Suffolk (city) County VA Information


Suffolk (city) County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 90,717
Population in Households 89,615
Population in Familes 77,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,102
Population Density1 227
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 32,843
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 24,470
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,396 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,447 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,697 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $255,060
Average Home Value $300,145


Median Household Income $66,037
Average Household Income $80,594
Per Capita Income $29,562
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.13% 1.22%
Households 1.0% 1.14%
Families 0.9% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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.


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

The table below compares Suffolk (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 # 22 84th
Population Density1 # 51 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 25 82nd
Median Household Income # 27 81st
Per Capita Income # 36 74th

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