Norwalk is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 91,194 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Norwalk is the sixth largest community in Connecticut.
Norwalk home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Norwalk real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Norwalk has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.03% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another interesting thing about Norwalk, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Norwalk is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Norwalk is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Norwalk area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Norwalk is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.30% of adults in Norwalk have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Norwalk in 2018 was $54,821, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $219,284 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. The greatest number of Norwalk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Norwalk also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Norwalk include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Norwalk has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.22%).
The most common language spoken in Norwalk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.