Norwich is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,968 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Norwich is the 240th largest community in New York. 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.
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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwich who work in office and administrative support (15.92%), sales jobs (8.49%), and food service (8.01%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.67 minutes getting to work every day.
The population of Norwich overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Norwich, 24.36% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Norwich in 2010 was $20,873, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,492 for a family of four. However, Norwich contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Important ancestries of people in Norwich include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Norwich is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.