Norwalk, California Population 2022

102,217
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Norwalk is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 102,217, it is the 75th largest city in California and the 337th largest city in the United States. Norwalk is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually and its population has decreased by -0.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 102,773 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Norwalk has a population density of 10,529 people per square mile.

The average household income in Norwalk is $83,461 with a poverty rate of 9.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,678 per month, and the median house value is $461,000. The median age in Norwalk is 34.9 years, 33.8 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Norwalk Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Norwalkwas:

  • White: 37.22%
  • Other race: 36.76%
  • Asian: 13.23%
  • Two or more races: 6.26%
  • Black or African American: 5.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.46%
The current population of Norwalk, California is 102,217 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 102,773.

Norwalk, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,90937.22%
Black or African American5,6865.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native4800.46%
Asian13,82513.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6560.63%
Some Other Race38,42236.76%
Two or More Races6,5466.26%
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Norwalk Population by Race

Norwalk Population Pyramid 2022

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Norwalk Median Age

35.3


Total

34.1


Male

36.6


Female

Norwalk Adults

There are 79,835 adults, (13,912 of whom are seniors) in Norwalk.

Norwalk Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Norwalk Sex Ratio

Female

52,042

49.79%

Male

52,482

50.21%

Norwalk Population by Age

Norwalk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Norwalk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.2%26.8%
All66.1%33.9%
Female61%39%
Male57.8%42.2%
Non Family52.9%47.1%

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Norwalk Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,7483.8166.1
Married14,8624.4173.2
Male2,4573.9557.8
Female4,9604.1161
Non Family4,4691.4152.9

4.13

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 Grade9,58413.73%
9th to 12th Grade6,1938.87%
High School Graduate20,19328.93%
Some College14,52820.81%
Associates Degree5,1667.40%
Bachelors Degree10,92215.65%
Graduate Degree3,2184.61%
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Norwalk Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Norwalk Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian11,0059,8965,381
Black3,7633,293937
White9,7738,5621,865
2+ Races3,9833,211663
Native American35521155
Hispanic43,81230,9285,540
Other Race23,51616,1342,853
Islander45141340

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 91.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.90%.

Norwalk Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,936$43,151$32,319
Less Than 9th Grade$28,723$32,494$23,102
High School Graduate$35,001$38,920$27,225
Some College$41,390$50,755$35,353
Bachelors Degree$47,679$53,134$42,835
Graduate Degree$65,182$64,868$65,266

$37,936

Average Earnings

$43,151

Average Male

$32,319

Average Female

Norwalk Earnings by Educational Attainment

Norwalk Language by Age

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Norwalk Language

36.19% of Norwalk residents speak only English, while 63.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 51.11% of the population.

Norwalk Language

Norwalk Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native4729620.34%
White11,8071,45612.33%
Black5,44861411.27%
Asian13,7741,3569.84%
Islander65181.23%
Other3,834NaN%
Hispanic70,4406,5489.30%
Multiple6,5173565.46%

9.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.99%

Male Poverty Rate

9.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norwalk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norwalk is Native, with 20.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norwalk is Multiple, with 5.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.02%.

Norwalk Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.93%
High School9.81%
Some College6.47%
Bachelors or Greater5.46%

Norwalk Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.49%
Male Unemployed17.00%
Female Employed4.37%
Female Unemployed14.37%

Norwalk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Norwalk Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,425$91,220
Families$80,070$93,825
Married Families$89,139$104,043
Non Families$38,938$57,337
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Income by Household Type

Norwalk Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

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 55-64.

Norwalk Marital Status by Race

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Norwalk Marital Status

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2,517

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War571
First Gulf War309
Vietnam928
Korea123
World War II187

Norwalk Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34266
35 to 54513
55 to 64468
65 to 74684
75+586

Norwalk Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2884.18%
Black1874.46%
Native American153.46%
Asian2041.74%
Islander173.62%
Other Race5131.85%
2+ Races2936.68%
Hispanic1,1942.33%

Norwalk Veterans by Race

Norwalk Veterans by Education

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10.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norwalk Veterans by Education

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62%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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59.82%

Born in Norwalk

67.82%

Native Born

32.18%

Foreign Born

12.98%

Non Citizen

19.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.82% of Norwalk residents were born in the United States, with 59.82% having been born in California. 12.98% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19006000.00%
19403,7003,1004.65%
196088,73985,03917.22%
197090,1641,4250.16%
198084,901-5,263-0.60%
199094,2799,3781.05%
2000104,32310,0441.02%
2010105,5491,2260.12%
2011105,271-278-0.26%
2012104,993-278-0.26%
2013104,715-278-0.26%
2014104,437-278-0.27%
2015104,159-278-0.27%
2016103,881-278-0.27%
2017103,603-278-0.27%
2018103,325-278-0.27%
2019103,047-278-0.27%
2020102,773-274-0.27%
2021102,495-278-0.27%
2022102,217-278-0.27%

Norwalk Population by Year