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Norwalk, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Norwalk, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°29′0″N 93°40′43″W / 41.483333°N 93.67861°W / 41.483333; -93.67861
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Polk, Warren
 - Total 6.8 sq mi (17.6 km2)
 - Land 6.6 sq mi (17.0 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,884
 - Density 1,049.2/sq mi (405.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50211
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-57675
GNIS feature ID 0459658

Norwalk is a city in Polk and Warren counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 6,884 at the 2000 census. The city is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area and is located just south of the Des Moines International Airport. It is the hometown of actors Brandon Routh, star of the film Superman Returns, and Jason Momoa, star of the television show Stargate: Atlantis.



Norwalk is located at 41°29′0″N 93°40′43″W / 41.483333°N 93.67861°W / 41.483333; -93.67861 (41.483403, -93.678515)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (3.24%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,884 people, 2,344 households, and 1,903 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,049.2 people per square mile (405.2/km²). There were 2,382 housing units at an average density of 363.0/sq mi (140.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.75% White, 0.23% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 2,344 households out of which 49.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,933, and the median income for a family was $64,653. Males had a median income of $37,571 versus $30,455 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,895. About 1.8% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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