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, 2016)


Total Population 1,730
Population in Households 1,716
Population in Familes 1,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 49
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 635
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 480
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 511 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $217,330
Average Home Value $247,016


Median Household Income $62,062
Average Household Income $73,639
Per Capita Income $27,292
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.79%
Households 0.41% 0.74%
Families 0.34% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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, VA 23438 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23438 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 562 36th
Population Density1 # 583 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 406 53rd
Median Household Income # 243 72nd
Per Capita Income # 362 59th

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