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Welcome to Waterbury ...

The city of Waterbury is located in New Haven County<1>.

When the people of Waterbury refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Waterburian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waterbury has a population of 107,568 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Waterbury.

Waterbury is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Waterbury lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Waterbury: (203) and (475)<5>

The ZIP codes for Waterbury: 06385-06386, 06701-06706, 06708, 06710, 06720-06726, 06749<6>

Websites for Waterbury ...

Official Website:   www.waterburyct.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.waterburychamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waterbury had an population of 107,568 people. This is a decrease of 2.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waterbury had a population of 110,366 people (or 12.8% of the total population of New Haven County). This makes Waterbury the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Waterbury represents 3.09% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 110,366 people, the population of Waterbury increased 2.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 107,271 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Waterbury.

Adding Waterbury to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Waterbury in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Waterbury elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waterbury on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Waterbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Waterbury - they are located in Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waterbury.

Communities near Waterbury ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waterbury.

  • New Haven [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Waterbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<8>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Waterbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • New Britain [Hartford County]
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    • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Waterbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Britain<8>
  • New Britain [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Waterbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hamden [New Haven County]
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      • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Waterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
    • Bristol [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Waterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<8>
    • Bristol [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Waterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Waterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<8>
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Waterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Wallingford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallingford
      • Wallingford [New Haven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Waterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallingford have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallingford

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waterbury. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waterbury.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waterbury. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waterbury.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waterbury. Our list includes 70 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Waterbury.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waterbury ...

Looking for more information about Waterbury? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waterbury, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waterbury.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Connecticut

About New Haven County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waterbury: www.waterburyct.org/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New Haven, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Waterbury refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Waterbury may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waterbury.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waterbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Waterbury). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waterbury or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Waterbury includes: 06385, 06701, 6702, 6703, 6704, 6705, 06708, 06710, 06720, 6721, 6722, 6723, 6724, 6725 & 06726.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waterbury) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waterbury. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waterbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5579, Longitude: -73.0466    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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