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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.


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Median household income
Local
$34,285
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Waterbury demographic reports
Waterbury is on the Naugatuck River.
Former and merged names include:
· Matetacoke
Early industries were button-making, clock-making and brass.

City finances reached such a low point in 2000 that the state appointed an oversight board.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 481. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Waterbury received national attention for a 1955 flood which killed 87 people in the valley.
Filming location for:
· 1990 movie, "Stanley & Iris"
Well-known residents have included:
· Dylan McDermott, actor
· Roger Connor, baseball player
· Rosalind Russell, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Festival of Traditions - Nov. 23-Dec. 2, 2007
  • Greek Festival - May 10-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Waterbury web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Mattatuck Museum, Railroad Museum of New England, Timexpo Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Connecticut - Waterbury, Post University, Naugatuck Valley Community-Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 97

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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14% of Waterbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Waterbury include Downtown Waterbury Historic District, Hillside Historic District, Overlook Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Waterbury, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $472.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,115.


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Libraries in Waterbury include Bunker Hill Branch Library, Silas Bronson Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Waterbury include Republican-American

TV stations in Waterbury include WTXX.

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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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