Norwich is a tiny city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 475 people and just one neighborhood, Norwich is the 249th largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Norwich was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Norwich is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Norwich is a city of service providers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwich who work in healthcare suport services (11.33%), management occupations (10.00%) and office and administrative support (9.33%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.53% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Norwich 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, Norwich really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Norwich 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.
As is often the case in a small city, Norwich doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.