Norfolk, Massachusetts Population 2024

11,676

Norfolk is a city located in Norfolk County Massachusetts. Norfolk has a 2024 population of 11,676. Norfolk is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 1.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,555 in 2020.

The average household income in Norfolk is $206,477 with a poverty rate of 1.94%. The median age in Norfolk is 41.1 years: 41.2 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Norfolk Demographics

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

  • White: 85.35%
  • Black or African American: 6.72%
  • Two or more races: 4.62%
  • Asian: 1.94%
  • Other race: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
14.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
783.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.05% (121)
The current population of Norfolk, Massachusetts is 11,676 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,555.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,83885.35%
Black or African American7756.72%
Two or more races5334.62%
Asian2241.94%
Other race1551.34%
Native American20.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Norfolk Population by Race

Norfolk Population Pyramid 2024

Norfolk Median Age

41.1

Total

41.2

Male

40.8

Female

Norfolk Adults

There are 8,696 adults, (1,564 of whom are seniors) in Norfolk.

Norfolk Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Norfolk Sex Ratio

Female5,02043.55%
Male6,50756.45%

Norfolk Population by Age

Norfolk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2913.0195.44.6
Married2,4363.3998.91.1
Non Family5701.3184.915.1
Female1972.682.717.3
Male884.294.35.7

3.32

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

95.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Norfolk Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3794.67%
Associates Degree5206.41%
Bachelors Degree2,62032.3%
Graduate Degree1,83222.59%
High School Graduate1,59119.62%
Less Than 9th Grade981.21%
Some College1,07113.2%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Norfolk Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Norfolk Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,7576,4804,010
Black70360088
Hispanic37629598
2+ Races237222114
Asian175165160
Other Race103645
Native American220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 91.43%.

Norfolk Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$104,583$159,538$69,467
Graduate Degree$118,255$142,368$106,167
High School Graduate$33,138$35,592$31,790
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$86,950$107,478$69,688
Some College$59,110$62,902$45,898

$86,950

Average Earnings

$107,478

Average Male

$69,688

Average Female

Norfolk Earnings by Educational Attainment

Norfolk Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Norfolk Language

90.77% of Norfolk residents speak only English, while 9.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.86% of the population.

Norfolk Language

Norfolk Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,9161792.01%
Other361130.56%
Hispanic28941.38%
Multiple48220.41%

1.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.18%

Male Poverty Rate

2.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norfolk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norfolk is Other, with 30.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norfolk is Multiple, with 0.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.33%.

Norfolk Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.26%
Some College3.34%
High School2.84%
Bachelors or Greater0.8%

Norfolk Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed1.03%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Norfolk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Norfolk Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$198,319$227,109
Households$182,716$206,477
Married Families$210,143$-999,999,999
Non Families$72,857$98,737

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Norfolk Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

65.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Norfolk Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Norfolk Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Norfolk Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Norfolk Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

370

Number of Veterans

370

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam156
First Gulf War85
Second Gulf War33
Korea16
World War II7

Norfolk Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74114
35 to 5493
55 to 6481
75+74
18 to 348

Norfolk Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3064.16%
Black385.07%
2+ Races2610%

Norfolk Veterans by Race

Norfolk Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norfolk Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Norfolk Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Norfolk Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Norfolk Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.87%

Born in Norfolk

92.87%

Native Born

7.13%

Foreign Born

1.47%

Non Citizen

5.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.87% of Norfolk residents were born in the United States, with 67.87% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Norfolk Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,986620.52%
202811,924620.52%
202711,862620.53%
202611,800620.53%
202511,738620.53%
202411,676620.53%
202311,614620.54%
202211,552620.54%
202111,490-65-0.56%
202011,555-406-3.39%
201911,961500.42%
201811,911950.8%
201711,8161421.22%
201611,6741251.08%
201511,549-206-1.75%
201411,7551711.48%
201311,584720.63%
201211,5121171.03%
201111,3951531.36%
201011,24200%

Norfolk Population by Year