Norfolk Va Population 2017

Norfolk Va's estimated population is 242,803 according to the most recent United States census.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2015 there were 96,121 households in the city, with an average size of 2.53 people per household. The vacancy rate was 9.4%, with a median rent of $970/month. The median house size is 5.2 rooms, and has a value of $193,400.

Year Population Change
2015 246,393 1.50%
2010 242,803 3.60%
2000 234,403 -10.30%
1990 261,229 -2.20%
1980 266,979 -13.30%
1970 307,951 1.00%
1960 304,869 42.80%
1950 213,513 47.90%
1940 144,332 11.30%
1930 129,710 12.00%
1920 115,777 71.60%
1910 67,452 44.70%
1900 46,624 33.70%
1890 34,871 58.70%
1880 21,966 14.20%
1870 19,229 31.50%
1860 14,620 2.10%
1850 14,326 31.20%
1840 10,920 11.30%
1830 9,814 15.80%
1820 8,478 -7.80%
1810 9,193 32.70%
1800 6,926 134.10%
1790 2,959 0.00%

Norfolk Va Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White 116,874 47.75%
Black or African American 104,313 42.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1,075 0.44%
Asian 8,225 3.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 600 0.25%
Some Other Race 4,614 1.89%
Two or More Races 9,044 3.70%

Population Pyramid

Norfolk Va Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Housing Units 96,121
Owner-Occupied Units 37,853
Renter-Occupied Units 49,192
Median Home Value $193,400
Median Rent $970
Vacancy Rate 9.4%
Houses With Mortgage 27,943
Houses Without Mortgage 9,910
Median Number of Rooms (per House) 5.2

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Norfolk Va for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 6.2% and the labor force participation rate is 68.7%.

Norfolk Va Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size 2.53
Average Family Size 3.24
Married Couple Families 29,863
Male Householder (no wife) Families 4,600
Female Householder (no husband) Families 15,794
Non Family Households
Unmarried Martner Households (Opposite Sex) 5.6%
Unmarried Martner Households (Same Sex) 0.5%