Norfolk, Nebraska Population 2021

24,323
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Norfolk is a city located in Madison County Nebraska. With a 2020 population of 24,323, it is the 8th largest city in Nebraska and the 1588th largest city in the United States . Norfolk is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually but its population has increased by 0.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,210 in 2010. Norfolk reached it's highest population of 24,512 in 2018. Spanning over 12 miles, Norfolk has a population density of 2,144 people per square mile.

The average household income in Norfolk is $66,092 with a poverty rate of 16.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $696 per month, and the median house value is $145,400. The median age in Norfolk is 35.7 years, 34.6 years for males, and 36.4 years for females.

Norfolk Demographics

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

  • White: 90.99%
  • Native American: 2.06%
  • Other race: 2.03%
  • Asian: 1.79%
  • Black or African American: 1.66%
  • Two or more races: 1.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Norfolk, Nebraska is 24,323 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,512.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,210.

Norfolk, Nebraska Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202147,893-137-0.29%
202048,030-137-0.29%
201948,167-137-0.28%
201848,3041050.22%
201748,1991010.21%
201648,098-35-0.07%
201548,133-251-0.52%
201448,384-30-0.06%
201348,414520.11%
201248,362-13-0.03%
201148,375120.02%
201048,3630.00%

Norfolk Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,22490.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native5022.06%
Some Other Race4952.03%
Asian4371.79%
Black or African American4061.66%
Two or More Races3601.47%
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Norfolk Population by Race

Norfolk Population Pyramid $2021

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Norfolk Median Age

35.7


Total

34.6


Male

36.4


Female

Norfolk Adults

There are 18,408 adults, (3,700 of whom are seniors) in Norfolk.

Norfolk Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Norfolk Sex Ratio

Female

12,469

51.05%

Male

11,955

48.95%

Norfolk Population by Age

Norfolk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Norfolk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All60.1%39.9%
Male51.5%48.5%
Non Family43.6%56.4%
Female38.1%61.9%

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Norfolk Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2902.2960.1
Married4,5843.0381.4
Non Family4,2771.2443.6
Female1,0643.1838.1
Male3652.7751.5

2.97

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Norfolk Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7294.65%
9th to 12th Grade6173.93%
High School Graduate4,83130.79%
Some College3,42721.84%
Associates Degree2,23414.24%
Bachelors Degree2,62416.73%
Graduate Degree1,2277.82%
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Norfolk Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Norfolk Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,48212,8503,506
Hispanic1,447909114
Other Race28015019
Asian274211138
Native American24518144
Black20015113
2+ Races957865

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 68.42%.

Norfolk Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,201$41,964$29,829
Less Than 9th Grade$30,651$32,772$23,256
High School Graduate$30,479$37,390$24,960
Some College$35,805$41,173$28,609
Bachelors Degree$43,949$60,711$37,676
Graduate Degree$62,843$64,461$51,625

$36,201

Average Earnings

$41,964

Average Male

$29,829

Average Female

Norfolk Earnings by Educational Attainment

Norfolk Language by Age

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Norfolk Language

87.72% of Norfolk residents speak only English, while 12.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.46% of the population.

Norfolk Language

Norfolk Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,8692,50613.28%
Hispanic3,2541,07433.01%
Multiple36017548.61%
Other48315732.51%
Black39014637.44%
Native4986813.65%
Asian42520.47%

16.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.73%

Male Poverty Rate

20.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norfolk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norfolk is Multiple, with 48.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norfolk is Asian, with 0.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.21%.

Norfolk Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.37%
High School16.02%
Some College9.86%
Bachelors or Greater6.78%

Norfolk Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.81%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed10.24%
Male Employed5.99%

Norfolk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Norfolk Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,372$66,092
Families$68,482$84,837
Married Families$79,757-
Non Families$27,067$37,558
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Income by Household Type

Norfolk Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Norfolk Married by Age and Sex

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Norfolk Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Norfolk Marital Status by Race

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Norfolk Marital Status

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1,288

Number of Veterans

1,200

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam407
Korea187
First Gulf War152
World War II144
Second Gulf War111

Norfolk Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+538
65 to 74308
35 to 54225
55 to 64160
18 to 3457

Norfolk Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2417.30%
Asian206.33%
Black207.52%
Hispanic180.93%
Native American62.05%
Other Race10.26%

Norfolk Veterans by Race

Norfolk Veterans by Education

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9.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norfolk Veterans by Education

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69.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Norfolk Employment by Age

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Norfolk Employment by Race

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Norfolk Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.96%

Born in Norfolk

93.89%

Native Born

6.11%

Foreign Born

3.95%

Non Citizen

2.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.89% of Norfolk residents were born in the United States, with 68.96% having been born in Nebraska. 3.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Norfolk Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,323-63-0.26%
202024,386-63-0.26%
201924,449-63-0.26%
201824,512680.28%
201724,4441300.53%
201624,314-21-0.09%
201524,335-49-0.20%
201424,384-36-0.15%
201324,420500.21%
201224,370440.18%
201124,326360.15%
201024,2907740.32%
200023,5162,0400.91%
199021,4762,0271.00%
198019,4492,8421.59%
197016,6072,9671.99%
196013,6402,3051.87%
195011,3358450.78%
194010,490-227-0.21%
193010,7172,0832.18%
19208,6342,6093.66%
19106,0252,1424.49%
19003,8838452.48%
18903,0380.00%

Norfolk Population by Year