Norwalk, IA
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Norwalk is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 10,135 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Norwalk is the 43rd largest community in Iowa.

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.

Norwalk is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Norwalk is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwalk who work in business and financial occupations (14.09%), office and administrative support (13.60%), and sales jobs (13.36%).

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.

Norwalk is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Norwalk’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The population of Norwalk is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.43% of adults in Norwalk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Norwalk in 2010 was $33,567, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,268 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Norwalk include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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