Norfolk, VA 23517 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23517: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Norfolk, VA 23517

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 770
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,611
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,173
  • County: Norfolk City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.867, Longitude -76.29
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Norfolk, VA 23517 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,926
Daytime Population: Workers 6,411
Daytime Population: Residents 1,942
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,353
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.70
Population in Households 4,866
Population in Familes 2,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 5,827
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $44,277
Average Household Income $74,235
Per Capita Income $38,253


Total Housing Units 2,771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 729 (26.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,784 (64.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $325,000
Average Home Value $352,229


Total Households 2,513
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 868
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 1.41% 0.81%
Households 1.69% 0.92%
Families 1.01% 0.52%
Median Household Income   4.78%
Per Capita Income   5.66%

Norfolk, VA 23517 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23517 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 # 363 58th
Population Density # 28 97th
Diversity Index # 195 78th
Median Household Income # 587 33rd
Per Capita Income # 149 83rd

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