Introduction to Norwich, New York

Norwich, New York, in Chenango County, is 42 miles S of Utica, New York and 142 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey.

Norwich History

The early settlers of Norwich came from Massachusetts and Connecticut, arriving sometime around 1788. Norwich was formed in 1793 but later had to give up a substantial area of land in order to form new neighboring townships. Norwich became its own village on April 17, 1816, and was reincorporated as a city in 1914.

Norwich and nearby Attractions

  • Chenango County Museum
  • Gilbert Lake State Park
  • Bement-Billings Farmstead
  • Chittenango Falls State Park
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • Tioga Scenic Railroad

Things To Do In Norwich

The Northeast Classic Car Museum and Chenango County Museum are located in the city. Nearby historic sites include the Lorenzo State Historic Site, the Bement-Billings Farmstead, the Elihu Root House and the Herkimer Home State Historic Site. The Gilbert Lake State Park and Hunt's Pond State Park have picnic areas and offer boating, camping, fishing and swimming opportunities. The city hosts the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival and the Chenango Blues Festival every year.

Norwich Transportation

Syracuse Hancock International is the nearest major airport.

Norwich Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Broome Community College, Cazenovia College, SUNY Oneonta and Colgate University.


Total Population 7,032
Male Share of the Population 43.9%
Female Share of the Population 56.1%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,874
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 37.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.4%
Median Earnings25+ $30,524
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,673
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,731


Median Family Income $55,750
% Above Poverty Level 74.4%
% Below Poverty Level 25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 15.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $627
Median House Value $83,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
US/American 0%
English 16.7%
Irish 19%

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

Norwich Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles S of Utica, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Chenango
Standard Zip Codes 13815
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.531
Longitude -75.523

Norwich Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Norwich, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Chenango Lake (13815)

Kings Settlement (13815)

Springvale (13815)

Woods Corners (13815)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Earlville 1,102 $41,635
Gilbertsville 361 $58,750

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

Norwich Public Libraries

Guernsey Memorial Library Of Norwich
Norwich, New York
(607) 334-4034
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Norwich Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(607) 335-4111
Emergency Service: Yes

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