- Facts & Stats
City of Norwalk
Norwalk is located forty
miles northeast of New York City and borders Darien, New Canaan, Westport
and Wilton in Fairfield County along the Long Island Sound. Norwalk
was founded February 26, 1640 and incorporated September 11, 1651.
- More than one hundred churches and
synagogues in the Greater Norwalk Area.
- Average temp: January: 33.8 F; July:
Average annual rainfall: 43"
- Twelve elementary schools (grades
K-5), four middle schools (grades 6-8), two high schools (grades 9-12),
one Briggs High School (vocational arts, grades 9-12), and one Community/Technical
- Mayor and Common Council members
are elected by twelve voting districts in city elections.
- Health Facility
- Norwalk Hospital and the Center
for Advanced Medicine (affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine),
a voluntary, non-profit community hospital/healthcare provider for
- A wide variety of electronic research
and manufacturing companies producing aircraft equipment & optical
devices, chemicals, machinery of many kinds, auto accessories, wearing
apparel, hardware, frozen foods, lithography & printing.
- Norwalk Public Library, South Norwalk
Branch Library, East Norwalk Library, Rowayton Library
- Media Service
- Newspapers - The Hour (daily), Norwalk
Lifestyles (weekly); Radio Stations - WEFX (95.9 FM) and WNLK (1350
AM); Cable Television - Cablevision of Connecticut. All based in Norwalk.
Several daily/weekly newspapers, radio stations and network television
from Hartford to New York City service the Greater Norwalk area as
- Post Office
- Norwalk, South Norwalk and Rowayton
- Automobile via I-95, Merritt Parkway
(Rt. 15), US Routes 1 & 7; rail via Metro-North Commuter Railroad
(stations: East Norwalk, South Norwalk, Rowayton, and Merritt 7 Corporate
Park); Connecticut Limousine for transportation to airports; local
bus service is Wheels; interstate bus service is Greyhound and Trailways.
For general information about the
Norwalk Public Schools in the Rowayton area, see the Schools
pages on this site.
For specific information call the
Public Affairs office at (203)-854-4011 or write to: Dr. Susan G. Weinberger,
Norwalk Public Schools,
125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06852-6001.