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Welcome to Norwich ...

The city of Norwich is located in New London County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Norwich has a population of 38,882 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Norwich is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Norwich: (860)

The ZIP code for Norwich: 06360<4>

Websites for Norwich ...

Official Website: www.norwichct.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Norwich had an population of 38,882 people. This is a decrease of 3.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norwich had a population of 40,493 people (or 14.78% of the total population of New London County). This makes Norwich the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Norwich represents 1.13% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 40,493 people, the population of Norwich increased 12.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 36,117 people).

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

Communities Also Named Norwich ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Norwich - they are located in Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

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

Communities near Norwich ...

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

  • Groton (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
    • Groton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Norwich and is located in New London County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
  • New London (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
    • New London lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Norwich and is located in New London County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,870 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<7>
  • New London (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
    • New London lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Norwich and is located in New London County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,870 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
  • Mansfield (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
    • Mansfield lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Norwich and is located in Tolland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,417 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<7>
  • Windham (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
    • Windham lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Norwich and is located in Windham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,463 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
  • Westerly (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westerly
    • Westerly lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Norwich and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,328 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westerly
  • Waterford (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterford
    • Waterford lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Norwich and is located in New London County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,865 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterford
  • Stonington (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonington
    • Stonington lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Norwich and is located in New London County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,566 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonington
  • East Lyme (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lyme
    • East Lyme lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Norwich and is located in New London County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,525 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyme
  • Colchester (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
    • Colchester lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Norwich and is located in New London County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,774 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester<7>

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 Norwich. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Norwich.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Norwich. 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 Norwich.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Norwich. Our list includes 86 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Norwich.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Norwich ...

Looking for more information about Norwich? 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 Norwich, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Norwich.

Adding Norwich to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Norwich was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Norwich in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Norwich

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About New London County

About Connecticut

The official website for Norwich: www.norwichct.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 New London, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norwich.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norwich - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Norwich). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Norwich or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Norwich) 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 Norwich. 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 NorwichOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norwich. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5246, Longitude: -72.0801    
<6>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.
<7>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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