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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Norwalk is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 106,404. Norwalk is in Los Angeles County. Living in Norwalk offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Norwalk there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Norwalk and residents tend to be liberal.
About Norwalk...
Population
106,404

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$375,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,450
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    265
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    125
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    393
    500
  • Theft
    1,057
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    390
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Norwalk

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,669
National
$55,322

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Norwalk Reviews

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Norwalk is a small town that is just east of Los Angeles, it is predominately Hispanic. Norwalk is a family friendly city where plenty of families reside. Norwalk may be a small suburb, but it just as other cities with in the Los Angeles area can be and is a bit expensive and not as culturally diverse as other neighborhoods and its architecture is extremely dated. I believe that many cites can thrive just as the big cites that surround them with a few small changes, some of the things I would like to see Norwalk improve on, is it diversity, lowering the amount of rent, ridding the street of some gang violence, and supplying the local markets with healthier food choices.
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Norwalk is honestly one of the greatest cities in Southeast Los Angeles County. There is many places to discover in Norwalk like the civic center, Norwalk town square, plenty of places to eat around this great city. The rent is also pretty cheap, and it is very safe around Norwalk there is not very much crime that goes on around here it is very peaceful, calm, and conservative. This neighborhood has the greatest people you could ever live next to and get to be able to be friends with. In all honesty, of you were to move to Southeast LA, Norwalk would be one of the best choices you could make, you won’t regret living here.
I have lived In Norwalk my whole life so I am familiar with my surroundings. I know where the local restaurants and supermarkets are, and they are all excellent. My go-to's are Stater Brothers and Yoshinoya, which is 5 minutes walking distance from my house. I love that I live in a safe environment. It is also beneficial that my grandpa lives 5 houses away from me and my cousins live 10 houses away from me. If I want to visit my family, travel is not a problem. Usually parties are held there too which allows me to sleepover and just return to my house the next morning. Overall, Norwalk is a very great place, and though there are richer cities, I wouldn't want to leave here.