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Overview

Introduction to Norwalk, Ohio

Norwalk, Ohio, in Huron county, is 26 miles SW of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 51 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio

Norwalk History

Earlier Norwalk was known as Firelands. Later on, the area was named after Norwalk, Connecticut, where most of its early settlers originated from. The area was first settled in July 1817 by Platt Benedict of Danbury, Connecticut. Benedict was the first mayor of Norwalk. The area became the county seat in May 1818. Norwalk was formally incorporated as a city on April 12, 1881.

Norwalk and Nearby Attractions

  • Firelands Museum
  • Edison Birthplace Museum
  • Vermilion River Reservation
  • Milan Historical Museum
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park
  • Castaway Bay Waterpark

Things To Do In Norwalk

You can visit the Firelands Historical Society Museum during your leisure time. Norwalk offers a number of parks and playgrounds such as Memorial Lake Park, Whitney Park, Wayne Athletic Field and McGuan Park. You can also spend a fun day at the Ernsthausen Community Complex which has a 25 yard competitive pool, 150 yard spiral water slide, 86 degree therapy pool and several other facilities.

Norwalk Transportation

The nearest airport is Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport.

Norwalk Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are provided by Oberlin College, Lorain County Community College and Ashland University.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,862
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+7,262
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,186
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,484
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,715

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,689
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$602
Median House Value$117,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.9%
Irish15.1%
English10%
Italian4.6%
Polish3.7%
French Except Basque3.3%
Hungarian2.7%
Scottish1.9%
Dutch1.7%
Swedish0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Turkish0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Norwalk Almanac

CategoryValue
County Huron County
Standard Zip Codes44857
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.24
Approximate Longitude-82.61

Norwalk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORWALK WWTP
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationOBERLIN
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationASHLAND 2 SW
Distance31.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berlin Heights504$56,500
Huron7,038$62,113
Milan1,263$78,250

Norwalk Public Libraries

Norwalk Public Library
46 W. MAIN ST.
Norwalk, Ohio
(419) 668-6063

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Norwalk Hospitals

Fisher-titus Hospital
(Non-profit)
272 Benedict Avenue
(419) 668-8101

Norwalk Public Schools

Maplehurst Elementary School
195 Saint Marys St
ZIP: 44857
(419) 668-6035
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Norwalk Middle School
64 Christie Ave
ZIP: 44857
(419) 668-8370
Middle
Total Enrollment 433
Main Street School
80 E Main St
ZIP: 44857
(419) 668-2779
Middle
Total Enrollment 444
League Elementary School
16 E League St
ZIP: 44857
(419) 668-2450
Primary
Total Enrollment 224
Pleasant Elementary School
16 S Pleasant St
ZIP: 44857
(419) 668-4134
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Norwalk High School
350 Shady Lane Dr
ZIP: 44857
(419) 668-2079
High
Total Enrollment 770

Norwalk Private Schools

Trinity Christian Academy
250 Benedict Ave
ZIP: 44857
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Norwalk Catholic School / St Paul High School
93 E Main St
ZIP: 44857
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 637
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