecticut was Hartford County, CT with 59.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Connecticut colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Connecticut over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Waterbury, CT awarded 3,200 degrees. The student population of Waterbury, CT is skewed towards women, with 6,119 male students and 11,782 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Waterbury, CT are White (1,393 and 44.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (498 and 15.9%), Unknown (457 and 14.6%), and Black or African American (387 and 12.3%).

The largest universities in Waterbury, CT by number of degrees awarded are Post University (1,811 and 56.6%), Naugatuck Valley Community College (1,198 and 37.4%), and Stone Academy-Waterbury (109 and 3.41%).

The most popular majors in Waterbury, CT are General Business Administration & Management (610 and 19.1%), General Business (198 and 6.19%), and General Studies (158 and 4.94%).

The median tuition cost in Waterbury, CT for a public four year colleges is $13,798 for in-state students and $36,466 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 439 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 86 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 71 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Waterbury, CT was General Business Administration & Management with 439 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Waterbury, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,811 degrees awarded
  2. 1,198 degrees awarded
  3. 109 degrees awarded
$13,798
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Waterbury, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Post University with 1,811 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,498
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,702
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,498 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Waterbury, CT, which is 0.88 times less than the 1,702 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Waterbury, CT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,393 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    498 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    457 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Waterbury, CT was White students. These 1,393 degrees mean that there were 2.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 498 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waterbury, CT was $130,700 in 2019, which is 0.543 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $128,800 to $130,700, a 1.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Waterbury, CT is 41.4%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Waterbury, CT have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Waterbury, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$130,700
2019 Median
± $3,406
$128,800
2018 Median
± $3,068

In 2019, the median property value in Waterbury, CT grew to to $130,700 from the previous year's value of $128,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Waterbury, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Waterbury, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,401
Median Household Income
± $1,495
40.9k
Number of Households
± 1,462

In 2019, the median household income of the 40.9k households in Waterbury, CT grew to $42,401 from the previous year's value of $41,617.

The following chart displays the households in Waterbury, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Waterbury, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Waterbury, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

41.4%
2019 Homeownership
42.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 41.4% of the housing units in Waterbury, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Waterbury, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waterbury, CT have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.59% of the workforce in Waterbury, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Public Transit (4.18%)

In 2019, 78.8% of workers in Waterbury, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (4.18%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Waterbury, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Waterbury, CT have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

91.8% of the population of Waterbury, CT has health coverage, with 32.7% on employee plans, 42.2% on Medicaid, 8.96% on Medicare, 7.29% on non-group plans, and 0.749% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Connecticut was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in New Haven County, CT see 1142 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.351% increase from the previous year (1138 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1251 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 218 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,142 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Haven County, CT

Primary care physicians in New Haven County, CT see an average of 1,142 patients per year. This represents a 0.351% increase from the previous year (1,138 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Haven County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Connecticut
$5,187
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,058
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,964
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.15%
Uninsured
32.7%
Employer Coverage
42.2%
Medicaid
8.96%
Medicare
7.29%
Non-Group
0.749%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waterbury, CT declined by 9.86% from 9.04% to 8.15%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Waterbury, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 11% prevalence
  2. 10.2% prevalence
  3. 10.2% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 11%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut by county over multiple years.

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