Norwalk, Connecticut

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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City nickname:
Location in the state of Connecticut
County Fairfield County, Connecticut
Area
 - Total
 - Water

59.063 km²
35.035 km²
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density

82,951
1,404.1/km² (3,637.3/mi²)
Time zone UTC-5
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External link: City web page (http://www.norwalkct.org/home)


Norwalk is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 82,951.

Norwalk has four railroad stations, all served by Metro North with access to New York City, Danbury and New Haven. The stations are called Rowayton, South Norwalk, East Norwalk and Merritt 7. The South Norwalk station is in the vibrant SoNo section of the city.

During the American Revolutionary War, Norwalk was burned by the British. After the revolutionary war, many residents were compensated for their losses with free land grants in Ohio; this later became Norwalk, Ohio.

Virgin Atlantic Airways has its United States headquarters in Norwalk, as does priceline.com. The flagship store of the regional dairy/produce superstore chain Stew Leonard's is located in the city.

More facts from Norwalk CT - Facts (http://www.norwalkct.org/NorwalkFacts.htm)

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 94.1 km² (36.3 mi²). 59.1 km² (22.8 mi²) of it is land and 35.0 km² (13.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 37.24% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 82,951 people, 32,711 households, and 20,967 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,404.1/km² (3,637.3/mi²). There are 33,753 housing units at an average density of 571.3/km² (1,480.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 73.95% White, 15.27% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 3.25% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.33% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. 15.63% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 32,711 households out of which 28.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% are non-families. 28.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $59,839, and the median income for a family is $68,219. Males have a median income of $46,988 versus $38,312 for females. The per capita income for the city is $31,781. 7.2% of the population and 5.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.6% of those under the age of 18 and 6.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Recent Population Trends

Education

  • Norwalk High School (http://www.norwalk.k12.ct.us/nhs/) is the home of the Norwalk Bears. The school was founded in 1902.

Transport

External Links

Norwalk CT - Official website for the City of Norwalk (http://www.norwalkct.org)

Norwalk Seaport Association (http://www.seaport.org/) - sponsors of the annual Oyster festival and other local heritage events

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State of Connecticut

Capital:

Hartford

Regions:

Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Naugatuck River Valley | New York metropolitan area/Gold Coast | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut

Largest cities:

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Fairfield | Greenwich | Groton | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | Naugatuck | New Britain | New Haven | New London | North Haven | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Hartford

Counties:

Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham

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