Naugatuck, CT
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Naugatuck is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 31,538 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Naugatuck is the 30th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Naugatuck is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Naugatuck is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Naugatuck who work in office and administrative support (12.45%), sales jobs (8.99%), and management occupations (8.22%).

Also of interest is that Naugatuck has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall education level of Naugatuck is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.15% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Naugatuck in 2010 was $32,241, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,964 for a family of four. However, Naugatuck contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Naugatuck is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Naugatuck home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Naugatuck residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Naugatuck also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.56% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Naugatuck include Irish, Portuguese, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Naugatuck is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.