Norwalk, Connecticut Population 2021

88,326
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Norwalk is a city located in Fairfield County Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 88,326, it is the 6th largest city in Connecticut and the 386th largest city in the United States . Norwalk is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually but its population has increased by 3.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 85,603 in 2010. Norwalk reached it's highest population of 89,061 in 2018. Spanning over 36 miles, Norwalk has a population density of 3,859 people per square mile.

The average household income in Norwalk is $126,441 with a poverty rate of 10.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,685 per month, and the median house value is $435,800. The median age in Norwalk is 40.4 years, 38.8 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Norwalk Demographics

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

  • White: 72.38%
  • Black or African American: 14.73%
  • Asian: 5.50%
  • Other race: 3.90%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Norwalk, Connecticut is 88,326 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 89,061.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 85,603.

Norwalk, Connecticut Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021942,054-639-0.07%
2020942,693-639-0.07%
2019943,332-639-0.07%
2018943,9719330.10%
2017943,038-1,309-0.14%
2016944,347-596-0.06%
2015944,9437470.08%
2014944,1964,2720.45%
2013939,9244,8250.51%
2012935,0997,0990.76%
2011928,0008,6450.93%
2010919,3550.00%

Norwalk Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White64,13172.38%
Black or African American13,05314.73%
Asian4,8705.50%
Some Other Race3,4583.90%
Two or More Races2,6482.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native3240.37%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1150.13%
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Norwalk Population by Race

Norwalk Population Pyramid $2021

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Norwalk Median Age

40.4


Total

38.8


Male

41.8


Female

Norwalk Adults

There are 70,787 adults, (13,664 of whom are seniors) in Norwalk.

Norwalk Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Norwalk Sex Ratio

Female

45,873

51.78%

Male

42,726

48.22%

Norwalk Population by Age

Norwalk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Norwalk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.6%27.4%
All58.1%41.9%
Non Family46.8%53.2%
Male45.6%54.4%
Female40.1%59.9%

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Norwalk Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,1872.5758.1
Married16,0813.2672.6
Non Family12,2451.2746.8
Female4,1803.3940.1
Male1,6813.5145.6

3.22

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Norwalk Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1936.57%
9th to 12th Grade3,5575.57%
High School Graduate14,15622.18%
Some College9,52114.92%
Associates Degree4,7007.36%
Bachelors Degree16,56725.96%
Graduate Degree11,13417.44%
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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
White35,45333,83619,496
Hispanic15,02410,4232,471
Black8,8147,7132,550
Asian3,7563,3622,622
Other Race2,4121,605488
2+ Races1,3161,225622
Native American2261446
Islander897959

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.81%.

Norwalk Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,037$56,075$45,129
Less Than 9th Grade$29,527$36,989$17,033
High School Graduate$34,388$39,352$27,713
Some College$38,310$41,112$35,195
Bachelors Degree$72,110$82,430$60,261
Graduate Degree$95,264$114,146$77,933

$51,037

Average Earnings

$56,075

Average Male

$45,129

Average Female

Norwalk Earnings by Educational Attainment

Norwalk Language by Age

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Norwalk Language

62.57% of Norwalk residents speak only English, while 37.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.71% of the population.

Norwalk Language

Norwalk Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic24,3724,38017.97%
White44,7272,5955.80%
Black13,0021,75013.46%
Other3,39588526.07%
Multiple2,6481716.46%
Asian4,8701533.14%
Native321195.92%

10.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.99%

Male Poverty Rate

12.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norwalk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norwalk is Other, with 26.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norwalk is Asian, with 3.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.20%.

Norwalk Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.11%
High School11.16%
Some College9.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.50%

Norwalk Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed26.22%
Female Unemployed25.25%
Female Employed4.90%
Male Employed3.57%

Norwalk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Norwalk Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$85,769$126,441
Families$98,770$142,816
Married Families$121,126-
Non Families$63,616$93,429
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Income by Household Type

Norwalk Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

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 Over 65, 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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2,416

Number of Veterans

2,337

Male Veterans

79

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam882
Second Gulf War303
Korea290
First Gulf War260
World War II210

Norwalk Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+882
65 to 74695
35 to 54332
55 to 64314
18 to 34193

Norwalk Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0513.94%
Black2692.66%
Hispanic1610.92%
Other Race471.74%
Native American3313.81%
Asian140.34%
2+ Races20.13%

Norwalk Veterans by Race

Norwalk Veterans by Education

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7.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norwalk Veterans by Education

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71.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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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41.68%

Born in Norwalk

71.87%

Native Born

28.13%

Foreign Born

15.18%

Non Citizen

12.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.87% of Norwalk residents were born in the United States, with 41.68% having been born in Connecticut. 15.18% 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
202188,326-245-0.28%
202088,571-245-0.28%
201988,816-245-0.28%
201889,0617040.80%
201788,357-84-0.09%
201688,4411930.22%
201588,2482250.26%
201488,0232950.34%
201387,7284710.54%
201287,2576460.75%
201186,6116550.76%
201085,9563,0050.36%
200082,9514,6200.57%
199078,3315640.07%
198077,767-1,521-0.19%
197079,28811,5131.58%
196067,77518,3153.20%
195049,4609,6112.18%
194039,8493,8301.02%
193036,0198,2762.65%
192027,74320,78914.84%
19106,9548291.28%
19006,1252990.50%
18905,8265180.94%
18805,3080.00%

Norwalk Population by Year