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Welcome to Norwalk ...

The coastal city of Norwalk is located in Fairfield County<1>.

When the people of Norwalk refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Norwalker<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Norwalk has a population of 88,816 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Norwalk.

Norwalk is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Norwalk lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Norwalk: (203) & (475)<5>

The ZIP codes for Norwalk: 06850-06860<6>

Websites for Norwalk ...

Official Website:   www.norwalkct.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.businessfairfield.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Norwalk had an population of 88,816 people. This is an increase of 3.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norwalk had a population of 85,603 people (or 9.34% of the total population of Fairfield County). This makes Norwalk the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Norwalk represents 2.4% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 85,603 people, the population of Norwalk increased 3.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 82,951 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Norwalk.

Adding Norwalk to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Norwalk in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Norwalk elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Norwalk on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Norwalk on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Norwalk ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Norwalk - they are located in California, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Norwalk.

Communities near Norwalk ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Norwalk.

  • Huntington [Suffolk County]
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    • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Norwalk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Norwalk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<9>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Norwalk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Norwalk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Norwalk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Smithtown [Suffolk County]
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      • Smithtown [Suffolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Norwalk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithtown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithtown
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Norwalk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<9>
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Norwalk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
    • Greenwich [Fairfield County]
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      • Greenwich [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Norwalk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwich
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Norwalk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Norwalk. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Norwalk.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Norwalk. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Norwalk.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Norwalk. Our list includes 28 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Norwalk.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Norwalk ...

Looking for more information about Norwalk? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Norwalk, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Norwalk.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Norwalk: www.norwalkct.org/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Norwalk refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Norwalk may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norwalk.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norwalk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Norwalk). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Norwalk or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Norwalk includes: 06850, 6851, 6852, 6853, 6854, 6855, 6856, 6857, 6858, 6859 & 06860.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Norwalk) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Norwalk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Norwalk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norwalk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1166, Longitude: -73.4149    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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