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The city of Norwalk is located in Huron County<1> and is the County Seat for Huron County.

The pronunciation of Norwalk: NOHR-wawk<2>

Norwalk was established in 1817.

When the people of Norwalk refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Norwalker<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Norwalk has a population of 16,876 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Norwalk is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The ZIP code for Norwalk: 44857<6>

Websites for Norwalk ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Norwalk had an population of 16,876 people. This is a decrease of 0.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norwalk had a population of 17,012 people (or 28.53% of the total population of Huron County). This makes Norwalk the county's most populous community.

The population of Norwalk represents 0.15% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,012 people, the population of Norwalk increased 4.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,238 people).

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

Communities Also Named Norwalk ...

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

  • Sandusky
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Vermilion
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Bellevue
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Huron
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron
    • Huron is located in Erie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,827 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huron <7>
  • Clyde
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde is located in Sandusky County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,172 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde <7>
  • Willard
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • New London
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
    • New London is located in Huron County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London <7>
  • Plymouth
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth is located in Richland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,789 people
  • Greenwich
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Wakeman
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)

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 29 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.

Adding Norwalk to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Norwalk was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Norwalk post office opened in 1818.

We also found Norwalk in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Norwalk.

The official website for Norwalk:

The official website for Huron County:

The official website for State of Ohio:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Huron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Norwalk. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norwalk.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norwalk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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