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Welcome to Norwalk ...

The village of Norwalk is located in Monroe County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Norwalk, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1874.

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 636 people<3> (see below for details).

Norwalk is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Norwalk lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Norwalk is within the boundaries of the (608) area code.

The ZIP code for Norwalk: 54648<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Norwalk had an population of 636 people. This is a decrease of 0.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norwalk had a population of 638 people. This makes Norwalk the county's 21st most populous community.

The population of Norwalk represents 0.01% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 1286th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 638 people, the population of Norwalk decreased 2.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 653 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 Ohio.

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.

  • Sparta
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
    • Sparta is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,800 people
  • Tomah
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomah have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomah
    • Tomah is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,363 people
  • Westby
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westby
    • Westby is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,254 people
  • Bangor
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
    • Bangor is located in La Crosse County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
  • Hillsboro
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
    • Hillsboro is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,387 people
  • Elroy
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elroy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elroy
    • Elroy is located in Juneau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
  • Cashton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashton
    • Cashton is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
  • La Farge
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Farge
    • La Farge is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 763 people
  • Rockland
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
    • Rockland is located in La Crosse County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
  • Camp Douglas
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Douglas
    • Camp Douglas is located in Juneau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 625 people

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. See our Newspapers 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.<7>

From that list, the Norwalk post office opened in 1874.

We also found Norwalk in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Norwalk.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Norwalk. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Monroe, 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 village'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>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 village (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).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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