Norfolk, NE
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Norfolk is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 24,366 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Norfolk is the ninth largest community in Nebraska.

Unlike some cities, Norfolk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Norfolk are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.03%), sales jobs (10.62%), and healthcare (6.95%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.23 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Norfolk overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Norfolk, 22.30% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norfolk in 2010 was $23,656, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,624 for a family of four. However, Norfolk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Native 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 13.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Norfolk include Irish, English, Czech, and Swedish.

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