About South Norwalk

South Norwalk is a neighborhood in Norwalk, Connecticut.  It was originally a settlement called “Old Well” which became chartered as the city of South Norwalk on August 18, 1870. The cities of Norwalk and South Norwalk were incorporated on June 6, 1913. The neighborhood is often referred to with the acronym, SoNo.

SoNo South encompasses “the real South Norwalk” in 2004 – the heavily minority, middle- to lower-class residential and industrial neighborhoods bordered on the north and south by Washington and Concord streets, and on the east and west by Water Street and Martin Luther King Drive.

South Norwalk is host of the annual SoNo Arts Celebration. The free event takes place every August and features over 100 fine art and craftsperson exhibits, as well as over 25 musical performances for all ages.

Data & Demographics

STATISTIC

NORWALK

Population

88,438

Households

33,184

Persons Per Household

2.63

Living in Same House 1 year ago

89.7

Language Spoken Other Than English

37.6

Owner Occupied Housing Units

61.1%

Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units

$416,800

Median Gross Rent

$1,477

Education
High school graduate or higher

88.4

Bachelor’s degree or higher

41.6

Median Household Income

$80,896

Persons in poverty

8.5

Population per square mile

3744.7

Land area

22.86