Norfolk, Nebraska Population 2020

25,027

Norfolk is a city located in Nebraska. With a 2020 population of 25,027, it is the 7th largest city in Nebraska and the 1532nd largest city in the United States. Norfolk is currently growing at a rate of 0.76% annually and its population has increased by 3.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,210 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Norfolk has a population density of 2,206 people per square mile.

The average household income in Norfolk is $65,202 with a poverty rate of 17.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $674 per month, and the median house value is $135,400. The median age in Norfolk is 35.6 years, 34.3 years for males, and 36.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males.

Norfolk Demographics

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

  • White: 89.93%
  • Other race: 2.50%
  • Native American: 2.09%
  • Black or African American: 2.01%
  • Asian: 1.89%
  • Two or more races: 1.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Norfolk, Nebraska is 25,027, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,651.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,210.

Norfolk, Nebraska Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202048,7981470.30%
201948,6511470.30%
201848,5041470.30%
201748,3572080.43%
201648,149-3-0.01%
201548,152-248-0.52%
201448,400-26-0.05%
201348,426610.13%
201248,365-9-0.02%
201148,37490.02%
201048,3650.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,98589.93%
Some Other Race6102.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native5122.09%
Black or African American4912.01%
Asian4631.89%
Two or More Races3851.57%

Norfolk Population Pyramid 2020

Norfolk Median Age

35.6


Total

34.3


Male

36.5


Female

Norfolk Adults

There are 18,410 adults, (3,583 of whom are seniors) in Norfolk.

Norfolk Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Norfolk Sex Ratio

Female

12,493

51.10%

Male

11,953

48.90%

Norfolk Households and Families

Norfolk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Norfolk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
Male61.2%38.8%
All60.9%39.1%
Non Family43.5%56.5%
Female36.2%63.8%

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2352.3160.9
Married4,6733.0282.5
Non Family4,1081.2243.5
Female1,1733.1636.2
Male2812.761.2

2.95

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Norfolk Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8615.52%
9th to 12th Grade5973.83%
High School Graduate4,81630.89%
Some College3,26520.94%
Associates Degree2,35415.10%
Bachelors Degree2,58816.60%
Graduate Degree1,1087.11%

Norfolk Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,20712,6153,429
Hispanic1,60294791
Other Race30818520
Asian30521798
Black23218856
Native American22415930
Multiple Races744013

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.13%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,197$42,654$27,623
Less Than High School$26,694$35,117$21,373
High School Grad$30,949$36,717$26,315
Some College$33,295$41,875$26,266
Bachelors Degree$43,488$62,917$37,867
Graduate Degree$64,089$74,130$52,083

$35,197

Average Earnings

$42,654

Average Male

$27,623

Average Female

Norfolk Language

Norfolk Language by Age

Norfolk Language

86.63% of Norfolk residents speak only English, while 13.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.43% of the population.

Norfolk Poverty

Norfolk Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,4772,49313.49%
Hispanic3,5631,13131.74%
Black48622646.50%
Native50622043.48%
Multiple38513936.10%
Other59811819.73%

17.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.01%

Male Poverty Rate

20.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norfolk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norfolk is Black, with 46.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norfolk is White, with 13.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.81%
High School15.36%
Some College12.30%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.48%
Male Unemployed53.19%
Female Employed10.65%
Male Employed6.75%

Norfolk Income

Norfolk Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,490$65,202
Families$67,871$82,666
Married Families$81,079-
Non Families$27,500$36,874

Norfolk Marital Status

Norfolk Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Norfolk Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Norfolk Marital Status by Race

Norfolk Veterans

1,284

Number of Veterans

1,218

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam368
Second Gulf War169
Korea164
World War II135
First Gulf War119

$Norfolk Veterans by Education

7.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norfolk Employment Status

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Norfolk 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

68.51%

Born in Nebraska

92.57%

Native Born

7.43%

Foreign Born

4.95%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.57% of Norfolk residents were born in the United States, with 68.51% having been born in Nebraska. 4.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,0271880.76%
201924,8391880.76%
201824,6511220.50%
201724,5291880.77%
201624,34130.01%
201524,338-46-0.19%
201424,384-30-0.12%
201324,414520.21%
201224,362480.20%
201124,314360.15%
201024,2787620.32%
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%