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Waterbury, Connecticut (CT) Poverty Rate Data
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26.8% of Waterbury, CT residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 62.6% greater than the poverty level of 10.0% across the entire state of Connecticut. Taking into account residents not living in families, 16.4% of high school graduates and 39.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 18.0% among disabled males and 22.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 82.4%. For comparison, it was 46.8% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Waterbury, CT

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Waterbury:

26.8%
Whole state:

10.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Waterbury:

15.7%
Whole state:

4.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Waterbury:

18.0%
Connecticut:

10.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 22.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Waterbury:

34.7%
Connecticut:

29.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Waterbury:

22.1%
Connecticut:

14.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Waterbury:

30.9%
Connecticut:

30.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

82.4%
Residents above poverty level:

46.8%

Poverty by age in Waterbury, CT

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Waterbury
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Waterbury,CT (percentage below poverty level)
  • 47.0%Under 5 years
  • 58.9%5 years
  • 38.2%6 to 11 years
  • 39.7%12 to 14 years
  • 52.0%15 years
  • 41.7%16 and 17 years
  • 28.4%18 to 24 years
  • 9.3%25 to 34 years
  • 15.8%35 to 44 years
  • 18.2%45 to 54 years
  • 25.1%55 to 64 years
  • 20.5%65 to 74 years
  • 17.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Waterbury
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Waterbury,CT (percentage below poverty level)
  • 41.7%Under 5 years
  • 84.7%5 years
  • 29.2%6 to 11 years
  • 48.6%12 to 14 years
  • 55.5%15 years
  • 7.9%16 and 17 years
  • 24.1%18 to 24 years
  • 34.5%25 to 34 years
  • 29.4%35 to 44 years
  • 21.4%45 to 54 years
  • 21.8%55 to 64 years
  • 18.6%65 to 74 years
  • 18.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Waterbury, CT
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Waterbury,CT (% below half of poverty level)
  • 13.3%Under 5 years
  • 8.1%5 years
  • 11.9%6 to 11 years
  • 9.1%12 to 14 years
  • 9.0%15 years
  • 8.8%16 and 17 years
  • 9.6%18 to 24 years
  • 6.9%25 to 34 years
  • 6.2%35 to 44 years
  • 4.5%45 to 54 years
  • 5.5%55 to 64 years
  • 1.7%65 to 74 years
  • 4.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Waterbury, CT

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Waterbury, CT
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Waterbury, CT (%)
  • 13.7%White
  • 26.3%Black
  • 48.7%American Indian
  • 16.9%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 27.2%Other race
  • 21.0%2+ races
  • 35.6%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Waterbury, CT
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Waterbury, CT (absolute numbers)
  • 5,334White
  • 6,440Black
  • 100American Indian
  • 439Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 3,168Other race
  • 1,1152+ races
  • 14,092Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 28.5%Below poverty level
  • 71.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 17.3%Below poverty level
  • 82.7%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Waterbury, CT

Children below poverty level:
Waterbury, Connecticut:

41.9%
State:

13.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Waterbury:

16.4%
Connecticut:

12.7%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Waterbury:

39.9%
Connecticut:

32.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 27.8%Married-couple family
  • 10.9%Male, no wife present
  • 61.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Waterbury not in families by work experience
  • 1.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 25.5%Worked part-time
  • 72.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 5.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 7.2%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.1%Both worked part-time
  • 18.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 55.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 4.9%1990 to 1994
  • 8.7%1980 to 1989
  • 7.0%1970 to 1979
  • 9.3%1960 to 1969
  • 22.8%1950 to 1959
  • 11.5%1940 to 1949
  • 35.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.2%1999 to 2000
  • 2.1%1995 to 1998
  • 4.0%1990 to 1994
  • 15.8%1980 to 1989
  • 9.3%1970 to 1979
  • 10.3%1960 to 1969
  • 19.5%1950 to 1959
  • 11.2%1940 to 1949
  • 27.5%1939 or earlier
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