Norwalk, California Population 2020

104,356

Norwalk is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 104,356, it is the 69th largest city in California and the 299th largest city in the United States. Norwalk is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -1.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 105,549 in 2010. Norwalk reached it's highest population of 106,365 in 2015. Spanning over 10 miles, Norwalk has a population density of 10,749 people per square mile.

The average household income in Norwalk is $79,508 with a poverty rate of 12.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,488 per month, and the median house value is $410,400. The median age in Norwalk is 35.4 years, 34.3 years for males, and 36.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.1 males.

Norwalk Demographics

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

  • White: 42.41%
  • Other race: 35.62%
  • Asian: 14.03%
  • Black or African American: 4.24%
  • Two or more races: 2.82%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.39%
The current population of Norwalk, California is 104,356, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 105,120.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 105,549.

Norwalk, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,90342.41%
Some Other Race37,72035.62%
Asian14,85914.03%
Black or African American4,4934.24%
Two or More Races2,9872.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native5120.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4120.39%

Norwalk Population Pyramid 2020

Norwalk Median Age

35.4


Total

34.3


Male

36.6


Female

Norwalk Adults

There are 80,782 adults, (12,363 of whom are seniors) in Norwalk.

Norwalk Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Norwalk Sex Ratio

Female

52,910

49.97%

Male

52,976

50.03%

Norwalk Households and Families

Norwalk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Norwalk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71%29%
All63.8%36.2%
Male57%43%
Female56.6%43.4%
Non Family51%49%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,1803.863.8
Married15,4894.3871
Non Family4,8361.3751
Female4,6954.2556.6
Male2,1604.1457

4.17

Average Family Size

3.8

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Norwalk Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,81415.66%
9th to 12th Grade6,7819.82%
High School Graduate19,29127.94%
Some College14,72021.32%
Associates Degree5,5778.08%
Bachelors Degree8,97513.00%
Graduate Degree2,8824.17%

Norwalk Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic44,28630,1024,272
Other Race22,64915,4652,063
Asian11,59510,0174,951
White9,0587,7251,677
Black3,1692,818715
Multiple Races1,6411,389314
Native American38923274
Islander24618435

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 88.92%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,343$38,779$29,566
Less Than High School$24,741$30,872$17,361
High School Grad$31,569$37,086$24,803
Some College$38,040$45,308$32,338
Bachelors Degree$47,283$49,267$45,779
Graduate Degree$63,797$73,841$61,518

$35,343

Average Earnings

$38,779

Average Male

$29,566

Average Female

Norwalk Language

Norwalk Language by Age

Norwalk Language

32.34% of Norwalk residents speak only English, while 67.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 54.82% of the population.

Norwalk Poverty

Norwalk Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic73,6849,57112.99%
Other37,6194,36311.60%
White10,4731,52014.51%
Asian14,7681,4259.65%
Black4,27673817.26%
Multiple2,97235011.78%
Native4818818.30%
Islander407235.65%

12.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.81%

Male Poverty Rate

12.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norwalk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norwalk is Native, with 18.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norwalk is Islander, with 5.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.72%
High School11.37%
Some College6.93%
Bachelors or Greater5.10%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.04%
Male Unemployed15.42%
Female Employed5.38%
Male Employed4.90%

Norwalk Income

Norwalk Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,453$79,508
Families$71,108$82,616
Married Families$80,341$90,535
Non Families$34,747$49,048

Norwalk Marital Status

Norwalk Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Norwalk Married by Age and Sex

Norwalk Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Norwalk Marital Status by Race

Norwalk Veterans

2,593

Number of Veterans

2,432

Male Veterans

161

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam934
Second Gulf War453
First Gulf War299
Korea194
World War II142
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74648
75+562
35 to 54545
55 to 64538
18 to 34300
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5984.65%
Hispanic1,2542.34%
Other4931.80%
Asian1721.36%
Black1664.59%
2 or More1467.74%
Indian183.84%

$Norwalk Veterans by Education

12.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norwalk Employment Status

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Norwalk Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

57.53%

Born in California

64.83%

Native Born

35.17%

Foreign Born

15.25%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

64.83% of Norwalk residents were born in the United States, with 57.53% having been born in California. 15.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020104,356-382-0.36%
2019104,738-382-0.36%
2018105,120-500-0.47%
2017105,620-382-0.36%
2016106,002-363-0.34%
2015106,365830.08%
2014106,282900.08%
2013106,1921730.16%
2012106,0191040.10%
2011105,9153680.35%
2010105,5471,2240.12%
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%