Introduction to Norwalk, California

Incorporated in 1957, Norwalk is a city in southeastern Los Angeles County, in Southern California. Norwalk is approximately 20 minutes southeast of Los Angeles, 15 minutes northwest of Anaheim and an hour and forty five minutes northwest of San Diego.

The area now known as Norwalk was first settled by the Shoshonean Indian tribe. The first European settlers were Spanish settlers who arrived in the late 1760s.

Norwalk is located only 25 minutes west of Los Angeles International (LAX) airport. Norwalk provides easy access to the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5), the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605), the Century Freeway (I-105, the Artesia Freeway (CA/SR-91), the Imperial Highway (CA/SR-90) and Firestone Boulevard (CA/SR-42).

Norwalk Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Norwalk residents have easy access to all of the cultural and entertainment attractions of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and Anaheim. Some of the items of note in and around the City of Norwalk include:

  • The Hargitt House Museum.
  • The major theme park attractions of nearby Anaheim including Disneyland.
  • Norwalk Park.

Southern California is rich in professional sports offerings. Norwalk's location provides residents with easy access to the following professional sports teams:

  • Baseball:
    • Major League Baseball (MLB) - the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Dodgers. A road trip south adds the San Diego Padres to this list.
    • Minor League Baseball (MiLB) - the Inland Empire 66ers, the Lake Elsinore Storm, and the Lancaster JetHawks. The 66ers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, the storm are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the JetHawks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Basketball:
    • NBA - the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
    • WNBA - the Los Angeles Sparks.
  • Football:
    • The Arena Football League (AFL) - Los Angeles Avengers.
    • The National Football League (NFL) - San Diego Chargers in San Diego to the south.
  • Lacrosse:
    • Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - The Los Angeles Riptide.
  • Soccer:
    • Major League Soccer (MLS) - Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
    • The United Soccer League (USL) Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses who play in the USL Premier Development League. Also to the south, the United Soccer League (USL) USL Premier Development League San Diego Gauchos and the USL W-League San Diego Gauchos Women.
  • Hockey:
    • The ECHL Sand Diego Gulls in San Diego to the south.
    • The National Hockey League (NHL) - Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings.


Total Population 106,659
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 45,915
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $32,759
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,026
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,288


Median Family Income $62,881
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3%


People Living Alone 14.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,349
Median House Value $331,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 84.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.6%
Irish 1.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Norwalk Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles NW of Anaheim, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90650
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90651, 90652
Company Zip Codes 90659
Phone Area Codes 562
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.902
Longitude -118.08

Norwalk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 68 F
Apr Temp 53 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 69 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Artesia 16,785 $62,517
Bellflower 77,756 $53,081
Cerritos 49,701 $99,915
Downey 113,407 $66,373
Lakewood 81,173 $87,157
Santa Fe Springs 17,162 $64,958

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Norwalk Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(562) 868-3751
Emergency Service: Yes

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Norwalk High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 25.4

Serves 1,898 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.4

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Serves 1,106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

Serves 345 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 33.2

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