Norwalk, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Norwalk, California - Basic Facts

The City of Norwalk had a population of 107,755 as of July 1, 2016. Norwalk ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Norwalk is located at latitude 33.9076 and longitude -118.0835 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norwalk (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Norwalk (GNIS ID: 2411281) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Norwalk is located within Downey-Norwalk CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norwalk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Norwalk: Corvallis.

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Norwalk, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 107,755
Population in Households 106,084
Population in Familes 94,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,671
Population Density1 11,099
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 27,379
Average Household Size 3.87
Family Households 22,833
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 28,650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,469 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,910 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,271 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $360,487
Average Home Value $383,658


Median Household Income $57,952
Average Household Income $69,758
Per Capita Income $18,391
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.5%
Households 0.15% 0.39%
Families 0.18% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Norwalk, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norwalk to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 96th
Population Density1 # 49 97th
Diversity Index2 # 167 89th
Median Household Income # 670 56th
Per Capita Income # 1220 20th

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