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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Norwich is a town in New York with a population of 6,979. Norwich is in Chenango County. Living in Norwich offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Norwich and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Norwich Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    72
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    201
    41
  • Robbery
    87
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    433
    500
  • Theft
    3,175
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,294
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Norwich is a small little town with very little to do. Although there isn't much to do Norwich has it's beautiful nature spots. If you like to hike there is a stone quarry we can hike up that overlooks the entire town. It is quite memorizing and beautiful. If you are just starting a family Norwich would not be a bad town to live in. It is about an hour from 2 major cities, Binghamton and Syracuse but it is a nice town overall.
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Have lived in Norwich, or the surrounding area my entire life and have seen many significant changes, some good, some bad. In 1968 the city had some 12,000 residents, but now almost 50 years later, there is less than 9,000 people in the city. I miss some of the storefronts that used to adorn main street. The influx of drugs and crime for a small community is eyeopening and not a welcomed change. I wish that the price of milk and bread and gasoline would be like it was in the early years. Norwich was a great city to grow up in, but I am glad my children are grown and moved away to a better, safer community.
There are many things that I enjoyed about Norwich. Norwich is a relatively small town that cares a tremendous deal about all of the residents who live in the area. Although the town has seen many rough times, we still come together as a community to help those who need to be helped. Recently we have had a problem with drug use. If I was to change one thing it would be to help these individuals find a better way to express their frustration in their lives without resorting to hurting themseleves and their community.