Naugatuck Valley Planning Region
Planning region
Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG)
Official logo of Naugatuck Valley Planning Region
Map of Connecticut highlighting Naugatuck Valley Planning Region
Location within the U.S. state of Connecticut
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Connecticut's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°31′N 73°07′W / 41.52°N 73.12°W / 41.52; -73.12
Country United States
State Connecticut
Largest cityWaterbury
Other citiesBristol, Shelton, Ansonia, Derby
 • Executive DirectorRick Dunne
 • Total450,376
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Interactive map of the Naugatuck Valley Planning Region

The Naugatuck Valley Planning Region is a planning region and county-equivalent in Connecticut. It is served by the coterminous Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG). In 2022, planning regions were approved to replace Connecticut's counties as county-equivalents for statistical purposes, with full implementation occurring by 2024.[1][2]


Historical population
2022 (est.)454,083[3]0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 450,376 people living in the Naugatuck Valley Planning Region.[2]


The following municipalities are members of the Naugatuck Valley Region:[4]


  1. ^ "Governor Lamont Announces U.S. Census Bureau Approves Proposal for Connecticut's Planning Regions To Become County Equivalents". Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "Change to County-Equivalents in the State of Connecticut". Federal Register. June 6, 2022. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Naugatuck Valley Planning Region, Connecticut; United States". Retrieved 2023-05-13.
  4. ^ "Our Region". Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments. Retrieved March 24, 2023.