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Norwich, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Norwich had a population of 40,423 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 40,423
Daytime Population: Workers 18,698
Daytime Population: Residents 19,287
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,985
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 39,939
Population in Familes 29,599
Population in Group Qrtrs 484
Population Density2 1,441
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $52,197
Average Household Income $70,413
Per Capita Income $28,921


Total Housing Units 19,027 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,925 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,497 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,605 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $200,658
Average Home Value $210,006


Total Households 16,422
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 9,693
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 -0.02% 0.1%
Households -0.15% 0.03%
Families -0.27% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 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 # 18 88th
Population Density # 68 53rd
Diversity Index # 18 88th
Median Household Income # 118 18th
Per Capita Income # 112 22nd

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