Most Expensive Norfolk Neighborhoods
|1||Lakewood / Lafayette Shores|
|2||Pleasant Ave / Shore Dr|
|3||Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School|
|6||Monticello Ave / E 18th St|
|9||Granby St / Kingsley Ln|
Norfolk is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 245,303 people and 81 constituent neighborhoods, Norfolk is the second largest community in Virginia.
Norfolk is a military town: the armed forces employs 8.68% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Retail and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 12.72% and 12.34% of the civilian workforce respectively.
Also of interest is that Norfolk has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.66% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Norfolk is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Norfolk has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Norfolk enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Norfolk.
Not only is Norfolk a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Norfolk is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Norfolk is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Norfolk, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The percentage of people in Norfolk who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.41% of adults in Norfolk have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Norfolk in 2010 was $24,631, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,524 for a family of four. However, Norfolk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Norfolk is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Norfolk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norfolk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Norfolk include German, English, Irish, African and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Norfolk is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||86,485|
|NORFOLK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||46.64%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||53.36%|
|TYPE OF NORFOLK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||49.21%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||7.94%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||13.32%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||28.70%|
|SIZE OF NORFOLK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.78%|
|AGE OF NORFOLK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.98%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||29.42%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||47.52%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||15.08%|
|NORFOLK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$185,515|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$777|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $44,000||2.62%|
|$44,001 - $88,000||3.93%|
|$88,001 - $177,000||39.81%|
|$177,001 - $265,000||29.15%|
|$265,001 - $353,000||10.35%|
|$353,001 - $441,000||5.74%|
|$441,001 - $662,000||5.53%|
|$662,001 - $883,000||1.66%|
|PEOPLE OF NORFOLK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.79%|
|5 TO 17||14.05%|
|18 TO 24||19.81%|
|25 TO 34||17.09%|
|35 TO 54||23.73%|
|55 TO 64||9.13%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.39%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||85.32%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$44,164|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$24,631|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||18.22%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (12.72%)
Public Service (9.01%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.45%)
Information Technology (2.14%)
Real estate (2.13%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||43.11%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.49%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.16%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.23%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.63%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||6.65%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (5.77%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (90.71%)
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