Norfolk (city) County VA Information


Norfolk (city) County Subdivisions

Norfolk (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 246,062
Population in Households 213,472
Population in Familes 156,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 32,590
Population Density1 4,547
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 88,615
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 51,499
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98,064 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,692 (39.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 49,923 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,449 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $208,875
Average Home Value $278,152


Median Household Income $43,563
Average Household Income $60,006
Per Capita Income $23,761
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.22%
Households 0.39% 0.34%
Families 0.23% 0.23%
Median Household Income   -0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Norfolk (city) County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norfolk (city) County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 96th
Population Density1 # 5 97th
Diversity Index2 # 9 94th
Median Household Income # 81 40th
Per Capita Income # 79 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.