Norwich, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Norwich, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Norwich had a population of 40,456 as of July 1, 2016. Norwich ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Norwich is located at latitude 41.5479 and longitude -72.0895 in New London County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norwich (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.06 sq. miles and a water area of 1.35 sq. miles. New London County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Norwich (GNIS ID: 2378289) 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 Norwich is located within Town of Norwich, a minor civil division (MCD) of New London County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norwich 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 Norwich: Chelsea, Norwich Landing, Norwick, Rose of New England.

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


Total Population 40,456
Population in Households 39,942
Population in Familes 29,701
Population in Group Qrtrs 514
Population Density1 1,442
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 16,488
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 9,766
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,005 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,483 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,502 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $192,478
Average Home Value $199,735


Median Household Income $49,779
Average Household Income $67,727
Per Capita Income $27,937
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.06%
Households -0.11% 0.02%
Families -0.19% -0.03%
Median Household Income   -0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
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.

Norwich, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norwich 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 # 18 88th
Population Density1 # 69 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 17 89th
Median Household Income # 120 16th
Per Capita Income # 113 21st

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