Suffolk, VA 23438 ZIP Code Profile

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Suffolk, VA | Whaleyville, VA

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ZIP Code 23438: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Suffolk, VA 23438

Not Acceptable, USPS
Whaleyville, VA 23438

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 31
  • Single Family Addresses: 728
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Suffolk City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.563, Longitude -76.717
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Suffolk, VA 23438 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,186
Daytime Population: Workers 75
Daytime Population: Residents 1,159
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,234
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 2,171
Population in Familes 1,874
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 46
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $64,316
Average Household Income $76,657
Per Capita Income $28,517


Total Housing Units 887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 647 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $226,402
Average Home Value $259,274


Total Households 807
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 607
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.66% 1.02%
Households 0.56% 0.97%
Families 0.46% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Suffolk, VA 23438 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23438 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 504 42nd
Population Density # 589 32nd
Diversity Index # 397 55th
Median Household Income # 237 73rd
Per Capita Income # 347 60th

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