Norwalk is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 88,816 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Norwalk is the sixth largest community in Connecticut.
Norwalk home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Norwalk real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Norwalk is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Norwalk is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwalk who work in management occupations (12.37%), sales jobs (11.86%), and office and administrative support (10.37%).
Also of interest is that Norwalk has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another interesting thing about Norwalk, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Norwalk is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Norwalk is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Norwalk, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Norwalk are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.40% of adults in Norwalk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Norwalk in 2018 was $50,098, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $200,392 for a family of four. However, Norwalk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Norwalk is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Norwalk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norwalk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Norwalk also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Norwalk include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Norwalk has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.13%).
The most common language spoken in Norwalk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.