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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 106,360. 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
106,360

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$350,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,384
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    237
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    31
    41
  • Robbery
    129
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    346
    500
  • Theft
    1,047
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    434
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,050
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%
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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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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.
Norwalk is a good place to get a college student or other young adult started with living independently. There are a lot of establishments that hold potential job postitions that young people might find appealing, there are plenty of stores to do cheap grocery shopping at, plenty of fast food restaurants and typical young adult hangouts and workout options. One thing I wish could be added in is some higher end shops and restaurants, just so there is a wider range of choice.