Norwalk, California

Norwalk: The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the southeastern part of the county. Norwalk is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Norwalk Civic Center and the Norwalk Museum of Art.

About

Norwalk is a city located in the county of Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 105,549. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 102,635 inhabitants.

The city was created 67 years ago in 1956.

The area that is now Norwalk was originally home to the Tongva Native American people. Spanish settlers arrived in the late 1700s and established large ranchos for cattle grazing. In the 1870s, the railroad came through the area and the town of Norwalk was founded.

Norwalk was incorporated as a city in 1957. Its early economy was based on dairy farming and agriculture.

Major Industries and Attractions

Today, Norwalk's major industries include aerospace, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Some of the city's largest employers are the Cerritos College, CareMore Health System, Costco, and Frito-Lay.

Popular attractions in Norwalk include the Disneyland Resort and Knott's Berry Farm, which are both nearby. The Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex provides recreation opportunities. The Norwalk Historical Cemetery dates back to the late 1800s.

The city also features a lively arts scene with theaters, galleries, and summer concerts. The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) works to empower the community through art.

Demographics and Culture

Over 45% of Norwalk residents identify as Hispanic or Latino. Other major ethnic groups include White, Asian, and African American residents.

The city has a diverse culture with events that celebrate Mexican, Filipino, Vietnamese, and other cultural traditions. Spanish and Tagalog are commonly spoken languages.

Norwalk Today

With its affordable housing and proximity to major employment centers like Los Angeles, Norwalk has continued to grow. Ongoing development projects are bringing new housing, retail, and amenities to the community.

The city aims to encourage responsible development while preserving a small-town atmosphere and quality of life for residents. Community events and youth programs unite Norwalk's diverse population.

Norwalk locator map
Location of Norwalk on California map.

Quick Facts about Norwalk

Population : 102,635 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Los Angeles County
Different from : Norwalk
Phone Area Codes : 562
Water as percent of area : 0.4%
Land as percent of area : 99.6%
Altitude : 302 feet / 92 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1957 (67 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−08:00
Local time : 11:46:39 (15th June 2024)
Postal code : 90650
Population growth : -2.84% (2010-2020)
Norwalk Town Square Shopping Center sign in Norwalk California image
Norwalk Town Square Shopping Center sign in Norwalk California
Norwalk Town Square Shopping Center sign in Norwalk California image

Geography

Norwalk is located at 33°54'8"N 118°4'54"W (33.9022400, -118.0817300).

Norwalk map

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Norwalk decreased by 2.84% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 105,549 - census
2011 105,903 0.33% estimation process
2012 105,976 0.07% estimation process
2013 106,122 0.14% estimation process
2014 106,189 0.06% estimation process
2015 106,237 0.05% estimation process
2016 105,844 -0.37% estimation process
2017 105,466 -0.36% estimation process
2018 104,798 -0.64% estimation process
2019 103,949 -0.82% estimation process
2020 102,635 -1.28% estimation process

Norwalk zip code is 90650. County name: Los Angeles, County fips: 06037

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Schools in Norwalk

College & universities near Norwalk, CA

Code Name City ZIP
111887 Cerritos College Norwalk (CA) 90650-6298
491464 ABC Adult School Cerritos (CA) 90703-2801
439871 PCI College Cerritos (CA) 90703
457314 Angeles Institute ARTESIA (CA) 90701-2713
476595 Medical Allied Career Center Santa Fe Springs (CA) 90670-4710

Stations (47)

Amtrak & bus stations near Norwalk, CA

Code Name Address Type
FUL Fullerton Transportation Center 120 East Santa Fe Avenue RAIL
LBC Long Beach, California 601 North Long Beach Blvd. BUS
TOA Torrance, CA 20575 Hamilton Avenue BUS
ANA Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center 2150 East Katella Avenue RAIL
LAX Los Angeles Union Station 800 North Alameda Street RAIL

Post offices near Norwalk

Post Office Name City ZIP
Norwalk Post Office Norwalk (CA) 90650
Paddison Squar Post Office Norwalk (CA) 90650
Artesia Post Office Artesia (CA) 90701
Bellflower Post Office Bellflower (CA) 90706
Cerr Post Office Cerritos (CA) 90703

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Distance to Other Cities

Norwalk distances to largest California cities