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Population in 2012: 9,411 (87% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: +36.7%
Males: 4,546  (48.3%)
Females: 4,865  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  34.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50211.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $76,172 (it was $58,933 in 2000)
Norwalk:

$76,172
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,647

Norwalk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $157,413 (it was $105,500 in 2000)
Norwalk:

$157,413
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $184,590; Detached houses: $186,498; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,871

Median gross rent in 2012: $742.

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  • White alone - 8,499 (95.0%)
  • Hispanic - 228 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 95 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 56 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 47 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Norwalk: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (29.0%), Irish (16.1%), English (10.7%), United States (5.6%), Dutch (4.1%), Swedish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/15/1901

Elevation: 896 feet

Land area: 6.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,434 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Norwalk:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norwalk city:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

127 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Norwalk, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Norwalk to the number of sex offenders is 784 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 2012: $2,932 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,821 (1.8%)

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

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: -3,236 (-35.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 604 (12.0%)

Area code: 515

Norwalk household income distribution Norwalk home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Norwalk by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 200040202111
per 100,000 29.10.00.00.051.60.023.80.022.110.711.111.0
Robberies 000000110000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.011.911.50.00.00.00.0
Assaults 41277116320661311
per 100,000 58.2173.791.889.5141.975.835.7229.666.364.3144.6121.2
Burglaries 71010111221202911151517
per 100,000 101.8144.8131.2140.6154.8265.2237.7333.0121.6160.8166.8187.2
Thefts 100113101721111109614181859380
per 100,000 1454.11635.81324.8920.51431.51389.11141.11619.0895.2910.91034.3881.2
Auto thefts 046265353466
per 100,000 0.057.978.725.677.463.135.757.433.242.966.766.1
Arson 011122511001
per 100,000 0.014.513.112.825.825.359.411.511.10.00.011.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 109.2125.394.672.6156.9102.8103.4154.884.979.1104.894.5

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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

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Norwalk, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,103 (+19.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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

Average climate in Norwalk, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Norwalk-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 200% 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 significantly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 3, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 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/medical centers in Norwalk:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Norwalk, IA

Local government website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norwalk:

  • Drake University (about 9 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 19 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 38 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 74 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 75 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 95 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 96 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

Public high school in Norwalk:

Public elementary/middle schools in Norwalk:

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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)
AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.0. This is about average.
City:

31.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.295
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.1. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.27. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.27
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.8%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Norwalk, IA

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 compared to Iowa state average:

Norwalk, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Norwalk travel time to work - commute


Norwalk mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.71%
Here41.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents28.2%23.1%8.7%6.2%5.6%
Congregations18.2%9.1%4.5%6.1%4.5%
NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaFriends (Quakers)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.2%3.8%3.1%12.5%
Congregations4.5%7.6%12.1%3.0%30.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Warren County:

14.0%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,858$58,2960$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,494$61,9760$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$42,606$46,4790$0
Police - Other 2$6,157$36,9421$1,722
Firefighters 1$5,041$60,4920$0
Streets and Highways 6$31,120$62,2400$0
Sewerage 2$6,272$37,6320$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,081$48,4868$1,235
Water Supply 3$9,018$36,0720$0
Local Libraries 2$7,297$43,7825$4,514
Other and Unallocable 5$13,058$31,3390$0
Totals for Government 38$149,002$47,05314$7,471

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $1,761,000 ($187.12)
    Regular Highways: $234,000 ($24.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000 ($5.95)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($0.96)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $901,000 ($95.74)
    Regular Highways: $567,000 ($60.25)
    Water Utilities: $511,000 ($54.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $369,000 ($39.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $335,000 ($35.60)
    Sewerage: $304,000 ($32.30)
    Libraries: $288,000 ($30.60)
    General - Other: $191,000 ($20.30)
    Health - Other: $166,000 ($17.64)
    Financial Administration: $166,000 ($17.64)
    General Public Buildings: $121,000 ($12.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $99,000 ($10.52)
    Central Staff Services: $71,000 ($7.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($2.13)
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,000 ($0.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $494,000 ($52.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $199,000 ($21.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $181,000 ($19.23)
    Health - Other: $163,000 ($17.32)
    Water Utilities: $107,000 ($11.37)
    General - Other: $84,000 ($8.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $76,000 ($8.08)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($2.98)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($2.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($1.06)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,760,000 ($187.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($5.31)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,065,000 ($113.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $331,000 ($35.17)
    All Other: $211,000 ($22.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $143,000 ($15.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $117,000 ($12.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $80,000 ($8.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $236,000 ($25.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $228,000 ($24.23)
    Rents: $42,000 ($4.46)
    Sale of Property: $41,000 ($4.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($1.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,018,000 ($108.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $579,000 ($61.52)
    All Other: $23,000 ($2.44)
  • Tax - Property: $2,828,000 ($300.50)
    Other License: $197,000 ($20.93)
    Public Utilities Sales: $149,000 ($15.83)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,427,000 ($1426.73)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,981,000 ($1379.34)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,396,000 ($148.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $950,000 ($100.95)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,157,000 ($229.20)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,957,000 ($526.72)

8.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  3.84% ($47,092 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.26% ($26,857)
from Dallas County, IA  0.24% ($47,842)


7.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  4.20% ($36,603 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.32% ($54,922)
to Marion County, IA  0.27% ($32,558)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Norwalk, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Norwalk fatal accident list:

Jul 29, 2007 07:00 PM, Sr-28, Beardsley St, Lat: 41.496994, Lon: -93.674122, Vehicles: 2, 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 drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Norwalk)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 2300 R63 Hwy (Lat: 41.493444 Lon: -93.626167), Type: Bant, Structure height: 8.5 m, Overall height: 12.1 m, Call Sign: KBC203
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/13/2021, Certifier: Earl G Flinn
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 705 North Ave (Lat: 41.471667 Lon: -93.676611), Call Sign: KDV846
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.280 MHz, 154.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2005, Expiration Date: 11/20/2015
    Registrant: Norwalk Fire Department, 1100 Chatham Avenue, Norwalk, IA 50211, Phone: (515) 981-4316, Fax: (515) 981-4779, Email:
  • Lat: 41.483306 Lon: -93.668611, Call Sign: WPWI824
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/25/2002, Expiration Date: 11/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2013, Certifier: Pat Moran
    Registrant: Illowa Communications, 1354 W 4th St, Davenport, IA 52802, Phone: (800) 322-0981, Fax: (319) 322-3837
  • 1505 North Ave (Lat: 41.475667 Lon: -93.669806), Call Sign: WPZN849
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/2004, Expiration Date: 02/10/2014, Certifier: Christian Comito
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 1201 North Ave. (Lat: 41.474167 Lon: -93.670917), Type: Mast, Structure height: 11.6 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQEW986
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.3600 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/08/2006, Expiration Date: 05/08/2016, Certifier: Kate Baldwin
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 41.498889 Lon: -93.685611, Call Sign: WQKQ278
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, 72.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/10/2009, Expiration Date: 08/10/2019, Certifier: Tim Geyer
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2344

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Top Of Water Tower (Lat: 41.471667 Lon: -93.676611), Structure height: 38 m, Call Sign: KPJ865, Licensee ID: L00123416
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/1987, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Putbrese Communications, Ltd., Post Office Box 838, Des Moines, IA 50304

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 1651 SHARNBERG, 162 1/2 Hoover Rd (Lat: 41.387750 Lon: -93.777972), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPNH410
    Assigned Frequencies: 6821.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/20/1997, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/20/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (206) 313-7744
  • Norwalk West, West Wright St (Lat: 41.467389 Lon: -93.691333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 44.1 m, Call Sign: WPTM656
    Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/12/2011, Expiration Date: 10/31/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/04/2012, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • NORWALK, Lat: 41.466889 Lon: -93.687806, Call Sign: WQGT506
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2007, Expiration Date: 04/12/2017, Certifier: Dean Yordi
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • Watts IA, 157 Filmore Lot B (Watts # 303490) (Lat: 41.436222 Lon: -93.777722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 107.3 m, Overall height: 110.6 m, Call Sign: WQIZ726
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/27/2008, Expiration Date: 06/27/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • NORWALK HS, 1201 North Avenue (Lat: 41.473056 Lon: -93.672111), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.5 m, Call Sign: WQQT494
    Assigned Frequencies: 19405.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/2013, Expiration Date: 02/27/2023, Certifier: John Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • FAIRFAX ST, 5667 Fairfax Street (Lat: 41.437222 Lon: -93.697806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 74.1 m, Call Sign: WQQT495
    Assigned Frequencies: 17845.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/2013, Expiration Date: 02/27/2023, Certifier: John Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Norwalk)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Norwalk)


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
Businesses in Norwalk, IA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1
McDonald's1

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  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
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  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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  • Michael S. Simpson (6)
  • John E. Short (5)
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Total of 28 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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