Norfolk, VA

245,115 Population
54.1 square miles 4,532 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.9%
was 2.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in VA
Population Density
4,532
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
38.5%
was 38.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.6%
was 6.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in VA
Percent Under 18
20.2%
was 20.2%
Ranked 10th Highest in VA
Percent 65 and Over
10.3%
was 10.2%
Ranked 10th Highest in VA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 5.6
Ranked 13th Lowest in VA
Percent Living in Poverty
19.9%
was 20.5%
Ranked 12th Lowest in VA
Median Household Income
$45,268
was $45,996
Ranked 11th Highest in VA
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.5
49.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
11.4
was 11.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
541.6
was 573.4
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,668.3
was 4,372.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
97,865
was 97,141
Ranked 4th Highest in VA
Median Rent
$988
was $987
Ranked 10th Highest in VA
Total Building Permits
991
was 496
 
Occupied Housing Units
87,910
was 87,819
 
Homeownership Rate
41.0%
was 44.3%
Ranked 13th Highest in VA
Single Family Building Permits
389
was 311
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,836.9
was 1,796.1
Ranked 4th Highest in VA
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.1%
was 16.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in VA
Multifamily Building Permits
602
was 185
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 9th Highest in VA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
10.4
was 5.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.0
was 2.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
93.9%
was 92.7%
Ranked 11th Highest in VA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
84.4%
Ranked 11th Highest in VA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 97.5%
Ranked 4th Highest in VA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.3%
was 87.3%
Ranked 9th Highest in VA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.2%
was 26.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in VA

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