Norwalk, California Population 2021

102,251
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Norwalk is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 102,251, it is the 72nd largest city in California and the 310th largest city in the United States. Norwalk is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -3.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 105,549 in 2010. Norwalk reached it's highest population of 106,237 in 2015. Spanning over 10 miles, Norwalk has a population density of 10,532 people per square mile.

The average household income in Norwalk is $83,461 with a poverty rate of 11.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,592 per month, and the median house value is $440,800. The median age in Norwalk is 34.9 years, 33.8 years for males, and 36 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.6 males.

Norwalk Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Norwalk was:

  • Other race: 39.99%
  • White: 37.34%
  • Asian: 13.70%
  • Black or African American: 4.74%
  • Two or more races: 3.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.45%
The current population of Norwalk, California is 102,251, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 104,798.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 105,549.

Norwalk, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Some Other Race42,10739.99%
White39,32237.34%
Asian14,43113.70%
Black or African American4,9944.74%
Two or More Races3,2443.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7280.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native4780.45%
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Norwalk Population by Race

Norwalk Population Pyramid 2021

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Norwalk Median Age

34.9


Total

33.8


Male

36


Female

Norwalk Adults

There are 79,745 adults, (12,541 of whom are seniors) in Norwalk.

Norwalk Age Dependency

56.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Norwalk Sex Ratio

Female

52,759

50.10%

Male

52,545

49.90%

Norwalk Population by Age

Norwalk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Norwalk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.2%29.8%
All63.6%36.4%
Female57.4%42.6%
Male57.2%42.8%
Non Family52.1%47.9%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Norwalk Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,9643.8163.6
Married15,0514.3970.2
Female5,1604.257.4
Non Family4,5471.452.1
Male2,2063.9457.2

4.15

Average Family Size

3.81

Average Household Size

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Norwalk Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,71014.12%
9th to 12th Grade6,5049.46%
High School Graduate19,57628.48%
Some College14,61421.26%
Associates Degree5,4777.97%
Bachelors Degree9,72214.14%
Graduate Degree3,1454.57%
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Norwalk Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Norwalk Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic43,95430,6415,054
Other Race24,92217,3022,578
Asian11,34710,0114,979
White8,8797,7421,790
Black3,4323,085768
Multiple Races1,7111,437349
Islander46142061
Native American35325066

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 91.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.88%.

Norwalk Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,582$40,684$30,730
Less Than High School$26,229$32,068$18,872
High School Grad$32,693$37,181$24,877
Some College$38,906$45,431$32,326
Bachelors Degree$47,422$51,310$44,672
Graduate Degree$68,000$76,179$63,750

$36,582

Average Earnings

$40,684

Average Male

$30,730

Average Female

Norwalk Earnings by Educational Attainment

Norwalk Language by Age

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Norwalk Language

33.02% of Norwalk residents speak only English, while 66.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 54.24% of the population.

Norwalk Language

Norwalk Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic72,9498,24611.30%
Other41,9724,45210.61%
Asian14,3551,46610.21%
White10,4341,30912.55%
Black4,77157111.97%
Multiple3,2233109.62%
Native4689219.66%

11.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.19%

Male Poverty Rate

11.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norwalk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norwalk is Native, with 19.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norwalk is Multiple, with 9.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.54%.

Norwalk Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.14%
High School10.65%
Some College6.40%
Bachelors or Greater5.33%

Norwalk Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.14%
Male Unemployed19.43%
Female Employed5.42%
Male Employed4.33%

Norwalk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Norwalk Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,667$83,461
Families$75,219$85,891
Married Families$84,538$94,702
Non Families$36,775$52,908
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Income by Household Type

Norwalk Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Norwalk Married by Age and Sex

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Norwalk Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Norwalk Marital Status by Race

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Norwalk Marital Status

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2,523

Number of Veterans

2,361

Male Veterans

162

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam871
Second Gulf War513
First Gulf War347
Korea168
World War II153

Norwalk Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74583
55 to 64566
75+550
35 to 54520
18 to 34304

Norwalk Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4584.78%
Hispanic1,1832.25%
Other4771.59%
Asian2191.77%
Black1754.51%
2 or More1668.50%
Indian184.10%
Hawaiian102.07%

Norwalk Veterans by Race

Norwalk Veterans by Education

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11.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norwalk Veterans by Education

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62.8%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Norwalk Employment by Age

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Norwalk Employment by Race

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Norwalk Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.63%

Born in California

65.87%

Native Born

34.13%

Foreign Born

14.25%

Non Citizen

19.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.87% of Norwalk residents were born in the United States, with 58.63% having been born in California. 14.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Norwalk Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021102,251-849-0.82%
2020103,100-849-0.82%
2019103,949-849-0.81%
2018104,798-668-0.63%
2017105,466-378-0.36%
2016105,844-393-0.37%
2015106,237480.05%
2014106,189670.06%
2013106,1221460.14%
2012105,976730.07%
2011105,9033590.34%
2010105,5441,2210.12%
2000104,32310,0441.02%
199094,2799,3781.05%
198084,901-5,263-0.60%
197090,1641,4250.16%
196088,73985,03917.22%
19403,7003,1004.65%
19006000.00%

Norwalk Population by Year