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Overview

Introduction to Norwich, Connecticut

Norwich, Connecticut, in New London county, is 28 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut and 77 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is included in the New London - Norwich metropolitan area.

Norwich History

Settlers from Old Saybrook founded Norwich in 1658. Led by Major John Mason and Reverend James Fitch, the Settlers bought land from the Mohegan tribe of Native Americans. A wharf was established in Yantic Cove in 1668. The community was probably named after the English city of Norwich. It was officially incorporated in 1784. During the 18th-century, Norwich was primarily a shipbuilding center.

Norwich and nearby Attractions

  • Leffingwell House Museum
  • Norwich Arts Council Gallery
  • Cold Brook
  • Norwich Marina
  • Norwich Rose Garden
  • Stoddard Hill State Park

Things To Do In Norwich

Norwich offers a wide range of recreational facilities to both its residents and visitors. One can visit the Leffingwell House Museum or walk around the Norwich Arts Council Gallery. The Norwich Marina and the Central Wharf are very popular tourist spots in the city. Here one can enjoy a variety of sports and other fitness activities. The city also boasts of several beautiful lakes, brooks and reservoirs. The Norwichtown Mall Shopping Center, Meadows Shopping Center, Wawecus Hill Road Center Shopping Center and Green Plains Plaza Shopping Center are ideal destinations for those who enjoy shopping. In addition, Norwich also hosts numerous festivals around the year. Among these are the Fall Festival & Russian Bazaar, Grange Fair, Grecian Food Festival, Juneteenth Day, Sweet Potato Festival and Winterfest.

Norwich Transportation

Groton-New London Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Norwich Higher Education

Three Rivers Community College is the local institute offering courses in higher education. One can also enroll at the nearby Eastern Connecticut State University or the University of Connecticut.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,057
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+19,705
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married36.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.3%
Median Earnings25+$35,329
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,459
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,759

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,677
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone32.9%
Median Gross Rent$965
Median House Value$169,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.1%
Irish15.1%
Italian12.1%
French Except Basque8.8%
Polish8.3%
English6.7%
German6.4%
Canadian4.6%
West Indian3%
Haitian2.4%
African2.1%
Portuguese1.7%
Cape Verdean1.6%
Scottish1.3%
Russian1.1%
Greek0.9%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Czech0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
US/American0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Norwich Almanac

CategoryValue
County New London County
Standard Zip Codes6360, 6365
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.55
Approximate Longitude-72.08

Norwich Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORWICH PUB UTIL PLANT
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationGROTON
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationMANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Groton9,240$62,500
Groton Long Point477$119,375
Mystic4,241$117,135
New London27,218$39,494
Willimantic17,339$38,232

Norwich Public Libraries

Otis Library
261 MAIN ST.
Norwich, Connecticut
(860) 889-2365

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Norwich Hospitals

William W Backus Hospital
(Non-profit)
326 Washington St
(860) 889-8331

Norwich Public Schools

Bishop School Early Learning Center
526 Main Street
ZIP: 6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 223
Case Street Early Learning Center At Dtz
30 Case Street
ZIP: 6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 57
Deborah-tennant Zinewicz School
30 Case Street
ZIP: 6360
Hickory Street School
201 Hickory Street
ZIP: 6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 20
Integrated Day Charter School
68 Thermos Road
ZIP: 6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
John B. Stanton School
386 New London Turnpike
ZIP: 6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
John M. Moriarty School
20 Lawlor Lane
ZIP: 6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Kelly Middle School
25 Mahan Drive
ZIP: 6360
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Learn Kelly Middle School Intensive Program
25 Mahan Drive
ZIP: 6360
Middle
Total Enrollment 3
Norwich Free Academy
305 Broadway
ZIP: 6360
High
Total Enrollment 2318
Norwich Technical High School
590 New London Turnpike
ZIP: 6360
High
Total Enrollment 673
Samuel Huntington School
80 West Town Street
ZIP: 6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Southeast Mental Health Authority
401 West Thames Street
ZIP: 6360
Teachers' Memorial Middle School
15 Teachers Drive
ZIP: 6360
Middle
Total Enrollment 491
Thomas W. Mahan School
94 Salem Turnpike
ZIP: 6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Three Rivers Middle College Magnet School
574 New London Turnpike
ZIP: 6360
High
Total Enrollment 61
Uncas School
280 Elizabeth Street Extensi
ZIP: 6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 250
Veterans' Memorial School
80 Crouch Avenue
ZIP: 6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Virtual Learning Academy
191 Hickory Street
ZIP: 6360
High
Total Enrollment 12

Norwich Private Schools

Mayflower Montessori School
1 Thames River Pl Ste 1
ZIP: 6360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Montessori Discovery School
218 Dudley St
ZIP: 6360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
St Patrick Cathedral School
211 Broadway
ZIP: 6360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 233
Stoneview Children's University
294 Washington St
ZIP: 6360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Wildwood Christian School
35 Wawecus Hill Rd
ZIP: 6360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
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