Naugatuck has the 982nd largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Naugatuck is part of the New Haven metro area. Unemployment in the New Haven area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. New Haven has the 60th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Naugatuck is above average at $53,680, and the median cost of a home in Naugatuck is $192,500, which is above the national average. 24% of workers in Naugatuck hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Naugatuck. 79% of Naugatuck workers drive to work alone, 4% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Naugatuck spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.