Suffolk, Virginia Population 2020

93,091
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Suffolk is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 93,091, it is the 10th largest city in Virginia and the 362nd largest city in the United States. Suffolk is currently growing at a rate of 1.03% annually and its population has increased by 10.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 84,585 in 2010. Spanning over 429 miles, Suffolk has a population density of 233 people per square mile.

The average household income in Suffolk is $86,685 with a poverty rate of 10.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,135 per month, and the median house value is $246,600. The median age in Suffolk is 38.2 years, 36.9 years for males, and 39.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males.

Suffolk Demographics

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

  • White: 51.67%
  • Black or African American: 41.65%
  • Two or more races: 3.59%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Suffolk, Virginia is 93,091, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 91,185.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 84,585.

Suffolk, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,06551.67%
Black or African American37,13241.65%
Two or More Races3,1983.59%
Asian1,7131.92%
Some Other Race8680.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native1700.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.02%
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Suffolk Population Pyramid 2020

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Suffolk Median Age

38.2


Total

36.9


Male

39.2


Female

Suffolk Adults

There are 67,189 adults, (12,250 of whom are seniors) in Suffolk.

Suffolk Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Suffolk Sex Ratio

Female

46,075

51.68%

Male

43,085

48.32%

Suffolk Households and Families

Suffolk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Suffolk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All69.3%30.7%
Male59.6%40.4%
Non Family58.6%41.4%
Female39.4%60.6%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,1982.6769.3
Married17,4593.1984.7
Non Family8,9211.1958.6
Female5,3513.2739.4
Male1,4673.2259.6

3.15

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Suffolk Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2103.67%
9th to 12th Grade4,5267.52%
High School Graduate16,91628.10%
Some College14,38423.89%
Associates Degree5,2398.70%
Bachelors Degree9,96016.54%
Graduate Degree6,96611.57%
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Suffolk Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,82729,77110,373
Black24,01319,7315,175
Hispanic2,1951,982608
Multiple Races1,1981,156365
Asian1,1761,002516
Other Race614574157
Native American14012627
Islander222

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,812$54,132$34,364
Less Than High School$21,179$23,716$19,668
High School Grad$33,255$43,398$24,764
Some College$42,237$55,009$32,769
Bachelors Degree$56,031$71,647$43,983
Graduate Degree$71,735$93,320$59,541

$43,812

Average Earnings

$54,132

Average Male

$34,364

Average Female

Suffolk Language

Suffolk Language by Age

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Suffolk Language

95.00% of Suffolk residents speak only English, while 5.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.27% of the population.

Suffolk Poverty

Suffolk Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black36,6016,24017.05%
White43,8792,4485.58%
Hispanic3,71648913.16%
Multiple3,13637611.99%
Asian1,7021569.17%
Other860435.00%

10.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.07%

Male Poverty Rate

12.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Suffolk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Suffolk is Black, with 17.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Suffolk is Other, with 5.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.74%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.59%
High School10.16%
Some College6.98%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.68%
Male Unemployed29.02%
Female Employed5.08%
Male Employed2.49%

Suffolk Income

Suffolk Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,664$86,685
Families$82,946$97,828
Married Families$97,661-
Non Families$38,311$52,159
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Suffolk Marital Status

Suffolk Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Suffolk Married by Age and Sex

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Suffolk 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 Marital Status by Race

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Suffolk Veterans

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10,826

Number of Veterans

8,861

Male Veterans

1,965

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War4,692
Second Gulf War4,412
Vietnam2,633
Korea333
World War II174
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,365
55 to 642,216
65 to 741,789
18 to 341,448
75+1,008
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,19517.80%
Black3,91414.47%
Hispanic58826.98%
2 or More29519.80%
Other28348.54%
Asian1199.13%
Indian1812.86%
Hawaiian214.29%

Suffolk Veterans by Education

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3.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Suffolk Employment Status

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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59.54%

Born in Virginia

96.45%

Native Born

3.55%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

2.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.45% of Suffolk residents were born in the United States, with 59.54% having been born in Virginia. 1.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202093,0919531.03%
201992,1389531.05%
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%