Norwich, Connecticut Population 2021

38,140
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Norwich is a city located in New London County Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 38,140, it is the 15th largest city in Connecticut and the 1030th largest city in the United States . Norwich is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -5.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,493 in 2010. Norwich reached it's highest population of 41,739 in 1970. Spanning over 29 miles, Norwich has a population density of 1,359 people per square mile.

The average household income in Norwich is $72,998 with a poverty rate of 13.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,061 per month, and the median house value is $164,200. The median age in Norwich is 37.9 years, 35.8 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Norwich Demographics

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

  • White: 68.74%
  • Black or African American: 11.13%
  • Two or more races: 9.17%
  • Asian: 8.17%
  • Other race: 1.67%
  • Native American: 1.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Norwich, Connecticut is 38,140 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 39,082.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 40,493.

Norwich, Connecticut Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021263,048-1,079-0.41%
2020264,127-1,079-0.41%
2019265,206-1,079-0.41%
2018266,285-1,134-0.43%
2017267,419-984-0.37%
2016268,403-1,233-0.46%
2015269,636-1,826-0.68%
2014271,462-1,514-0.56%
2013272,976-1,115-0.41%
2012274,0911,0540.38%
2011273,037-967-0.35%
2010274,0040.00%

Norwich Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,98868.74%
Black or African American4,37011.13%
Two or More Races3,5999.17%
Asian3,2088.17%
Some Other Race6571.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native4381.12%
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Norwich Population by Race

Norwich Population Pyramid $2021

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Norwich Median Age

37.9


Total

35.8


Male

40


Female

Norwich Adults

There are 31,078 adults, (6,617 of whom are seniors) in Norwich.

Norwich Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Norwich Sex Ratio

Female

20,341

51.81%

Male

18,919

48.19%

Norwich Population by Age

Norwich Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Norwich Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.9%27.1%
All51.6%48.4%
Non Family42.3%57.7%
Male41.5%58.5%
Female29.7%70.3%

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Norwich Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,1212.4151.6
Non Family6,4491.2442.3
Married6,0093.172.9
Female2,6593.4429.7
Male1,0042.9741.5

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Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Norwich Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3154.79%
9th to 12th Grade2,0337.40%
High School Graduate10,17037.04%
Some College6,12022.29%
Associates Degree2,1637.88%
Bachelors Degree3,55912.96%
Graduate Degree2,0977.64%
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Norwich Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Norwich Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,47516,7944,104
Hispanic3,0872,385248
Black2,7942,355190
Asian2,4772,072963
2+ Races1,4101,160101
Other Race508442131
Native American24624642

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.88%.

Norwich Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,429$43,870$31,975
Less Than 9th Grade$23,725$23,968$22,440
High School Graduate$33,425$40,071$27,735
Some College$38,111$44,358$35,044
Bachelors Degree$47,116$50,747$41,170
Graduate Degree$72,500$86,827$47,337

$37,429

Average Earnings

$43,870

Average Male

$31,975

Average Female

Norwich Earnings by Educational Attainment

Norwich Language by Age

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Norwich Language

77.27% of Norwich residents speak only English, while 22.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.54% of the population.

Norwich Language

Norwich Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,6642,59410.96%
Multiple3,58098627.54%
Black4,35190820.87%
Hispanic5,64376713.59%
Asian3,2082006.23%
Other6568813.41%

13.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.59%

Male Poverty Rate

14.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norwich

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norwich is Multiple, with 27.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norwich is Asian, with 6.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.95%.

Norwich Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.60%
High School12.45%
Some College9.66%
Bachelors or Greater7.01%

Norwich Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.30%
Male Unemployed27.01%
Female Employed7.10%
Male Employed5.15%

Norwich Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Norwich Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,052$72,998
Families$66,985$86,421
Married Families$86,295-
Non Families$39,138$47,004
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Income by Household Type

Norwich Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Norwich Married by Age and Sex

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Norwich 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 35-44.

Norwich Marital Status by Race

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Norwich Marital Status

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2,762

Number of Veterans

2,619

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,025
First Gulf War669
Second Gulf War481
Korea209
World War II29

Norwich Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74813
35 to 54696
55 to 64605
75+439
18 to 34209

Norwich Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0809.51%
Black37510.94%
Hispanic1644.46%
2+ Races1357.71%
Asian812.93%
Native American6015.11%
Other Race315.88%

Norwich Veterans by Race

Norwich Veterans by Education

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9.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norwich Veterans by Education

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67.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Norwich Employment by Age

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Norwich Employment by Race

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Norwich 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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56.61%

Born in Norwich

86.63%

Native Born

13.37%

Foreign Born

5.48%

Non Citizen

7.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.63% of Norwich residents were born in the United States, with 56.61% having been born in Connecticut. 5.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Norwich Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202138,140-314-0.82%
202038,454-314-0.81%
201938,768-314-0.80%
201839,082-208-0.53%
201739,290-152-0.39%
201639,442-300-0.75%
201539,742-351-0.88%
201440,093-220-0.55%
201340,313-194-0.48%
201240,507460.11%
201140,461-80-0.20%
201040,5414,4241.16%
200036,117-1,274-0.35%
199037,391-683-0.18%
198038,074-3,665-0.91%
197041,7393,2330.81%
196038,50615,0775.09%
195023,429-223-0.09%
194023,6526310.27%
193023,0217170.32%
192022,3041,9370.91%
191020,3673,1161.67%
190017,2511,0950.66%
189016,1561,0440.67%
188015,112-1,541-0.97%
187016,6532,6051.72%
186014,0487,9098.63%
18506,1391,9393.87%
18404,2001,0652.97%
18303,1351520.50%
18202,98370.02%
18102,9760.00%

Norwich Population by Year