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 85.73% 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 office and administrative support (14.67%), sales jobs (13.20%), and business and financial occupations (12.64%).

Because of many things, Norwalk is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Norwalk really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Norwalk perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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: 34.89% of adults in Norwalk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Norwalk in 2010 was $31,952, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,808 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Norwalk include Irish, English, Danish, and Italian.

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