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The City of Norfolk is the 3rd largest city in Virginia with a population of 248,416 as of July 1, 2020. Norfolk ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Norfolk is located at latitude 36.8468 and longitude -76.2852 in Norfolk (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norfolk encompass a land area of 54.08 sq. miles and a water area of 42.26 sq. miles. Norfolk (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.
The City of Norfolk (GNIS ID: 1498557) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
|Total Population||248,416 (100%)|
|Population in Households||214,396 (86.3%)|
|Population in Families||156,282 (62.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||34,020 (13.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$50,260|
|Average Household Income||$69,662|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||18%|
|Per Capita Income||$27,169|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||97,960 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||36,050 (36.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||52,248 (53.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||9,662 ( 9.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$215,544|
|Average Home Value||$283,665|
|Housing Affordability Index3||125|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.6%|
|Per Capita Income||1.66%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.18%|
The table below compares Norfolk to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density||# 42||93rd|
|Median Household Income||# 349||41st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 112||19th|
|Per Capita Income||# 326||45th|
|Diversity Index||# 95||84th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.