A+ Norwalk Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Norwalk Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Connecticut
14646% more expensive than the US average
12424% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Norwalk cost of living
B Norwalk Crime Total crime is 5% lower than Connecticut
Total crime
1,78831% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5631% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Norwalk crime
C+ Norwalk Employment Household income is 13% higher than Connecticut
Median household income
$80,89646% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$45,38752% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%24% higher than the US average
Norwalk employment
F Norwalk Housing Home value is 55% higher than Connecticut
Median home value
$416,800126% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,47756% higher than the US average
Home ownership
61%4% lower than the US average
Norwalk real estate or Norwalk rentals
D- Norwalk Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
41%17% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:111% lower than the US average
Norwalk K-12 schools or Norwalk colleges

Living in Norwalk, CT

Norwalk is a medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. The city has a population of 87,930 inhabitants. In Norwalk, there are 3,842 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Norwalk is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Norwalk might be a good fit as 72% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 57% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Living in Norwalk can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Connecticut, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Norwalk and in the areas around Norwalk is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 64/100, Norwalk is ranked #19,304 in the United States and #112 in Connecticut. If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Norwalk ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (B-). On a more negative note, Norwalk does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F), education (D-) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Norwalk has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Norwalk: The Maritime Aquarium, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, and South Norwalk Historic District (SoNo).

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Norwalk is real estate affordability. The median home price for Norwalk homes is $416,800, which is 54.8% higher than the Connecticut 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 5.2, which is 36.8% higher than the Connecticut average.

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      Relax and Unwind in Norwalk, Connecticut

      I spent four days on vacation in September 09 in the city of Norwalk, Connecticut with my husband and we had a great time. Norwalk is located on the Long Island Sound and it's a great place to relax and unwind.

      If you're planning a trip to Norwalk, a trip to the Maritime Aquarium is a must see. The Aquarium is located in the South Norwalk section of town or SoNo, and specializes in the animals and ecology of the Long Island Sound. There's also an IMAX theater at the Maritime Aquarium. The SoNo area has lots of bars and restaurants and is the hip place to go for restaurants and nightlife. In Norwalk, there's a ferry which goes to Sheffield Island which is a nature preserve and also has a historic 182 year old lighthouse. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a 62 room mansion which has been used in filming The Stepford Wives and the House of Dark Shadows. The house has a gothic look and appeal and I'm told is decorated for Christmas and other occassions. Also right beside the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is the Stepping Stones Museum for Children which houses several interactive exhibits for children 10 and under.
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      Source: The Norwalk, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).