Norwalk, CA
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Norwalk is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 107,140 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Norwalk is the 58th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Norwalk are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities, Norwalk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Norwalk are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Norwalk is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwalk who work in office and administrative support (18.00%), sales jobs (10.72%), and food service (6.11%).

In Norwalk, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.78 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Norwalk rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.39% of adults 25 and older in Norwalk have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Norwalk in 2010 was $19,376, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,504 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Norwalk, accounting for 69.74% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Norwalk residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Norwalk include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Norwalk's cultural character, accounting for 34.50% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Norwalk is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.