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 91,230 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 91,230
Daytime Population: Workers 51,496
Daytime Population: Residents 42,642
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 94,138
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 90,388
Population in Familes 70,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 842
Population Density2 3,986
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $79,439
Average Household Income $111,460
Per Capita Income $42,787


Total Housing Units 37,020 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,419 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,410 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,191 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $450,247
Average Home Value $513,113


Total Households 34,829
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 21,974
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.88% 0.77%
Households 0.66% 0.67%
Families 0.52% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 2017 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 Density # 15 90th
Diversity Index # 12 92nd
Median Household Income # 59 59th
Per Capita Income # 61 58th

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