Norfolk, NE

Norfolk profile

Living in Norfolk

Norfolk is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 24,955 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Norfolk is the eighth largest community in Nebraska.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Norfolk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (11.70%), management occupations (8.76%), and sales jobs (8.28%).

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 13.28 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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, 24.98% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norfolk in 2018 was $29,154, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,616 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 Asian. Norfolk also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Norfolk include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and Czech.

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