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A+ Norwich Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Norwich Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% lower than Connecticut
Norwich
1066% more expensive than the US average
Connecticut
12020% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Norwich cost of living
B+ Norwich Crime Total crime is 11% lower than Connecticut
Total crime
1,78735% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5635% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Norwich crime
D- Norwich Employment Household income is 28% lower than Connecticut
Median household income
$51,7586% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$27,8257% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%45% higher than the US average
Norwich employment
F Norwich Housing Home value is 37% lower than Connecticut
Median home value
$169,6008% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9652% higher than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Norwich real estate or Norwich rentals
F Norwich Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
28%43% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Norwich K-12 schools or Norwich colleges

Living in Norwich, CT

Located in the state of Connecticut, Norwich is a moderately-sized city with a population of 40,057 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Norwich is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Norwich is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 22 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Norwich could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Connecticut if you know where to search. With useful information like crime, cost of living, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Norwich and in the areas around Norwich is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Norwich has received a livability score of 62 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 25th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Norwich ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (B). Norwich does not rank well for the following: cost of living (D), weather (D), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Norwich 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 Norwich: The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwichtown Historic Cemetary, and Slater Memorial Museum.

Assuming that Norwich meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Norwich. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Norwich are simply unattainable. The median home price for Norwich homes is $169,600, which is 37% lower than the Connecticut average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Norwich, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 13.2% lower than the Connecticut average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Norwich were 1.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 0.7%.

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Compare Norwich, CT Livability To Other Cities

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Nightlife2/10
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Even though Norwich, Connecticut is small, it's packed with history and fun things to do, which is why I love it!

Norwich has quite a few fun museums, historical sites, and pleasant walks you can take. It is also full of restaurants, ranging from Chinese food to pizza, ice cream to sushi.

Housing in Norwich is easy to come by, and most houses are mid-sized, and well under 500,000 dollars, which makes Norwich great if you are moving there with a family or children. I love that the fact that Norwich has everything you need, like a grocery store, a hospital, a gym, etc., but you still get the community feel from it.

One thing about Norwich that leaves little to be desired are the schools. The schools are crowded and the education isn't great. However, nearby cities have great schools.

If the small town feel gets boring, you can head on over to New York City in less than 3 hours!
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Source: The Norwich, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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