Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,813
Male Share of the Population43.9%
Female Share of the Population56.1%
Senior Citizens20.1%
Employed Population 16+2,864
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married39.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,458
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,150
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,158

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,697
% Above Poverty Level76.4%
% Below Poverty Level23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work13%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone40%
Median Gross Rent$669
Median House Value$89,000

Ancestry

Irish17.2%
English16.9%
Italian15.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.1%
German14.8%
Dutch5.7%
French Except Basque3.1%
Polish2.5%
Scottish1.5%
Canadian1%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Russian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Greek0.1%
Czech0.1%
Israeli0.1%
African0.1%
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Norwich Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chenango County
Standard Zip Codes13815
Phone Area Codes607
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.53
Approximate Longitude-75.52

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
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches
StationMORRISVILLE 6 SW
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp9 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 52 F
Jul Temp55 to 78 F
Oct Temp35 to 57 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches
StationMARYLAND 6 SW
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 31 F
Apr Temp31 to 55 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Earlville1,153$58,618
Gilbertsville355$79,250

Norwich Public Libraries

Guernsey Memorial Library Of Norwich
3 COURT STREET
Norwich, New York
(607) 334-4034

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Norwich Hospitals

Chenango Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
179 N Broad St
(607) 335-4114

Norwich Public Schools

Delaware-chenango-madison-otsego Boces
6678 County Rd 32
ZIP: 13815
(607) 335-1233
Other
Total Enrollment 319
Norwich High School
49 Midland Dr
ZIP: 13815
(607) 334-1600
High
Total Enrollment 595
Norwich Middle School
89 Midland Dr
ZIP: 13815
(607) 334-1600
Middle
Total Enrollment 425
Perry Browne Intermediate School
31 Beebe Ave
ZIP: 13815
(607) 334-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Stanford J Gibson Primary School
8 Ridgeland Rd
ZIP: 13815
(607) 334-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 473

Norwich Private Schools

Holy Family School
17 Prospect St
ZIP: 13815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 106
Valley Heights Christian Academy
75 Calvary Dr
ZIP: 13815
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 83
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