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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Norwalk is a town in Connecticut with a population of 88,537. Norwalk is in Fairfield County. Living in Norwalk offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Norwalk there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Norwalk and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Norwalk are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$421,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,562
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Norwalk Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    211.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    54.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    164.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,209.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    131.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Norwalk

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,546
National
$55,322
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Norwalk Reviews

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Norwalk is a diverse town that provides a strong community life. The resturants and night life in SoNo bring people from all the surrounding towns and is a great place to meet people, especially for those who enjoy a good night out. The town has access to nice beaches, good schools and great homes. Overall Norwalk is a diverse and big city and a good choice to start a family in!
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Norwalk is a U.S. city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk lies within both the New York metropolitan area as well as the Bridgeport metropolitan area. It is both super suburban and super crowded.

Norwalk is the sixth most populous city in Connecticut, and you can tell. According to the 2010 United States Census it has had a population of 85,603; with an estimated population of 88,438 in 2016. The roads are super crowded in the most frustrating of intersections. I hate doing errands in Norwalk. The meritt is crazy, which I think is fun except when no one is moving.
I've lived in Norwalk all my life and am currently raising a family here. The great thing about Norwalk is it has just about anything you are looking for. There are quiet little communities, newly built trendy apartments for young adults, wealthy areas, poor areas, middle class areas, wooded areas, beach communities, typical suburbs etc. The beaches are beautifully maintained and there are lots of parks and playgrounds. People from surrounding communities come into Norwalk for our great restaurants, bars and shopping. The convenience of living here cannot be understated. Everything you need is within 5 minutes and in town. I rarely leave town for shopping, if ever.

The people in Norwalk are really down to earth and unpretentious, but a little guarded.

The school system is the best of the three major cities in the area (Norwalk, Bridgeport, Stamford). If you are an involved parent your children will get everything they need from the school system.