Norfolk, VA 23508 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23508: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Norfolk, VA 23508

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Norfolk City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.888, Longitude -76.3
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 363
  • PO Box Addresses: 124
  • Residential Addresses: 7,411
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,073
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,338

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Norfolk, VA 23508 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,356
Population in Households 17,005
Population in Familes 11,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,351
Population Density1 7,319
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $49,617
Average Household Income $76,285
Per Capita Income $26,971


Total Housing Units 7,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,993 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,572 (50.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 554 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $353,689
Average Home Value $425,827


Total Households 6,565
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 3,547
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 0.61% 0.42%
Households 0.65% 0.49%
Families 0.39% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Norfolk, VA 23508 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23508 to the other 876 ZIP Codes 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 # 151 83rd
Population Density # 18 98th
Diversity Index # 117 87th
Median Household Income # 505 42nd
Per Capita Income # 435 50th

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