Watertown, Connecticut

Watertown, Connecticut

Watertown, Connecticut is a small town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. It has a population of approximately 23,000 people. The geography of Watertown is mostly rural, with rolling hills and dense forests. The climate in the area is temperate with warm summers and cold winters.

The history of Watertown dates back to the 1600s when it was first settled by European settlers. The town was incorporated in 1780 and has since grown to be a thriving community. Politically, Watertown is part of Litchfield County and is represented by two state representatives in Hartford.

The economy of Watertown has traditionally been based on agriculture, although more recently there has been an increase in manufacturing jobs as well as services such as tourism and hospitality. There are several schools in the area that serve the educational needs of its citizens including Watertown High School, Stony Brook Elementary School, and Swift Middle School.

Watertown is also home to many landmarks that give it its unique character including the historic First Congregational Church built in 1790 and the old Town Hall which was built in 1800. Additionally, there are several parks throughout town that provide outdoor recreation opportunities for visitors and locals alike such as Black Rock State Park which offers hiking trails and picnic areas, or Burr Pond State Park which provides swimming areas for visitors to enjoy during summer months.

Population: 21,661. Estimated population in July 2020: 22,330 (+3.1% change)
Males: 10,379 (47.9%), Females: 11,282 (52.1%)

Litchfield County

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $59,420
Median house value: $148,300

Races in Watertown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: Italian (34.1%), Irish (20.4%), French (10.4%), English (10.1%), German (9.2%), Polish (6.4%).

Elevation: 520 feet

Watertown, Connecticut



Watertown, Connecticut is a small town located in the Litchfield County of Connecticut. It has a population of 22,514 people according to the 2019 US Census. The town is predominantly white in terms of ethnicity and has a median household income of $87,919 as per 2017 estimates. The majority of the population is employed in professional and managerial occupations. There are several small businesses operating in the town including restaurants, retail stores, and other service providers. The town also boasts a vibrant education system with elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges. Watertown also has large green spaces such as parks and recreational areas that are well-maintained by the local government. There are many natural attractions such as lakes and rivers that draw both locals and tourists alike to enjoy the beauty of Watertown’s landscape. The town also has many cultural attractions such as museums and art galleries that showcase the history and culture of Watertown for all to enjoy. All these factors have helped to create a diverse yet close-knit community that makes Watertown an ideal place to live or visit for anyone looking for a peaceful yet vibrant atmosphere.

For population 25 years and over in Watertown

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watertown town

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

7.4% Foreign born (4.9% Europe, 1.7% Asia).


Hospitals/medical centers near Watertown:

  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; WATERBURY, CT)
  • BRISTOL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; BRISTOL, CT)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Watertown:

  • DANBURY MUNI (about 30 miles; DANBURY, CT; Abbreviation: DXR)
  • TWEED-NEW HAVEN (about 30 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Abbreviation: HVN)
  • IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL (about 32 miles; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Abbreviation: BDR)

Other public-use airports nearest to Watertown:

  • WATERBURY (about 7 miles; WATERBURY, CT; Abbreviation: N41)
  • NORTHFIELD (about 8 miles; THOMASTON, CT; Abbreviation: N09)
  • WATERBURY-OXFORD (about 10 miles; OXFORD, CT; Abbreviation: OXC)

Colleges and Universities

Note: See jibin123 for a list of Connecticut graduate schools.

College/University in Watertown:

  • PORTER AND CHESTER INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 148; Location: 320 SYLVAN LAKE RD; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.PORTERCHESTER.COM)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watertown:

  • NAUGATUCK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; WATERBURY, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,834)
  • QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; HAMDEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 5,836)
  • YALE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 11,011)
  • SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 8,808)
  • GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,100)
  • CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 8,967)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN (about 26 miles; WEST HAVEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 3,081)


Public high school in Watertown:

  • WATERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 948; Location: 324 FRENCH ST.; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Watertown:

  • THE TAFT SCHOOL (Students: 551; Location: 110 WOODBURY ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Watertown:

  • FLETCHER W. JUDSON SCHOOL (Students: 431; Location: 124 HAMILTON LN.; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • HEMINWAY PARK SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 37 HEMINWAY PARK RD.; Grades: 06 – 06)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 10 DEFOREST STREET; Grades: PK – 12)

Private primary/middle school in Watertown:

  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST (Students: 225; Location: 760 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG – 8)


Library in Watertown:

  • WATERTOWN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $827,039; Location: 470 MAIN ST.; 67,781 books; 919 audio materials; 600 video materials; 200 serial subscriptions)