NORWALK

NORWALK

The Sound of Connecticut

Norwalk is a coastal city bounded on the north by New Canaan and Wilton, on the South by Long Island Sound, on the east by Westport & Long Island Sound and on the west by New Canaan and Darien.

With a population of more than 88,000, Norwalk is the sixth largest city in the state of Connecticut.  It was founded in February of 1640 via a purchase by Roger Ludlow of land between the Saugatuck and Norwalk Rivers. Captain Daniel Patrick purchased an additional portion of land soon after, and Norwalk was declared a town by the General Court of Connecticut in 1651. During the Revolutionary War period, Norwalk was burned by a large force of Hessian and British soldiers, leaving only six homes untouched.

After the war, the citizens of Norwalk rebuilt the town. Beginning as a farming community, Norwalk soon developed into a major seaport for the shipping trade, and later became an important manufacturing center for many years, producing clocks, watches, paper, pottery, hardware and hats. The oyster business also boomed, and remains vibrant to this day.

Today, Norwalk boasts an active, progressive and diverse business and corporate community. The pioneering and prestigious Merritt 7 Corporate Park, a cornerstone of Norwalk economic development, now boasts six buildings, and continues to be home to various corporate offices, as well as numerous small and mid-sized businesses.

Norwalk continues to be a strong tourist attraction in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut. Norwalk’s main attractions include The Maritime Aquarium, the Stepping Stone Museum for Children, the Lockwood Mathews Mansion, historic South Norwalk, Sheffield Island Lighthouse, and the Norwalk Museum.

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DATA & DEMOGRAPHICS

Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau

 

POPULATION
Total Population 91,395
Population in Households 90,583
Population in Families 71,408
Population in Group Qrtrs 812
Population Density2 3,993
Diversity Index3 75
INCOME
Median Household Income $81,250
Average Household Income $114,433
Per Capita Income $44,078
HOUSING
Total Housing Units 37,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,826 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,197 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,418 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $450,295
Average Home Value $527,603
HOUSEHOLDS
Total Households 35,023
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 22,021
Average Family Size 3

LINKS & RESOURCES

Norwalk

Norwalk, CT Official Web Site

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