Introduction to Naugatuck, Connecticut

Naugatuck, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 5 miles S of Waterbury, Connecticut and 70 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is part of the Waterbury metropolitan statistical area. About 30,989 people live in Naugatuck.

Naugatuck History

This town was originally settled in by Europeans in1701. It began as a farming community, but with the Industrial Revolution the area developed into a mill town. The chief product manufactured in Naugatuck was rubber. Other things, ranging from needles and common pins to candy bars, gradually began to be produced in Naugatuck as well. However, due to the decline of the American manufacturing industry towards the end of 20th century, the town turned into a bedroom community.

Naugatuck and nearby Attractions

  • Quassy Amusement Park
  • Timexpo Museum
  • Mattatuck Museum
  • Railroad Museum of New England
  • Southford Falls State Park
  • Mount Southington

Things To Do In Naugatuck

Opportunities for recreational activities in Naugatuck include museums, golf courses and public parks. There are some excellent museums in the area where one can learn about the region's history and culture. For outdoor recreation, one can visit the golf courses and parks in and around the town.

Naugatuck Transportation

The Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Naugatuck Higher Education

Naugatuck Valley Community College, Quinnipiac University, Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University are nearby.


Total Population 31,790
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 15,847
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.5%
Median Earnings25+ $40,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,048


Median Family Income $77,372
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $988
Median House Value $192,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 20%

Naugatuck Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06770
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.485
Longitude -73.051

Naugatuck Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ansonia 19,128 $61,840
Derby 12,837 $65,087
Meriden 60,616 $62,426
New Haven 130,553 $46,066
Shelton 40,472 $105,833
Waterbury 109,887 $48,256
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