Suffolk, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Suffolk, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Suffolk had a population of 94,678 as of July 1, 2018. Suffolk ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Suffolk is located at latitude 36.6972 and longitude -76.6348 in Suffolk (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Suffolk (see map below) encompass a land area of 400.18 sq. miles and a water area of 28.91 sq. miles. Suffolk (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Suffolk (GNIS ID: 1498560) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Suffolk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Suffolk: Constances Warehouse, Contant's Wharf, Sleepy Hole.

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Suffolk, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 94,678
Population in Households 93,610
Population in Familes 81,052
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,068
Population Density1 237
Diversity Index2 60


Median Household Income $69,102
Average Household Income $84,416
Per Capita Income $30,954


Total Housing Units 36,848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,132 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,185 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,531 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $269,110
Average Home Value $328,341


Total Households 34,317
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 25,480
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.38% 1.52%
Households 1.29% 1.47%
Families 1.18% 1.39%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Suffolk, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Suffolk to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 11 98th
Population Density # 464 22nd
Diversity Index # 144 76th
Median Household Income # 180 70th
Per Capita Income # 218 63rd

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