Norfolk, NE
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Living in Norfolk


Norfolk is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 24,434 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Norfolk is the ninth largest community in Nebraska.

Norfolk is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Norfolk is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Norfolk who work in office and administrative support (12.27%), sales jobs (9.55%), and management occupations (7.67%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Norfolk spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Norfolk who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.63% of the adults in Norfolk have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Norfolk in 2010 was $25,149, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,596 for a family of four. However, Norfolk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Norfolk is a very 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. Norfolk also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Norfolk include German, Irish, Czech, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Norfolk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.