Norwalk, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Norwalk, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Norwalk is the 6th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 90,476 as of July 1, 2016. Norwalk ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Norwalk is located at latitude 41.0927 and longitude -73.4198 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norwalk (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.89 sq. miles and a water area of 13.49 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Norwalk (GNIS ID: 2378288) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Norwalk is located within Town of Norwalk, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norwalk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Norwalk: Chichester, Naramake, Norwaake, The Bridge, The Great Bridge.


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Norwalk, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 90,476
Population in Households 89,656
Population in Familes 70,472
Population in Group Qrtrs 820
Population Density1 3,953
Diversity Index2 74
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 34,684
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 21,934
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 37,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,498 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,186 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,353 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $452,255
Average Home Value $516,467
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,965
Average Household Income $109,469
Per Capita Income $42,196
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.93%
Households 0.69% 0.81%
Families 0.58% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Norwalk, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norwalk to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 96th
Population Density1 # 15 90th
Diversity Index2 # 13 92nd
Median Household Income # 57 61st
Per Capita Income # 59 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Connecticut Census Data Comparison Tool.