Waterbury, Connecticut

Waterbury: The second most populous city in Connecticut. It is located on the Naugatuck River in southwestern Connecticut. Waterbury is known for its many manufacturing companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Mattatuck Museum and the Waterbury Center for the Arts.


Waterbury is a city located in the county of New Haven in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Its population at the 2010 census was 110,366. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 106,826 inhabitants.

The city was created 338 years ago in 1685.

Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. With a population of over 105,000, it is the fifth-largest city in Connecticut.


Founded in 1674, Waterbury has a long history rooted in manufacturing and brass production. The impressive Waterbury Clock Company buildings and neighborhoods of historic homes celebrate its past. Cultural sites like the Mattatuck Museum illuminate Waterbury's legacy.


While industries declined in the mid-20th century, Waterbury aims for an economic and cultural resurgence. Efforts like the revamped Palace Theater, University of Connecticut campus, and downtown dining draw new life.

Things to Do

Popular attractions include the Timexpo Museum, Naugatuck River Greenway, and Holy Land theme park. Waterbury also provides festivals, performing arts, farm-to-table restaurants, and parks.

Affordable Housing

Waterbury real estate offers relatively affordable prices whether you seek downtown living in converted historic buildings or single-family homes in traditional neighborhoods. Easy access to New Haven provides employment opportunities.

Small City Charm

Waterbury provides a balance of heritage, natural beauty along the Naugatuck River, and city amenities within an easy commute to New York or Boston. It's an appealing choice for first-time homebuyers and residents seeking community ties.

Waterbury locator map
Location of Waterbury on Connecticut map.

Quick Facts about Waterbury

Population : 106,826 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
County : New Haven County
Postal code : 06701–06719
Phone Area Codes : 203
Official name : Waterbury
Water as percent of area : 1.46%
Land as percent of area : 98.54%
Altitude : 262 feet / 80 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1686 (338 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 00:27:33 (15th July 2024)
Population growth : -3.31% (2010-2020)
Western approach to Waterbury CT image
Western approach to Waterbury CT
Western approach to Waterbury CT image


Waterbury is located at 41°33'29"N 73°3'5"W (41.5581500, -73.0515000).

Waterbury map


According to census records, the population of Waterbury decreased by 3.31% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 110,366 - census
2011 110,074 -0.27% estimation process
2012 110,019 -0.05% estimation process
2013 109,733 -0.26% estimation process
2014 109,524 -0.19% estimation process
2015 108,993 -0.49% estimation process
2016 108,453 -0.5% estimation process
2017 108,277 -0.16% estimation process
2018 108,123 -0.14% estimation process
2019 107,568 -0.52% estimation process
2020 106,826 -0.69% estimation process

Waterbury zip code is 06702. County name: New Haven, County fips: 09009

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People born in Waterbury (199)

People born in Waterbury, including actor, drummer, radio host, and disc jockey Bob Crane, photographer Annie Leibovitz, writer Elizabeth Gilbert, .


  • Rosalind Russell (American actress (1907–1976)) she was born in 04/06/1907
  • Thom Mayne (American architect (b.1944)) he was born in 19/01/1944
  • Allie DiMeco (American actress and singer) she was born in 12/06/1992
  • Lisa Nemec (Croatian long distance runner) she was born in 18/05/1984
  • Porter Goss (American politician and first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency) he was born in 26/11/1938
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (American actress-singer) she was born in 30/12/1956
  • Mercedes Martinez (American professional wrestler) she was born in 17/11/1980
  • Robert Gallo (American biomedical researcher) he was born in 23/03/1937
  • Richard Mastracchio (American astronaut) he was born in 11/02/1960
  • John Fusco (American screenwriter, writer, martial artist) he was born in 01/01/2000
  • Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. (1940s physicist who died of radiation poisoning) he was born in 04/05/1921
  • John Sirica (American judge) he was born in 19/03/1904
  • Roger Connor (American baseball player) he was born in 01/07/1857
  • John G. Rowland (American politician) he was born in 24/05/1957
  • Ryan Gomes (American basketball player) he was born in 01/09/1982
  • Joe Connor (Major League Baseball catcher) he was born in 08/12/1874
  • Christopher Lloyd (Screenwriter, producer) he was born in 12/11/1960
  • Carl Barzilauskas (American football player) he was born in 19/03/1951

Schools in Waterbury

College & universities near Waterbury, CT

Code Name City ZIP
436818 University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus Waterbury (CT) 06702
129729 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury (CT) 06708-3089
415057 Industrial Management Training Institute Waterbury (CT) 06706
130183 Post University Waterbury (CT) 06723
481571 Belle Academy of Cosmetology LLC Waterbury (CT) 06704-1035

Stations (25)

Amtrak & bus stations near Waterbury, CT

Code Name Address Type
MDN Meriden Transit Center 60 State Street RAIL
WFD Wallingford station 37 Hall Avenue RAIL
BER Berlin 51 Depot Road RAIL
NHV Union Station 50 Union Avenue RAIL
HFD Hartford Union Station One Union Place RAIL

Post offices near Waterbury

Post Office Name City ZIP
Middlebury Post Office Middlebury (CT) 06762
Oakvill Post Office Oakville (CT) 06779
Union City Post Office Naugatuck (CT) 06770
Naugatuck Post Office Naugatuck (CT) 06770
Pr Post Office Prospect (CT) 06712

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Other cities in New Haven County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in New Haven County , CT. (more)

City Name Population Title
New Haven 130,801 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
Hamden 60,294 Town in Connecticut, US
Meriden 58,981 The most populous city in New Haven County, Connecticut.
West Haven 54,367 The most populous city in New Haven County, Connecticut.
Milford 53,259 A city in New Haven County, Connecticut.
Wallingford 44,076 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Naugatuck 30,905 Town in Connecticut, United States
Cheshire 28,806 Town in Connecticut
East Haven 28,454 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Branford 27,736 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United Sates
North Haven 23,556 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Guilford 22,043 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Southbury 19,496 Town in Connecticut, United States
Ansonia 18,525 City in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Madison 17,924 Town in Connecticut, United States
Wolcott 16,565 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Waterbury distances to largest Connecticut cities