Norwalk, IA
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Norwalk is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 11,517 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Norwalk is the 43rd largest community in Iowa. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Norwalk, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Norwalk, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Norwalk’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Norwalk does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $82,289.00.

Norwalk real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Norwalk house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwalk who work in business and financial occupations (14.96%), sales jobs (12.11%), and office and administrative support (11.68%).

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.

Because of many things, Norwalk is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Norwalk a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Norwalk has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Norwalk’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Being a small city, Norwalk does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Norwalk are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.33% of adults in Norwalk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norwalk in 2010 was $39,462, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,848 for a family of four.

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. Important ancestries of people in Norwalk include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

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