Norfolk Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Norfolk Population & Age Distribution

 
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Total Population
242,742

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.6%
5 - 17:
13.1%
18 - 24:
17.8%
25 - 34:
19.4%
35 - 54:
21.5%
55 - 64:
10.8%
Over 65 Years:
10.9%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
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Attending College
9.8%
9.8%
High School Graduates
88.0%
88.0%
College Graduated
28.8%
28.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 
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Per capita Income

Norfolk
$29,830
$29,830
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Norfolk
$51,590
$51,590
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
18.7%

Employment Industries in Norfolk

 
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Healthcare
13.1%
13.1%
Retail
11.2%
11.2%
Accommodation
11.0%
11.0%
Education
9.9%
9.9%
Public Service
8.7%
8.7%
Manufacturing
7.1%
7.1%
Construction
7.0%
7.0%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
6.4%
6.4%
Administration
5.1%
5.1%
Transportation
4.6%
4.6%
Other
4.4%
4.4%
Finance
3.5%
3.5%
Real estate
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
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White
43.4%
43.4%
Black Or African American
40.5%
40.5%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Asian
3.5%
3.5%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
4.2%
4.2%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
8.0%
8.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 
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Ancestry (Top 20)

German
8.3%
8.3%
Irish
7.8%
7.8%
English
5.5%
5.5%
Italian
3.2%
3.2%
French
2.0%
2.0%
Scottish
1.6%
1.6%
Polish
1.6%
1.6%
African
1.4%
1.4%
European
1.2%
1.2%
Scots-Irish
0.9%
0.9%
Norwegian
0.7%
0.7%
Dutch
0.7%
0.7%
Swedish
0.6%
0.6%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.5%
0.5%
Jamaican
0.5%
0.5%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
French Canadian
0.4%
0.4%
Greek
0.3%
0.3%
Hungarian
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
89.6%
89.6%
Spanish
5.0%
5.0%
Tagalog
1.5%
1.5%
French
0.7%
0.7%
African languages
0.4%
0.4%
Arabic
0.3%
0.3%
Vietnamese
0.3%
0.3%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
Langs. of India
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Korean
0.2%
0.2%
Italian
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
French Creole
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Norfolk Residents:
7.2%