City of Waterbury, CT
Waterbury is located in New Haven County in Connecticut. The median income is $40,867 and the median home value is $158,300. The unemployment rate is 14.89% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 23.6 minutes to work each day. The population is 59% White, 19% Black, 1% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 20% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Waterbury, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Waterbury has a Walk Score® of 47.
Median Household Income$40,867
Median Home Price$158,300
Waterbury’s rich ethnic heritage surfaces in some of the tastiest ways. The city is rife with restaurants that reflect waves of immigrants as well as new twists on old classics. Drescher’s Restaurant, 25 Leavenworth St., serves up authentic German cuisine with some seafood and pasta tossed in for variety. The Caribbean Kitchen on Walnut Street offers Jamaican; Portuguese cuisine comes courtesy of Lisboa Restaurant on Lafayette Street. Brazil Grill on South Main and Peruvian Corner on Meadow Street are self-explanatory.
In the years between World War I and II, the opulent Palace Theater in downtown Waterbury was the city’s cultural hub. It is again, after a $30 million renovation transformed the run-down Beaux-Arts beauty into a performing arts center. The Palace, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has at least eight different performance series to reach a broad audience. From country music to Broadway shows, comedy performances to children's theater, the Palace has something for everyone.
Waterbury and surrounding towns offer a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, from camping to caving, paddleboats to paintball and just about everything in between. A trolley line through Waterbury’s smaller next-door neighbor of Middlebury put Lake Quassapaug on the map as a summer resort 100 years ago, and the area has been a favorite family spot for generations. It’s now called Quassy Amusement Park, with a private beach, paddleboats, two dozen rides, a picnic area and an outdoor stage.
SchoolsIn Waterbury, Connecticut
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BusinessIn Waterbury, Connecticut
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HealthIn Waterbury, Connecticut
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Waterbury.