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.

Norwalk is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (18.17%), sales jobs (10.89%), and food service (5.98%).

One downside of living in Norwalk, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.27 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Norwalk with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.20% of adults in Norwalk have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Norwalk in 2010 was $19,584, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,336 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 70.34% 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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Norwalk include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Norwalk also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.17%.

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