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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,625
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+15,210
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.8%
Median Earnings25+$42,623
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,715
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,755

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,137
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.5%
Median Gross Rent$954
Median House Value$178,800

Ancestry

Italian21.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20%
Irish18.7%
German9.5%
Polish9%
Portuguese8.6%
English7.4%
French Except Basque6.5%
Canadian2.3%
African1.9%
Lithuanian1.8%
Hungarian1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Scottish1%
Russian1%
Swedish1%
Norwegian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Brazilian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Greek0.5%
Cape Verdean0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Naugatuck Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6770
Phone Area Codes203,475
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.48
Approximate Longitude-73.05

Naugatuck Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationSHEPAUG DAM
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp32 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ansonia18,950$65,134
Derby12,755$66,087
Meriden60,203$70,318
New Haven130,405$45,500
Shelton40,979$102,108
Waterbury109,211$48,822

Naugatuck Public Libraries

Howard Whittemore Memorial Library
243 CHURCH ST.
Naugatuck, Connecticut
(203) 729-4591

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Naugatuck Public Schools

Andrew Avenue School
140 Andrew Avenue
ZIP: 6770
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
Central Avenue Preschool
28 Central Avenue
ZIP: 6770
Primary
Total Enrollment 24
City Hill Middle School
441 City Hill Street
ZIP: 6770
Middle
Total Enrollment 680
Cross Street Intermediate School
Cross Street
ZIP: 6770
Middle
Total Enrollment 346
Head Start
28 Central Avenue
ZIP: 6770
Primary
Total Enrollment 121
Hillside Intermediate School
51 Hillside Street
ZIP: 6770
Middle
Total Enrollment 304
Hop Brook Elementary School
75 Crown Street
ZIP: 6770
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Maple Hill School
641 Maple Hill Road
ZIP: 6770
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Naugatuck High School
543 Rubber Avenue
ZIP: 6770
High
Total Enrollment 1259
Salem School
124 Meadow Street
ZIP: 6770
Primary
Total Enrollment 249
Western School
100 Pine Street
ZIP: 6770
Primary
Total Enrollment 265

Naugatuck Private Schools

St Francis-st Hedwig School
294 Church St
ZIP: 6770
Elementary
Total Enrollment 209
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