Key Facts

Community Well-being (Adults)
Title Norwalk 2015 Connecticut 2015
% of adults, Satisfied with area where he/she lives 87% 82%
% of adults, Feel safe to walk at night in his/her neighborhood 70% 71%
% of adults, In excellent or very good health 67% 62%
% of adults, Obese 22% 26%
% of adults, Currently smoke 13% 15%
Food Insecurity Rate 10% 12%
Housing Insecurity Rate 6% 6%
Transportation Insecurity Rate 12% 13%
% of adults, Without a bank account 10% 8%
% of working adults, Underemployed 14% 14%
Maximum MoE on above estimates: +/- 4.9% for Norwalk; +/- 1.1% for CT statewide
Demographic (Total Population)
Title Norwalk
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population 87,930 +/-46 3,588,570 +/-0
Population Ages 0-17 17,999 +/-947 773,652 +/-3,501
% of Total Population, Ages 0-17 20.5% +/-1.1% 21.6% +/-0.1%
Population Ages 65+ 12,324 +/-655 555,023 +/-3,800
% of Total Population, Ages 65+ 14.0% +/-0.7% 15.5% +/-0.1%
Population Female 45,631 +/-918 1,838,300 +/-338
% of Total Population, Female 51.9% +/- 1.0% 51.2% +/- 0.0%
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Race and Ethnicity (Total Population)
Title Norwalk
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Hispanic Population 22,080 +/-1,403 537,728 +/-0
% of Total Population, Hispanic 25.1% +/-1.6% 15.0% +/-0.0%
White Non-Hispanic Population 46,731 +/-1,430 2,464,450 +/-1,118
% of Total Population, White Non-Hispanic 53.1% +/- 1.6% 68.7% +/- 0.0%
Black Non-Hispanic Population 12,842 +/-1,301 347,674 +/-1,972
% of Total Population, Black Non-Hispanic 14.6% +/-1.5% 9.7% +/-0.1%
Other Race Non-Hispanic Population 6,277 +/-911 238,718 +/-2,919
% of Total Population, Other Race Non-Hispanic 7.1% +/-1.0% 6.7% +/-0.1%
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Place of Birth (Total Population)
Title Norwalk
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Foreign-born Population 23,954 +/-1,535 503,209 +/-6,616
% of Total Population, Foreign-born 27.2% +/-1.7% 14.0% +/-0.2%
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Households
Title Norwalk
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Households 33,184 +/-608 1,354,713 +/-3,509
Owner-Occupied Households 20,290 +/-564 900,223 +/-5,427
Homeownership Rate 61.1% +/- 2.0% 66.5% +/- 0.4%
Cost-Burdened Households 13,662 +/-817 497,925 +/-4,606
% of Households, Cost-Burdened 41.2% +/- 2.6% 36.8% +/- 0.4%
Households with a car 30,475 +/-1,031 1,232,084 +/-5,814
% of Households, with a car 91.8% +/- 3.5% 90.9% +/- 0.5%
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Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)
Title Norwalk
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 25+ 61,864 +/-749 2,466,129 +/-406
Ages 25+ without a high school diploma 7,169 +/-675 242,932 +/-3,632
% of Population Ages 25+, without a high school diploma 11.6% +/-1.1% 9.9% +/-0.1%
Ages 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or more 25,716 +/-993 938,319 +/-6,719
% of Population Ages 25+, with a Bachelor's degree or more 41.6% +/-1.7% 38.0% +/-0.3%
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Median Income
Title Norwalk
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Median Household Income 80,896 +/-3,643 71,755 +/-473
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Poverty and Low-Income (Total Population)
Title Norwalk
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population, Poverty Status Determined 87,319 +/-169 3,479,672 +/-773
Population in Poverty 7,430 +/-1,072 360,464 +/-7,432
Poverty Rate 8.5% +/-1.2% 10.4% +/-0.2%
Population Low-Income 20,464 +/-1,922 812,120 +/-11,234
Low-Income Rate 23.4% +/- 2.2% 23.3% +/- 0.3%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 0 to 17 years)
Title Norwalk
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Status Determined 17,807 +/-882 763,850 +/-3,398
Population Ages 0-17 In Poverty 1,898 +/-406 107,690 +/-2,950
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Rate 10.7% +/- 2.3% 14.1% +/- 0.4%
Population Ages 0-17 Low-Income 5,827 +/-733 229,817 +/-4,298
Population Ages 0-17, Low-Income Rate 32.7% +/- 4.4% 30.1% +/- 0.6%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 65 years and over)
Title Norwalk
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 65+, Poverty Status Determined 11,978 +/-589 533,413 +/-645
Population Ages 65+ In Poverty 1,069 +/-228 38,003 +/-1,345
Population Ages 65+ Poverty Rate 8.9% +/- 2.0% 7.1% +/- 0.3%
Population Ages 65+ Low-Income 2,682 +/-367 122,224 +/-2,324
Population Ages 65+, Low-Income Rate 22.4% +/- 3.3% 22.9% +/- 0.4%
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Source

Community Well-being data are from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. See definitions below for more information. All other data are from the US Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimate. The ACS surveys a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis; survey data are aggregated and averaged into 1, 3, and 5-year period estimates. The Census Bureau considers the 5-year estimates to be the most accurate and recommends using 5-year estimates for town-level data.

Definitions

  • 'MoE' is the Margin of Error for each estimate. Due to sampling methodology, margins of error exist for all reported survey estimates. For Wellbeing data, the maximum margin of error applies when the observed percentage is 50%. The margin of error shrinks as the percentage approaches the extremes of 0% or 100%. The maximum margin of error has a 95% confidence interval. See http://ctdatahaven.org/reports/datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey for more information on the survey methodology. For all other data, margins of error represent the 90% confidence interval for estimates. With 90% confidence, each estimate falls between a lower limit (subtracting margin of error from estimate) and an upper limit (adding margin of error to estimate).
  • 'Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'White Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of white or Caucasian race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Black Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of black or African American race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Other Race Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as another race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
  • 'Foreign-born Population' includes all residents born outside of the United States to non-American parents. An immigrant is another term for a foreign-born person.
  • 'Total Households' is equivalent to the number of occupied housing units in a given geographic area. The Census sometimes reports households as 'occupied housing units.'
  • 'Owner-occupied households' includes all households that own their housing unit.
  • 'Homeownership Rate' is owner-occupied households divided by total households.
  • 'Cost-Burdened Households' includes all households in which 30% or more of household income is spent on housing costs associated with owning or renting a home.
  • 'Total Population, Poverty Status Determined' is the total population, excluding persons living in prisons, nursing homes, college dormitories, military barracks, foster children under 15 years, and people in non-conventional housing.
  • 'Population in Poverty' includes any persons whose annual household income is below the poverty threshold. The federal government determines the poverty threshold based on the size of the family and the ages of its members.
  • 'Poverty Rate' is the population in poverty divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.
  • 'Population Low-Income' counts all whose annual household income is less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold, including the population in poverty.
  • 'Low-Income Rate' is the low-income population divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.

Other Sources

Social Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP02/0600000US0900156060
Economic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP03/0600000US0900156060
Housing Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP04/0600000US0900156060
Demographic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP05/0600000US0900156060