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Waterbury, Connecticut

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Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 107,271. It is the fifth-largest city in Connecticut.

John S. Monagan, who is a prolific author in addition to his political responsibilities, served as Waterbury's mayor from 1943 to 1948. He also served as its district's congressional representative from 1959 to 1973.

Waterbury's previous two mayors, Santopietro and Giordano, have both served jail sentences for wrongdoings during their terms. Giordano remains incarcerated as of May 2005. Waterbury is in serious financial straits due to years of mismanagement and kickback schemes orchestrated by the mayors and their supporters.

Waterbury's nickname is Brass City. Indeed, the city's motto is Quid Aere Perennius, which means "What Is More Lasting Than Brass".

It is on Interstate 84 and is the hometown of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland. The city has a Metro North railroad station and is home to Teikyo Post University.

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Historical Populations

1756 1,829
1774 3,536
1782 2,240
1790 2,937
1800 3,256
1810 2,874
1820 2,282
1830 3,070
1840 3,668
1850 5,137
1860 10,004
1870 13,106
1880 20,270
1890 33,202
1900 51,139
1910 73,141
1920 91,715
1930 99,902
1940 99,314
1950 104,477
1960 107,130
1970 108,033
1980 103,266
1990 108,961
2000 107,271
2002 107,883(estimate)

Sources: Interactive Connecticut State Register & Manual (http://www.sots.state.ct.us/RegisterManual/regman.htm) and U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (http://eire.census.gov/popest/data/cities.php)

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 74.9 km² (28.9 mi²). 74.0 km² (28.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.21% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 107,271 people, 42,622 households, and 26,894 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,449.7/km² (3,754.7/mi²). There are 46,827 housing units at an average density of 632.8/km² (1,639.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 67.14% White, 16.31% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 10.91% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. 21.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 42,622 households out of which 31.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% are married couples living together, 19.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% are non-families. 31.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.11.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,285, and the median income for a family is $42,300. Males have a median income of $35,486 versus $27,428 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,701. 16.0% of the population and 12.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Elected Officials

As of April 2003, Waterbury's elected officials include:

Mayor Michael J. Jarjura (D)
Town Clerk Antoinette C. Spinelli
City Sheriff Stephen M. Conway
City Clerk George F. Flaherty Jr.

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