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Naugatuck, Connecticut
Official seal of Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°29′23″N 73°03′05″W / 41.48972, -73.05139
NECTA Waterbury
Region Central Naugatuck Valley
Incorporated 1844
Consolidated 1895
Government
 - Type Mayor-burgesses
 - Mayor Michael Bronko (R)
Area
 - City 42.7 km²  (16.5 sq mi)
Population (2005)[1]
 - City 31,864
 - Density 750/km² (1,943/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06770
Website: http://www.naugatuckonline.com/

Naugatuck is a borough in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 30,989 at the 2000 census. The town spans both sides of the Naugatuck River just south of Waterbury, and includes the town center of Union City, which has its own post office. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 594 pixelsFull resolution (936 × 695 pixel, file size: 79 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... In the U.S. state of Connecticut, a borough is an incorporated area that typically provides services to a section (usually urban in nature) of a town. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... Nickname: Motto: Quid Aere Perennius (What Is More Lasting Than Brass) Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , Country U.S. State NECTA Waterbury Region Central Naugatuck Valley Incorporated (town) 1686 Incorporated (city) 1853 Consolidated 1902 Government  - Type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor Michael J. Jarjura Area  - City  28. ...


The ZIP code for Naugatuck and Union City is 06770. The town has a Metro North train station. Metro-North (officially MTA Metro-North Railroad) is a suburban commuter railroad running service from New York City to the northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ...

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The Town

Goodyear Metallic Rubber Shoe Company & Downtown Naugatuck (c. 1900)
Goodyear Metallic Rubber Shoe Company & Downtown Naugatuck (c. 1900)

Naugatuck was the location of the first production of Naugahyde, although it is no longer produced there. Charles Goodyear discovered the process of the vulcanization of rubber in the borough. It is home to Peter Paul, the Hershey Foods division that produces Almond Joy and Mounds candy bars. The town common features 11 commissions by the renowned New York architecture firm of McKim, Mead and White. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Goodyear Metallic Rubber Shoe Company, Naugatuck, Conn. ... Goodyear Metallic Rubber Shoe Company, Naugatuck, Conn. ... Pleather is a synthetic leather made out of plastic. ... Charles Goodyear, as illustrated in an 1891 Scientific American article Charles Spencer Goodyear (December 29, 1800 - July 1, 1860) was the first American to vulcanize rubber, a process which he discovered in 1839 and patented on June 15, 1844. ... The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), formerly Hershey Foods Corporation (name changed in April 2005), commonly called Hersheys, is the worlds largest chocolate company. ... Miniature Almond Joy in wrapper Miniature Almond Joy Inside a Miniature Almond Joy An Almond Joy is a small candy bar manufactured by Hersheys. ... Mounds is a candy bar made by Hersheys, and is the sister product of Almond Joy. ... McKim, Mead, and White was the premier architectural firm in the eastern United States at the turn of the twentieth century. ...


Naugatuck was settled in 1701 as a farming community in rural Western Connecticut. As the Industrial Revolution commenced, Naugatuck was transformed into a hardscrabble mill-town like its neighbors in the Naugatuck Valley. Rubber was the chiefly manufactured product, produced well into the 1980s. A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ...

Salem School, from a 1905 postcard

As American manufacturing declined in the late 20th Century, the mills closed and the town fell on largely hard times. With the expansion of suburbs, especially in New Haven and Fairfield County, the town is largely a bedroom community for the lower-middle class. With this, many of Naugatuck's neighbors are fairly wealthy. Middlebury and Oxford are affluent towns that have higher performing school districts, but the price to live in these suburbs is high. Currently, many new more expensive homes are being built as people from Fairfield county and other areas are looking for more affordable housing and convenient access to major highways. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “New Haven” redirects here. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...


The local high school, Naugatuck High School, has a storied football rivalry with the high school in Ansonia that is one of the longest in America. Like the other high schools in the Naugatuck Valley, the two teams meet the morning of Thanksgiving Day. The first meeting was in 1900. Ansonia is the long-term winner in the series. Naugatuck High School's mascot is the greyhound. Naugatuck High School is a high school (grades 9-12) in Naugatuck, New Haven County, Connecticut. ... A list of long-standing High School Football Rivalries: Categories: | | | ... Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ...


The town of Naugatuck is affectionately referred to as "Naugy", or "The Tuck" by its residents.


Government

The mayor is Michael Bronko, a Republican first elected in 2007.


Naugatuck is unique in Connecticut government for being the only municipality called a "borough". Every other borough in Connecticut is a special services district located within another "town", the unit of Connecticut local government. Naugatuck is technically a merged borough-town with a town clerk and a borough clerk managing official records, much like Connecticut cities are technically merged city-towns with two clerks (city and town). Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ...


Naugatuck is also one of the few municipalities to elect its local officials during May of odd-numbered years, along with the other boroughs and two rural towns (Bethany and Ashford). Other Connecticut towns and cities elect their officials in November of odd numbered years. Bethany is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Ashford is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ...


Current Naugatuck Officials
Mayor: Michael Bronko (R)
Deputy Mayor: Tamath K Rossi (R)


Burgess
Tony Campbell (D)
Mindy V. Fragoso (D)
Henry Kogut (R)
Robert A. Neth (R)
Robert H. Woodfield (R)
Robert J. Burns (D)
Dorothy Hoff (R)


Superintendent
John Tindall-Gibson Ed.D


Board of Education:
Barbara Daniels (D)
Authur Dessureau, Jr. (D)
Loraine Dibble (R)
Deborah Gilnack (R)
Barnara Lewis (R)
Wanda Mascola (D)
Rocky Vitale (R)


Econonmic Development Commission
Chester Cornacchia - Chair
William Hass - Vice Chair
Charles Marenghi
Ray Kryskowsi
Alipio Da Silva
Robert Hill
Kathy McGrath
John Kenworthy
Ralph Roper
Doug Brinckerhoff


Zoning Commission
Michael Ciacciarella - Chair (D)
Diana Raczkowski (D)
Neil Mascola (D)
Matthew R. Katra (R)
Stanley L. Jaroneczyk (R)
Sue Plaskon - Alternate (R)


On the National Register of Historic Places

  • Bronson B. Tuttle House — 380 Church St. (added December 29, 1990)
  • Naugatuck Center Historic District — Roughly bounded by Fairview Avenue, Hillside Avenue, Terrace Avenue, Water Street and Pleasant View Street (added August 30, 1999)
  • Salem School — 124 Meadow St. (added December 3, 1983)
  • US Post Office-Naugatuck Main — Church and Cedar Streets (added February 21, 1986)

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 42.6 km² (16.5 mi²). 42.4 km² (16.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.36%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 30,989 people, 11,829 households, and 8,292 families residing in the borough. The population density was 730.0/km² (1,890.9/mi²). There were 12,341 housing units at an average density of 290.7/km² (753.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.76% White, 2.85% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.68% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.58% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.47% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 11,829 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.13. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $51,247, and the median income for a family was $59,286. Males had a median income of $42,103 versus $29,971 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,757. About 0.9% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[2]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 5,497 172 5,669 32.29%
  Republican 3,222 123 3,345 19.05%
  Unaffiliated 8,011 369 8,380 47.73%
  Minor Parties 154 9 163 0.93%
Total 16,884 673 17,557 100%

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Notable Residents

  • Clarence Joseph Fortin - restauranteur
  • Frank "Spec" Shea - professional baseball player

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates
  2. ^ Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005 (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2006-10-02.

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Naugatuck was settled in 1701 as a farming community in rural Western Connecticut.
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Naugatuck is also one of the few municipalities to elect its local officials during May of odd-numbered years, along with the other boroughs and two rural towns (Bethany and Ashford).
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The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers.
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