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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$965
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Norwich Rankings

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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
    211
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    53
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    382
    500
  • Theft
    1,054
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,758
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Norwich has practically every you need in a town, a reliable hospital, dentists, multiple grocery stores, restaurants, and so much more. The only thing that comes to mind when I think of change would be adding more fun activities and restaurants, since as of now we have practically nothing. As a teenager I have very rarely hung out or participated in anything not school-related in our town. Yet besides this, Norwich provides a person with practically every need they could have.
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I've lived here all my life. This town has thusfar treated me well but there isn't much to do here. There is no nightlife, and there are very few restaurants. The community is diverse but many are low income. The schools are some of the worst in the area and that is only by test scores. There are many things that require going out of town to do, such as shopping and movie viewing. This town used to be one of the most prosperous and now it just seems washed out and dingy. The town budget reflects that immensely, there is no interest in making the town look or feel better and most interesting chain businesses don't do well here.
I had moved to Norwich for a few years back in the 1980's when downtown was not safe. Nothing for the kids to do but get in trouble or do drugs. Downtown has potential but many store fronts just sit empty collecting dust. such a shame. You have to travel to Hartford or new haven for entertainment. Soon as I was old enough moved back to my hometown of Brooklyn, NY . I still go visit friends in Norwich and still can't believe how little it has changed.