Suffolk, Virginia Population 2019

Suffolk, Virginia's estimated population is 91,185 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Suffolk, Virginia is the 10th largest city in Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 228.45 people/mi² (88.20 people/km²).

The overall median age is 38.1 years, 36.6 years for males, and 39.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 35,591 households in the city, with an average size of 2.7 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.2%, with a median rent of $1083/month. The median house has 6.4 rooms, and has a value of $238,200.

The median income for households in Suffolk, Virginia is $68,089, while the mean household income is $83,263.

Suffolk Va Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Suffolk Va was:

  • White: 52.06%
  • Black or African American: 41.82%
  • Two or more races: 3.66%
  • Asian: 1.64%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
LatLng(36.7282, -76.5836)
Rank in State10th
StateVirginia
CountySuffolk city
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)1033.80 (399.15 mi²)
Water Area (km²)77.06 (29.75 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID5176432
Density (km²)88.20
Density (mi²)228.45
Area Code(s)757
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201891,1859101.01%
201790,2759531.07%
201689,3221,1951.36%
201588,1271,2351.42%
201486,8921,1271.31%
201385,7655070.59%
201285,2585070.60%
201184,751-72-0.08%
201084,82321,1462.91%
200063,67711,5362.02%
199052,1414,5200.91%
198047,62137,76317.06%
19709,858-2,751-2.43%
196012,6092700.22%
195012,3399960.85%
194011,3431,0721.00%
193010,2711,1481.19%
19209,1232,1152.67%
19107,0083,1816.24%
19003,8274731.33%
18903,3540.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White45,846
Black or African American36,822
Two or More Races3,220
Asian1,448
Some Other Race545
American Indian and Alaska Native141
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander35

Suffolk Va Population Pyramid 2019

Suffolk Va Median Age

38.1


Total

36.6


Male

39.4


Female

Suffolk Va Adults

There are 66,163 adults, (11,759 of whom are seniors) in Suffolk Va.

Suffolk Va Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Suffolk Va Sex Ratio

Female

45,463

51.63%

Male

42,594

48.37%

Suffolk Va Households and Families

Suffolk Va Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Suffolk Va Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
Male69.4%30.6%
All69.2%30.8%
Non Family57.6%42.4%
Female39.4%60.6%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,3312.769.2
Married16,9943.2284.6
Non Family8,5941.1957.6
Female5,4313.3439.4
Male1,3123.2969.4

3.18

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Suffolk Va Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1263.61%
9th to 12th Grade4,5717.75%
High School Graduate16,53028.03%
Some College14,08223.88%
Associates Degree5,5909.48%
Bachelors Degree9,58516.26%
Graduate Degree6,48210.99%

Suffolk Va Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,45429,3569,861
Black23,62119,4215,119
Hispanic1,9101,756490
Multiple Races1,1461,075336
Asian1,027825373
Other Race39035040
Native American11110938
Islander22225

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.32%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,608$51,551$32,517
Less Than High School$18,937$19,375$18,696
High School Grad$32,127$43,491$22,541
Some College$40,768$51,533$31,032
Bachelors Degree$54,281$68,977$42,192
Graduate Degree$65,773$87,386$55,313

$41,608

Average Earnings

$51,551

Average Male

$32,517

Average Female

Suffolk Va Language

Suffolk Va Language by Age

Suffolk Va Language

95.19% of Suffolk Va residents speak only English, while 4.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.25% of the population.

Suffolk Va Poverty

Suffolk Va Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black36,2926,63818.29%
White43,4262,2445.17%
Multiple3,16247114.90%
Hispanic3,46740511.68%
Asian1,43715911.06%
Other535397.29%

11.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.36%

Male Poverty Rate

12.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Suffolk Va

The race most likely to be in poverty in Suffolk Va is Black, with 18.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Suffolk Va is White, with 5.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.41%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.77%
High School10.07%
Some College6.58%
Bachelors or Greater3.22%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.48%
Male Unemployed32.06%
Female Employed4.82%
Male Employed2.93%

Suffolk Va Income

Suffolk Va Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,089$83,263
Families$79,696$93,027
Married Families$94,133-
Non Families$37,269$51,791

Suffolk Va Marital Status

Suffolk Va Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Suffolk Va Married by Age and Sex

Suffolk Va Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Suffolk Va Marital Status by Race

Suffolk Va Veterans

10,715

Number of Veterans

8,632

Male Veterans

2,083

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War4,744
Second Gulf War4,198
Vietnam2,484
Korea342
World War II199
Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,600
55 to 642,070
65 to 741,573
18 to 341,457
75+1,015

Suffolk Va Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,22818.00%
Black3,94314.79%
Hispanic48023.68%
2 or More26016.95%
Other14939.63%
Asian1048.84%
Indian2623.42%
Hawaiian516.67%

Suffolk Va Veterans by Education

3.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Suffolk Va Employment Status

66.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Suffolk Va Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.72%

Born in Virginia

96.44%

Native Born

3.56%

Foreign Born

1.27%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.44% of Suffolk Va residents were born in the United States, with 59.72% having been born in Virginia. 1.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.