Norwalk, Connecticut

Norwalk: The most populous city in Fairfield County, Connecticut. It is located on Long Island Sound in southwestern Connecticut. Norwalk is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and the Norwalk Historical Society.


Norwalk is a city located in the county of Fairfield in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Its population at the 2010 census was 85,603. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 88,655 inhabitants.

The city was created 384 years ago in 1640.

Norwalk is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, along Long Island Sound. It was founded in 1651 and incorporated as a town in 1653. Norwalk thrived as a seaport and began growing into an industrial center in the 19th century.

Key Facts About Norwalk

Population: Approximately 88,000 as of 2019

Economy: Major Norwalk employers include General Electric, Xerox, Frontier Communications, and FactSet Research Systems. The finance, insurance, and technology sectors are strong.

Geography: Norwalk spans over 36 square miles in southern Connecticut. It features over 12 miles of Long Island Sound coastline and the Norwalk River runs through it.

Things to Do in Norwalk

Top attractions and activities in Norwalk include:

  • Maritime Aquarium - Interactive aquarium featuring sharks, seals, sea turtles and other marine life.
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Award-winning children's museum with hands-on exhibits and programs.
  • Calf Pasture Beach - Longest beach in Norwalk, popular for swimming, fishing and picnics.
  • SoNo District - Trendy South Norwalk district with restaurants, shops, galleries and nightlife.
  • Mathews Park - Waterfront park with nature trails, a marina, and scenic views of Long Island Sound.

In summary, Norwalk is a historic coastal Connecticut city that provides a balance of culture, commerce, and natural beauty near New York City.

Norwalk locator map
Location of Norwalk on Connecticut map.

Quick Facts about Norwalk

Population : 88,655 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
County : Fairfield County
Different from : Norwalk
Phone Area Codes : 203
Water as percent of area : 37.12%
Land as percent of area : 62.88%
Altitude : 36 feet / 11 meters
Establishment : February 02, 1640 (384 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 20:15:41 (29th February 2024)
Postal code : 06850
Population growth : 3.44% (2010-2020)
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Norwalk is located at 41°7'3"N 73°24'28"W (41.1176000, -73.4079000).

Norwalk map


The population of Norwalk increased by 3.44% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 85,603 - census
2011 86,611 1.16% estimation process
2012 87,257 0.74% estimation process
2013 87,728 0.54% estimation process
2014 88,023 0.34% estimation process
2015 88,248 0.25% estimation process
2016 88,441 0.22% estimation process
2017 88,357 -0.1% estimation process
2018 89,061 0.79% estimation process
2019 88,816 -0.28% estimation process
2020 88,655 -0.18% estimation process

Norwalk zip code is 06850. County name: Fairfield, County fips: 09001

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People born in Norwalk (181)

People born in Norwalk, including writer Sloan Wilson, record producer John Simon, author Joanna Campbell, .


  • Abigail Thompson (American mathematician) she was born in 30/06/1958
  • Joe Coleman (painter) he was born in 22/11/1955
  • Horace Silver (American jazz pianist and composer (1928–2014)) he was born in 02/09/1928
  • D. J. Caruso (American film and television director) he was born in 17/01/1965
  • Jesse Bradford (American actor) he was born in 28/05/1979
  • William L. Tierney (American politician (1876-1958)) he was born in 06/08/1876
  • Scott Sharp (American racing driver) he was born in 14/02/1968
  • Jeff Allen (American basketball player) he was born in 08/02/1961
  • Roger Bart (American actor) he was born in 29/09/1962
  • Vince Mendoza (American composer) he was born in 17/11/1961
  • David Sloan Wilson (American biologist) he was born in 01/01/1949
  • Bill Bickford (American musician) he was born in 07/07/1956
  • Bob Miller (American football player (1929-2006)) he was born in 11/12/1929
  • James Vanderbilt (American screenwriter) he was born in 17/11/1975
  • Calvin Murphy (American basketball player) he was born in 09/05/1948
  • Matt Harding (American traveler, video game designer and Internet celebrity) he was born in 27/09/1976
  • John Arcudi (American comic book writer)
  • George O. Belden (American politician (1797-1833)) he was born in 28/03/1797

Schools in Norwalk

College & universities near Norwalk, CT

Code Name City ZIP
130004 Norwalk Community College Norwalk (CT) 06854
407054 Cortiva Institute-Westport Westport (CT) 06880-4619
129242 Fairfield University Fairfield (CT) 06824-5195
436836 University of Connecticut-Stamford Stamford (CT) 06901-2315
130253 Sacred Heart University Fairfield (CT) 06825-1000

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Norwalk, CT

Code Name Address Type
STM Stamford Transportation Center Washington Blvd and South State St. RAIL
BRP Bridgeport 525 Water St. RAIL
NRO New Rochelle station 1 Railroad Plaza RAIL
CRT Croton–Harmon station 1 Croton Point Avenue RAIL
NHV Union Station 50 Union Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Norwalk

Post Office Name City ZIP
Belden Post Office Norwalk (CT) 06850
Westport Carrier Annex Post Office Norwalk (CT) 06851
Norwalk Post Office Norwalk (CT) 06854
Rowayton Post Office Norwalk (CT) 06853
Darien Post Office Darien (CT) 06820

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Other cities in Fairfield County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Fairfield County , CT. (more)

City Name Population Title
Bridgeport 143,525 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
Stamford 131,397 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
North Stamford 128,278 A census-designated place in Stamford, Connecticut.
East Norwalk 84,530 A census-designated place in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Danbury 84,317 The most populous city in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Greenwich 62,769 Town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Fairfield 62,215 Town in Connecticut, United States of America
Stratford 51,660 Town in Connecticut
Shelton 40,957 A town in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Trumbull 35,438 Town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Westport 28,444 Town in Connecticut
Ridgefield 24,898 Town in Connecticut
Darien 21,693 Town in Connecticut
New Canaan 20,115 Town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Bethel 19,941 City in Alaska, USA
Monroe 19,328 Town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Norwalk distances to largest Connecticut cities