Norwalk 64 Below average
Norwalk Livability #693 ranked city in California#18,216 ranked city in the USARanks better than 37% of areas
A+ Norwalk Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Norwalk Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than California
13030% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Norwalk cost of living
C- Norwalk Crime Total crime is 18% lower than California
Total crime
2,1289% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 479% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
12%Year over year crime is up
Norwalk crime
D Norwalk Employment Household income is 4% lower than California
Median household income
$61,05010% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$20,04633% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%4% higher than the US average
Norwalk employment
D Norwalk Housing Home value is 14% lower than California
Median home value
$350,60090% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,38446% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%1% lower than the US average
Norwalk real estate or Norwalk rentals
F Norwalk Schools HS graduation rate is 11% lower than California
High school grad. rates
71%15% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:139% higher than the US average
Norwalk K-12 schools
A Norwalk User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Norwalk
Overall user rating
81% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
74% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Norwalk, CA

      Located in the state of California, Norwalk is a mid-sized city with a population of 106,360 residents. Norwalk has a population density of 10,955 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Norwalk identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 54% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Norwalk, California could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Norwalk, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, employment and more.

      With a livability score of 66 out of 100, Norwalk is ranked #16,450 in the United States and #605 in California. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Norwalk scores well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). The bad news for Norwalk, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D) and housing (D).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Norwalk on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Norwalk. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Norwalk are affordable. The median home price for Norwalk homes is $350,600, which is 14.3% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Norwalk, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.7, which is 10.9% lower than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Norwalk area were 3.8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 8.7%.

      Norwalk transportation information

      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.2%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.2%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Norwalk, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).