For Immediate Release:

Glenda Prentiss
Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

NVCOG Regional Profile Report Now Available

Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) staff recently completed an update to the Regional Profile for the 19 municipalities comprising the NVCOG region. The Regional Profile compiles population, economic, and housing data from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

This report provides useful statistical data to public officials, local organizations, developers, private citizens, students, businesses, and others interested in population, housing and economic trends. NVCOG staff prepares an update each year. The data is intended to assist municipalities with grant applications, updates to planning and economic development documents, and provide information to local boards and commissions. An analysis and overview of important regional trends is found in the beginning of the report. More detailed tables and maps showing information for each municipality are found in the appendices.

As a supplement to the Regional Profile, NVCOG staff has created an interactive web-based application to provide access to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data at the block group or block level. This tool allows users to obtain statistics for smaller areas within a municipality.

The Regional Profile report and web-based application can found on NVCOG’s website at

“Just as the State of Connecticut is very diverse as a whole, the NVCOG region demonstrates considerable diversity in demographic data, which the Regional Profile summarizes well,” said NVCOG GIS Program Coordinator Glenda Prentiss. “Providing supplemental access to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data at the block group or block level is a new feature that offers the opportunity to provide even more specific data.”