Norwalk, Wisconsin

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Norwalk, Wisconsin

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High Points

Norwalk strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Norwalk Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 6% Norwalk Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Norwalk Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Norwalk, Wisconsin

Comparing Norwalk to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 4
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 2
People Above Poverty 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Norwalk Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles E of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 54648
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.83
Longitude -90.621

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 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 57 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Station SPARTA
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Station MAUSTON 1 SE
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
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Norwalk Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 653 100%
Male 347 53.1%
Female 306 46.9%
Under 18 194 29.7%
18+ 459 70.3%
65+ 99 15.2%
Median Age 29.5
Average Family Size 3.46
White 476 72.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 167 25.6%
Mixed Race 10 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 209 32%

Estimated Norwalk Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 629
Growth -24
Growth % -3.7%

Norwalk Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37%
German 34.2%
Norwegian 11.1%
English 4.3%
US/American 3.4%
Italian 3%
Polish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Irish 1.4%
European 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Norwalk 653 $39,583
Cashton 1,005 $37,917
Kendall 469 $43,393
Ontario 476 $28,750
Sparta 8,648 $42,182
Tomah 8,419 $42,881
Wilton 519 $46,607

Norwalk Public Libraries

Norwalk Public Library
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