Norwalk is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 16,827 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Norwalk is the 110th largest community in Ohio.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Norwalk is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.40% of the Norwalk workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Norwalk is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwalk who work in office and administrative support (15.69%), sales jobs (8.60%), and management occupations (6.74%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Norwalk rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.31% of adults 25 and older in Norwalk have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Norwalk in 2010 was $22,415, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,660 for a family of four. However, Norwalk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Norwalk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.