Norwich, CT

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Population

39,875

0.454% decline

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Median Age

37


Median Household Income

$53,682

3.72% growth

Number of Employees

19,505

2.62% decline

Median Property Value

$168,200

0.825% decline

About

In 2017, Norwich, CT had a population of 39.9k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $53,682. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Norwich, CT declined from 40,057 to 39,875, a -0.454% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,758 to $53,682, a 3.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Norwich, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.4%), White (Hispanic) (7.12%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.89%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (5.99%). N/A% of the people in Norwich, CT speak a non-English language, and 94% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Norwich, CT are Three Rivers Community College (523 degrees awarded in 2017) and Norwich Technical High School/Adult Licensed Practical Nurse Program (29 degrees).

The median property value in Norwich, CT is $168,200, and the homeownership rate is 52%. Most people in Norwich, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Norwich, CT is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Norwich, CT employs 19.5k people. The largest industries in Norwich, CT are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3,574 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,168 people), and Retail Trade (2,409 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($250,001), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($250,001), and Utilities ($74,768).

Median household income in Norwich, CT is $53,682. Males in Norwich, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,104. The income inequality in Norwich, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,682

2017 value

± $2,599

3.72%

1 Year Growth

± 6.46%

Households in Norwich, CT have a median annual income of $53,682, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,758 in 2016, which represents a 3.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,173

Average Male Salary

± $3,087

$62,104

Average Female Salary

± $1,937

In 2017, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Connecticut by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $74,650 ± $7,847

  2. White

    $68,654 ± $1,911

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,042 ± $101,408

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Norwich, CT is from Connecticut.

0.504

2017 Wage GINI

0.505

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.504 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.198% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6963

  2. Census Tract 6966

  3. Census Tract 6962

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Norwich, CT was Census Tract 6963 with a value of $79,063, followed by Census Tract 6966 and Census Tract 6962, with respective values of $78,289 and $74,896.

The following map shows all of the places in Norwich, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Norwich, CT (5.78k out of 39.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,964 ± 494

  2. Black

    1,228 ± 292

  3. Two Or More

    1,175 ± 330

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Norwich, CT is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

19.5k

2017 Value

± 1,054

-2.62%

1 Year decline

± 7.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norwich, CT declined at a rate of -2.62%, from 20k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norwich, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,312 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,056 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2,009 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Norwich, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Norwich, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,312 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,056 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2,009 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Norwich, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.75 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.98 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Norwich, CT, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,417), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,115), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.5k

2017 Value

± 1,054

-2.62%

1 Year decline

± 7.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norwich, CT declined at a rate of -2.62%, from 20k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norwich, CT, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3,574 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,168 people), and Retail Trade (2,409 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Norwich, CT, though some of these residents may live in Norwich, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Norwich, CT, by number of employees, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3,574 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,168 people), and Retail Trade (2,409 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Norwich, CT has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (8.33 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.3 times), and Utilities (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Norwich, CT, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($250,001), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($250,001), and Utilities ($74,768).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $35.4B

  2. $22.7B

  3. $17.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.4B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.7B) and Machinery ($17.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$218B

2020 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $218B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $307B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.2B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $27.2B, followed by Massachusetts with $22.4B and New Jersey and $12.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.8% of the population of Norwich, CT has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 29.6% on Medicaid, 9.96% on Medicare, 9.26% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Norwich, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Norwich, CT see 1486 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1495 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1466 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 309 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,486 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New London County, CT see an average of 1,486 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1,495 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New London County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.16%

Uninsured

43.9%

Employer Coverage

29.6%

Medicaid

9.96%

Medicare

9.26%

Non-Group

2.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Norwich, CT declined by 22.8% from 6.69% to 5.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Norwich, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

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Diversity

Norwich, CT is home to a population of 39.9k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.1% of Norwich, CT residents were born outside of the country (5.23k people).

In 2017, there were 5.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.7k people) in Norwich, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.15k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.84k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Norwich, CT was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Norwich, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Norwich, CT residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.23k people

12.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.94k people

As of 2017, 13.1% of Norwich, CT residents (5.23k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Norwich, CT was 12.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    39,441 ± 4,849 people

  2. Jamaica

    35,154 ± 4,581 people

  3. Mexico

    29,001 ± 4,164 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 39,441 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

94%

2017 Citizenship

94%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94% of Norwich, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Norwich, CT was 94%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Norwich, CT

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    24.7k ± 820

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    4.15k ± 450

  3. White (Hispanic)

    2.84k ± 680

In 2017, there were 5.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.7k people) in Norwich, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.15k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.84k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Norwich, CT as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    760 ± 177

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    542 ± 153

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    522 ± 204

Norwich, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Norwich, CT awarded 552 degrees. The student population of Norwich, CT is skewed towards women, with 1,708 male students and 2,479 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Norwich, CT are White (382 and 69.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (68 and 12.3%), Black or African American (31 and 5.62%), and Asian (23 and 4.17%).

The largest universities in Norwich, CT by number of degrees awarded are Three Rivers Community College (523 and 94.7%) and Norwich Technical High School/Adult Licensed Practical Nurse Program (29 and 5.25%).

The most popular majors in Norwich, CT are General Studies (130 and 23.6%), Registered Nursing (71 and 12.9%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (47 and 8.51%).

The median tuition costs in Norwich, CT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 124 degrees awarded

  2. 71 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Norwich, CT was General Studies with 124 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Norwich, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 523 degrees awarded

  2. 29 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Norwich, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Three Rivers Community College with 523 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

204

Degrees Awarded to Men

348

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 204 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Norwich, CT, which is 0.586 times less than the 348 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    382 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    68 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    31 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Norwich, CT were to White students. These 382 degrees mean that there were 5.62 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 68 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Norwich, CT was $168,200 in 2017, which is 0.732 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,600 to $168,200, a 0.825% decrease. The homeownership rate in Norwich, CT is 52%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Norwich, CT have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Norwich, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$168,200

2017 Median

± $4,747

$169,600

2016 Median

± $5,562

In 2017, the median property value in Norwich, CT declined from to $168,200 from the previous year's value of $169,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Norwich, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Norwich, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$53,682

Median Household Income

± $2,599

15.8k

Number of Households

± 938

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.8k households in Norwich, CT grew to $53,682 from the previous year's value of $51,758.

The following chart displays the households in Norwich, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Norwich, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Norwich, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

52%

2017 Homeownership

50.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52% of the housing units in Norwich, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Norwich, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Norwich, CT have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.679% of the workforce in Norwich, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.7%

  3. Public Transit

    3.04%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Norwich, CT was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.7%) and those who Public Transit (3.04%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Norwich, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Norwich, CT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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