City of Norwalk Ohio Census Information

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 6,700 households in Norwalk, Ohio. The average household size was 2.5 people.Families made up 68 percent of the households in Norwalk, Ohio. This figure includes both married-couple families (50 percent) and other families (19 percent). Nonfamily households made up 32 percent of all households in Norwalk, Ohio. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.
The Types of Households in Norwalk, Ohio in 2005-2009 Married-couple families 50%Other families 19%People living alone 27%Other nonfamily households 4%  Percent of households
NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Four percent of the people living in Norwalk, Ohio in 2005-2009 were foreign born. Ninety-six percent was native, including 82 percent who were born in Ohio.
Among people at least five years old living in Norwalk, Ohio in 2005-2009, 5 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 67 percent spoke Spanish and 33 percent spoke some other language; 40 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well.”
GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 84 percent of the people at least one year old living in Norwalk, Ohio were living in the same residence one year earlier; 11 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 4 percent from another county in the same state, 1 percent from another state, and less than 0.5 percent from abroad.
Geographic Mobility of Residents of Norwalk, Ohio in 2005-2009 Same residence 84%Different residence, same county 11%Different county, same state 4%Different state 1%Abroad 0%  Percent of people age 1 year and over
EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 84 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 13 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Sixteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.
The total school enrollment in Norwalk, Ohio was 4,200 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 640 and elementary or high school enrollment was 2,900 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 730.
The Educational Attainment of People in Norwalk, Ohio in 2005-2009 Graduate or professional degree 5%Bachelor’s degree 8%Associate’s degree 7%Some college, no degree 16%High school diploma or equivalency 49%Less than high school diploma 16%  Percent of people 25 years and over
DISABILITY: In Norwalk, Ohio, among people at least five years old in 2005-2009, percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age – from percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to percent of those 65 and older.
INDUSTRIES: In 2005-2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Norwalk, Ohio were Manufacturing, 23 percent, and Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 18 percent.
Employment by Industry in Norwalk, Ohio in 2005-2009 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0%Construction 9%Manufacturing 23%Wholesale trade 3%Retail trade 11%Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 4%Information 1%Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 4%Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 5%Educational services, and health care and social assistance 18%Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 15%Other Services, except public administration 4%Public administration 3%  Percent of employed people 16 years and over
OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 23 percent; Management, professional, and related occupations, 23 percent; Service occupations, 21 percent; Sales and office occupations, 21 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 12 percent. Eighty-seven percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 10 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 3 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.
TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-two percent of Norwalk, Ohio workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 12 percent carpooled, 1 percent took public transportation, and 3 percent used other means. The remaining 2 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 17.8 minutes to get to work.
INCOME: The median income of households in Norwalk, Ohio was $43,690. Seventy-eight percent of the households received earnings and 22 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-two percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $15,524. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: In 2005-2009, 15 percent of people were in poverty. Twenty-six percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 6 percent of people 65 years old and over. Thirteen percent of all families and 47 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.
Poverty Rates in Norwalk, Ohio in 2005-2009 People age 65 and over 6%Related children under 18 years 26%All families 13%Female householder families 47%  Percent below poverty level
POPULATION OF Norwalk, Ohio: In 2005-2009, Norwalk, Ohio had a total population of 17,000 – 8,500 (51 percent) females and 8,200 (49 percent) males. The median age was 36.3 years. Twenty-seven percent of the population was under 18 years and 14 percent was 65 years and older.
The Age Distribution of People in Norwalk, Ohio in 2005-2009 65 and over 14%45 to 64 24%25 to 44 25%18 to 24 10%Under 18 27%  Percent of population
For people reporting one race alone, 95 percent was White; 1 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; less than 0.5 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 2 percent was Some other race. One percent reported Two or more races. Five percent of the people in Norwalk, Ohio was Hispanic. Ninety-two percent of the people in Norwalk, Ohio was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Norwalk, Ohio had a total of 7,200 housing units, 8 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 66 percent was in single-unit structures, 29 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 6 percent was mobile homes. Twenty-two percent of the housing units were built since 1990.
The Types of Housing Units in Norwalk, Ohio in 2005-2009 Single-unit structures 66%In multi-unit structures 29%Mobile homes 6%  Percent of housing units
OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Norwalk, Ohio had 6,700 occupied housing units – 4,300 (64 percent) owner occupied and 2,400 (36 percent) renter occupied. Two percent of the households did not have telephone service and 6 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Thirty-nine percent had two vehicles and another 18 percent had three or more.
HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,146, nonmortgaged owners $405, and renters $574. Twenty-five percent of owners with mortgages, 12 percent of owners without mortgages, and 38 percent of renters in Norwalk, Ohio spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.
Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Norwalk, Ohio in 2005-2009 Owners with mortgage 25%Owners without mortgage 12%Renters 38%  Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing.

Source: American Community Survey, 2005-2009.