Norwalk, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 9,859 (87% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: +43.2%
Males: 4,857  (49.3%)
Females: 5,002  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50211.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $78,980 (it was $58,933 in 2000)
Norwalk:

$78,980
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,020 (it was $21,895 in 2000)

Norwalk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $152,423 (it was $105,500 in 2000)
Norwalk:

$152,423
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $181,642; Detached houses: $181,828; Townhouses or other attached units: $162,641

Median gross rent in 2013: $834.

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  • Races in Norwalk, IA (2010)

    Norwalk races chart
    • 8,49995.0%White alone
    • 2282.5%Hispanic
    • 951.1%Two or more races
    • 560.6%Asian alone
    • 470.5%Black alone
    • 110.1%American Indian alone
    • 70.08%Other race alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Norwalk detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Norwalk: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.9%), Irish (15.8%), English (10.2%), United States (5.4%), Dutch (3.7%), Norwegian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/15/1901

Elevation: 896 feet

Land area: 6.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,503 people per square mile   (low).

Norwalk,IA real estate house value index trend

Norwalk, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Norwalk:

  • High school or higher: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norwalk city:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

87 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Norwalk, Iowa as of June 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Norwalk to the number of sex offenders is 941 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,071 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,192 (2.1%)

Norwalk satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (8.0 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (122.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (310.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cumming, IA (2.1 miles) , Spring Hill, IA (2.3 miles) , West Des Moines, IA (2.7 miles ), Des Moines, IA (2.8 miles ), Martensdale, IA (2.9 miles ), Windsor Heights, IA (2.9 miles ), Carlisle, IA (3.1 miles ), Clive, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2003: 51 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2004: 80 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2005: 140 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2006: 95 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2007: 138 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2008: 97 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2009: 100 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2010: 60 buildings, average cost: $189,900
  • 2011: 64 buildings, average cost: $252,700
  • 2012: 70 buildings, average cost: $257,500
  • 2013: 107 buildings, average cost: $280,500
  • 2014: 85 buildings, average cost: $312,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 93.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,492 (-37.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 613 (11.4%)

Area code: 515

Norwalk household income distribution Norwalk home values distribution

Crime rates in Norwalk by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0004020211121
per 100,000 0.00.00.051.60.023.80.022.110.711.111.020.910.2
Robberies 0000011000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.011.911.50.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 127711632066131180
per 100,000 173.791.889.5141.975.835.7229.666.364.3144.6121.283.70.0
Burglaries 101011122120291115151775
per 100,000 144.8131.2140.6154.8265.2237.7333.0121.6160.8166.8187.273.351.0
Thefts 1131017211111096141818593806679
per 100,000 1,635.81,324.8920.51,431.51,389.11,141.11,619.0895.2910.91,034.3881.2690.8806.4
Auto thefts 4626535346616
per 100,000 57.978.725.677.463.135.757.433.242.966.766.110.561.2
Arson 1112251100110
per 100,000 14.513.112.825.825.359.411.511.10.00.011.010.50.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 125.194.572.5156.6102.6103.2154.584.878.9104.794.373.053.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Norwalk detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Iowa average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,103 (+19.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Norwalk: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Norwalk, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Norwalk, Iowa average temperatures Norwalk, Iowa average precipitation Norwalk, Iowa humidity Norwalk, Iowa wind speed Norwalk, Iowa snowfall Norwalk, Iowa sunshine Norwalk, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Norwalk-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the Norwalk city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.4 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Norwalk-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 371.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 357.3 miles away from Norwalk center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 371.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 312.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from Norwalk center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Warren County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Norwalk topographic map

Birthplace of: Brandon Routh - Actor, Albert Sorensen - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Norwalk:

  • NORWALK NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (921 SUNSET DRIVE)
  • REGENCY CARE CENTER (815 HIGH ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Norwalk:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DIALYSIS SERVICES DES MOINES SOUTH (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; DES MOINES, IA)
  • FLEUR HEIGHTS CENTER FOR WELLNESS AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DES MOINES, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF CENTRAL IOWA (Hospital, about 7 miles away; W DES MOINES, IA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES -WEST DES MOINES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • VALLEY JUNCTION NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • WESLEY ACRES (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DES MOINES, IA)
  • BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGIES-PORTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DES MOINES, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norwalk:

  • Drake University (about 9 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 16 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 38 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 74 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 75 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 95 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 96 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high school in Norwalk:

Public elementary/middle schools in Norwalk:

See full list of schools located in Norwalk

Library in Norwalk:

  • NORWALK EASTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $322,235; Location: 1051 NAVE; 28,335 books; 1,393 audio materials; 1,111 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 84 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Norwalk: Norwalk Aquatic Center (A), Countryside Golf Course (B), The Legacy Golf Course (C), Norwalk Fire and Rescue Department (D), Norwalk Easter Public Library (E), Norwalk City Hall (F), Norwalk City Police Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Norwalk include: Norwalk United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Norwalk Christian Church (C), Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (D), Norwalk Foursquare Church (E), Fellowship Community Church (F), Assumption Church (G), New Life Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Colechester (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Norwalk include: McDonald Woods Park (1), Brownie Park (2), Norwalk City Park (3), Windflower Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Juke Box Junction - Office (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4337 North Callison Avenue).

Warren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 63.9. This is about average.

City:

63.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.210. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.210
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.00
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.0403. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0403
U.S.:

1.9118

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.98
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.9%
(2.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.5% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
134 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
132 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Norwalk, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Norwalk (2011 data):

  • City State Bank: Trust & Investments Office Branch at 1104 Sunset Drive, Suite B, branch established on 2007/10/01; at 801 Main Street, branch established on 1895/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $236.0 mil, Deposits: $196.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Albrecht Financial Services, Inc.
  • Community Bank: Norwalk Branch at 2300 Highway 28, Suite 101, branch established on 2003/04/01. Info updated 2007/10/30: Bank assets: $159.1 mil, Deposits: $127.9 mil, headquarters in Indianola, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Iowa average:

10.3

Norwalk travel time to work - commute Norwalk mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Norwalk city (based on Warren County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,12329
Catholic4,6466
Evangelical Protestant4,22228
Other3313
None27,903-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Warren County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Warren County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Warren County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Warren County:

30.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Norwalk:

51.7%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Norwalk:

49.4%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.2%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Norwalk:

10.6%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.6%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

58.9%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Norwalk:

80.2%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Norwalk, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$5,405$64,8600$0
Other Government Administration 9$66,004$88,0050$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$60,000$60,0000$0
Police - Other 3$7,233$28,9320$0
Firefighters 1$7,753$93,0360$0
Streets and Highways 7$30,240$51,8400$0
Sewerage 2$5,965$35,7900$0
Parks and Recreation 3$11,901$47,6045$1,597
Water Supply 3$10,360$41,4400$0
Local Libraries 2$9,064$54,38410$6,135
Other and Unallocable 5$16,473$39,5350$0
Totals for Government 48$230,398$57,60015$7,732

Norwalk government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $1,761,000 ($178.62)
    Regular Highways: $234,000 ($23.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000 ($5.68)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($0.91)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $901,000 ($91.39)
    Regular Highways: $567,000 ($57.51)
    Water Utilities: $511,000 ($51.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $369,000 ($37.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $335,000 ($33.98)
    Sewerage: $304,000 ($30.83)
    Libraries: $288,000 ($29.21)
    General - Other: $191,000 ($19.37)
    Health - Other: $166,000 ($16.84)
    Financial Administration: $166,000 ($16.84)
    General Public Buildings: $121,000 ($12.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $99,000 ($10.04)
    Central Staff Services: $71,000 ($7.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($2.03)
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,000 ($0.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $494,000 ($50.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $199,000 ($20.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $181,000 ($18.36)
    Health - Other: $163,000 ($16.53)
    Water Utilities: $107,000 ($10.85)
    General - Other: $84,000 ($8.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $76,000 ($7.71)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($2.84)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($2.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($1.01)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,760,000 ($178.52)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($5.07)

Norwalk government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,065,000 ($108.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $331,000 ($33.57)
    All Other: $211,000 ($21.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $143,000 ($14.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $117,000 ($11.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $80,000 ($8.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $236,000 ($23.94)
    General Revenue, NEC: $228,000 ($23.13)
    Rents: $42,000 ($4.26)
    Sale of Property: $41,000 ($4.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($1.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,018,000 ($103.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $579,000 ($58.73)
    All Other: $23,000 ($2.33)
  • Tax - Property: $2,828,000 ($286.84)
    Other License: $197,000 ($19.98)
    Public Utilities Sales: $149,000 ($15.11)

Norwalk government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,427,000 ($1361.90)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,981,000 ($1316.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,396,000 ($141.60)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $950,000 ($96.36)

Norwalk government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,157,000 ($218.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,957,000 ($502.79)

6.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,461 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  3.29% ($42,170 average AGI)
from Dallas County, IA  0.32% ($45,709)
from Madison County, IA  0.22% ($40,658)


6.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,233 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  3.35% ($33,308 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.41% ($43,625)
to Story County, IA  0.17% ($26,966)

Strongest AM radio stations in Norwalk:

  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Norwalk:

  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KSTM (88.9 FM; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: SIMPSON COLLEGE)
  • KDPS (88.1 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES INDEP. COM.SCHOOL DIST.)

TV broadcast stations around Norwalk:

  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
Norwalk fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Norwalk fatal accident list:

Jul 29, 2007 07:00 PM, Sr-28, Beardsley St, Lat: 41.49699, Lon: -93.67412, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Sep 6, 1994 02:52 PM, 28, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 7, 1979 01:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 16,480Total average daily traffic
  • 316Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,960Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$141,79240$163,901142$167,1879$50,9878$96,2631$149,520
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$241,9402$240,57011$166,5521$23,6800$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$154,9371$211,06025$167,3026$51,7701$53,0501$9,350
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$151,1553$155,33019$143,4480$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$134,8901$142,5904$195,7600$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$169,8059$185,873
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$220,2602$169,385
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$211,890
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$187,385
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Norwalk, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2476.4 years
Robert2070.1 years
Charles1979.7 years
Mary1981.4 years
James1873.1 years
Helen1580.8 years
William1476.6 years
George1475.3 years
Frank1174.0 years
Elizabeth1176.7 years
Most common last names in Norwalk, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1974.3 years
Graham873.4 years
Miller877.4 years
Johnson888.2 years
Hill782.0 years
Wilson666.6 years
Courtney684.5 years
Bishop672.3 years
Lawrence582.4 years
Harkin580.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Businesses in Norwalk, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
FedEx1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1

Norwalk compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Norwalk on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
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