Norwich, CT
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Norwich is a medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 39,899 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Norwich is the 24th largest community in Connecticut. Norwich has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Norwich is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Norwich is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwich who work in office and administrative support (13.17%), personal care services (11.69%), and food service (11.01%).

The percentage of adults in Norwich who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.38% of the adults in Norwich have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Norwich in 2010 was $26,823, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,292 for a family of four. However, Norwich contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Norwich is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Norwich home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norwich residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Norwich also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Norwich include Italian, French , German, and Polish.

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