Watertown, CT Senior Guide

The Watertown, CT Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Watertown live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Watertown with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Watertown, CT seniors.

  • 16% of the population of Watertown, CT are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 31% of those seniors living in Watertown, CT are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 3% of Watertown senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 25% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 0% of Watertown, CT residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Watertown is $14,321/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Watertown senior is $31,818 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Connecticut ranks 11th for Long Term Care and 10th for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 77 working seniors in Watertown Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 31% of the seniors in Watertown are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (18%) working aged (66%) seniors (16%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Watertown, CT.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 181 seniors living alone in Watertown. Of these, 71% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

37% of males 65 and older are married compared with 39% of females.
43% of females are widowed compared with 26% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 0% of Watertown senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 12% of Watertown senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

0% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Connecticut

Care TypeConnecticut Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$763$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,679$1,492
Assisted Living$5,575$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,813$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$4,195$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$12,167$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$13,231$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Connecticut with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Connecticut Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Connecticut's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionConnecticut 2011 RankConnecticut 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#8#4
Choice of Setting & Provider#25#22
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#17#6
Support for Family Caregivers#20#30
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#39
Overall Rank#11#11

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Connecticut

Click here for an expanded view of Connecticut's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Connecticut 2013 Rank Connecticut 2015 Rank
Overall #8 #10
All Determinants #8 #11
Behaviors #9 #21
Smoking #13 #10
Chronic Drinking #27 #39
Obesity #12 #20
Underweight #22 #10
Physical Inactivity #23 #27
Dental Visit #1 #4
Pain Management #26 #43
Education #5 #6
Community #10 #20
Community & Environment - Macro #5 #16
Poverty #5 #6
Volunteerism #14 #25
Nursing Home Quality #13 #19
Community & Environment - Micro #22 #28
Food Insecurity #10 #27
Community Support #14 #19
Policy #15 #9
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #38 #38
Prescription Drug Coverage #24 #24
Geriatrician Shortfall #7 #5
Clinical Care #25 #21
Dedicated Health Care Provider #10 #3
Flu Vaccine #29 #21
Health Screenings #4 #7
Recommended Hospital Care #43 #37
Diabetes Management #11 #20
Home Health Care #22 #18
Preventable Hospitalizations #22 #26
Hospital Readmissions #33 #31
Hospice Care #41 #38
Hospital Deaths #37 #39
All Outcomes #4 #6
ICU Use #27 #35
Falls #4 #10
Hip Fracture #3 #4
Health Status #15 #8
Able-bodied #2 #2
Premature Death #3 #2
Teeth Extractions #2 #14
Poor Mental Health Days #19 #16
Multiple Chronic Conditions #35 #37
Cognition #8 #9
Depression #22 #24

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Watertown, CT financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Watertown is $31,818 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

43% of senior households in Watertown earn less than $30,000 per year, while 9% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Watertown is $14,321 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Watertown is $11,484 Source: Census.gov ACS
15% of seniors in Watertown, CT are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

25% of Watertown seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

91% of seniors living in Watertown speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
50% of the seniors in Watertown are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

40% of senior homeowners in Watertown have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • State Department on Aging

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    55 Farmington Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06105
    Amy Porter
    (860) 424-5274
    Aging.sda@ct.gov
    Website
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • The CHOICES Program

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    25 Sigourney Street
    Hartford, CT 06106
    Margaret Gerundo-Murkette
    (860) 424-5322
    Website
  • Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Area Agencies on Aging, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance
    84 Progress Lane
    Waterbury, CT 06705
    Christina Fishbein
    (203) 757-5449
    info@WCAAA.org
    Website
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, EST Monday to Friday
  • Adult Protective Services

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    55 Farmington Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06105
    Dorian Long
    (888) 385-4225
    Website
  • Western CT Community Choices

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    1183 New Haven Rd.
    Naugatuck, MO 06670
    (203) 729-3299
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman
    55 Farmington Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06105
    (860) 424-5200
    ltcop@ct.gov
    Website
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.