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This map uses census data to show where people work in Norwalk who earn between $15,000 and $40,000/year. Large clusters of these jobs tend to be located where there are many retail, food service, and service industry jobs, such as shopping centers or office parks.

Where are the jobs?

This map shows the approximate location of jobs paying between $15,000 and $40,000 annually.


Housing cost burden

Among households earning under $50,000 in Norwalk, an estimated 301 households are paying more than they can afford for a home they rent, and 401 households are paying more than they can afford for a home they own.

Cost burden refers to a household paying more than 30% of income on housing.

Severe cost burden refers to a household paying more than 50% of income on housing.

Housing cost burdens can break apart family budgets. High housing costs take up money otherwise needed for transportation, education, and other basic necessities.

Wages needed to afford housing

The National Low Income Housing Coalition releases an annual estimate of the hourly wage a person would need to earn to afford a typical two bedroom apartment. Here's local data:

Zip Code
Housing Wage

Wages paid by essential jobs

The National Housing Conference's Paycheck to Paycheck report highlights the wages commonly paid by important occupations in our region:

Childcare worker


Retail salesperson


Home health/personal care aide


Restaurant cook


Income Profile

Median household income


Number of people in poverty


That's 5% of the population.

ALICE threshold by United Way

ALICE was developed by United Way to provide a more complete picture of who is struggling in our communities. Incomes for ALICE households are higher than the poverty level but too low to afford a basic survival budget.

Households in poverty


Households above poverty but below the ALICE threshold


Households above ALICE threshold


ALICE data is drawn from the 2021 5-Year American Community Survey.

Number of households earning under $50k/year


Housing Stock

Number of housing units 


Percentage that are occupied


Median value, owner occupied home


Median rent


Percentage of all housing units that are...

Owner occupied


Renter occupied


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About the data

You are viewing Community Profiles v 2.1 last updated in May, 2023.  CORRECTION: Community Profiles version 2.0 incorrectly identified individuals living in poverty as households in poverty.


Community data is drawn from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey with analysis by the Polk County Housing Trust Fund.  Job map data is from the US Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, LEHD via On the Map. Other data sources are noted where shown.

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