Norfolk city, Virginia Population 2020

Norfolk city, Virginia's estimated population is 244,922 with a growth rate of -0.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Norfolk city, Virginia is the 7th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018244,076-846-0.35%
2017244,922-921-0.37%
2016245,843-691-0.28%
2015246,534-53-0.02%
2014246,5871,1380.46%
2013245,449-692-0.28%
2012246,1412,5091.03%
2011243,6326340.26%
2010242,998-18,231-6.98%
1990261,229-5,750-2.15%
1980266,979-40,972-13.30%
1970307,9512,0790.68%
1960305,87292,35943.26%
1950213,51369,18147.93%
1940144,33214,62211.27%
1930129,71013,93312.03%
1920115,77748,32571.64%
191067,45220,82844.67%
190046,6240.00%

How Many People Live in Norfolk city, Virginia?

244,922

Norfolk city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White115,44347.01%
Black or African American102,11741.58%
Two or More Races10,5484.29%
Asian9,0633.69%
Some Other Race7,2542.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0060.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1610.07%

Norfolk city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Norfolk city, Virginia Median Age

30.5


Total

28.8


Male

32.8


Female

Norfolk city, Virginia Adults

There are 196,793 adults, (25,928 of whom are seniors) in Norfolk city, Virginia.

Norfolk city, Virginia Age Dependency

43.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Norfolk city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

117,299

47.76%

Male

128,293

52.24%

Norfolk city, Virginia Households and Families

Norfolk city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Norfolk city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64%36%
All43.1%56.9%
Male33.7%66.3%
Non Family33.4%66.6%
Female27.6%72.4%

43.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All88,1552.4943.1
Non Family37,5991.433.4
Married30,9053.1964
Female15,4083.5527.6
Male4,2433.2533.7

3.19

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Norfolk city, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4233.56%
9th to 12th Grade13,3958.78%
High School Graduate39,00425.58%
Some College39,29825.77%
Associates Degree12,6688.31%
Bachelors Degree25,89816.98%
Graduate Degree16,81111.02%

Norfolk city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White72,72267,72127,546
Black60,34649,5259,365
Hispanic9,5517,5952,110
Asian6,1915,6022,681
Other Race4,1212,694594
Multiple Races3,9873,5601,057
Native American665601178
Islander676718

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 43.30%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,482$40,914$29,521
Less Than High School$21,814$26,772$16,513
High School Grad$28,007$31,484$24,036
Some College$31,528$37,869$27,024
Bachelors Degree$46,189$53,651$39,318
Graduate Degree$63,443$77,721$54,445

$34,482

Average Earnings

$40,914

Average Male

$29,521

Average Female

Norfolk city, Virginia Language

Norfolk city, Virginia Language by Age

Norfolk city, Virginia Language

89.48% of Norfolk city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 10.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.93% of the population.

Norfolk city, Virginia Poverty

Norfolk city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black92,30726,06428.24%
White94,95811,66512.28%
Hispanic16,7233,26319.51%
Multiple9,5142,13422.43%
Asian8,3561,14913.75%
Other6,7251,10816.48%
Native93410511.24%
Islander12864.69%

19.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.88%

Male Poverty Rate

21.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norfolk city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norfolk city, Virginia is Black, with 28.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norfolk city, Virginia is Islander, with 4.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.61%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.63%
High School18.34%
Some College14.38%
Bachelors or Greater5.54%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.24%
Male Unemployed36.03%
Female Employed13.06%
Male Employed8.08%

Norfolk city, Virginia Income

Norfolk city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,146$69,410
Families$59,062$81,921
Married Families$80,121$104,083
Non Families$35,435$50,166

Norfolk city, Virginia Marital Status

Norfolk city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Norfolk city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Norfolk city, Virginia Marriage

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

Norfolk city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Norfolk city, Virginia Veterans

27,860

Number of Veterans

23,370

Male Veterans

4,490

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War13,598
First Gulf War9,198
Vietnam5,776
Korea982
World War II486
Name Veterans % of Total
White16,52720.31%
Black9,20312.61%
Hispanic2,04918.50%
Asian77110.84%
2 or More76615.73%
Other4449.31%
Indian13018.71%
Hawaiian1918.10%

$Norfolk city, Virginia Veterans by Education

10.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norfolk city, Virginia Employment Status

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Norfolk city, Virginia 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

49.34%

Born in Virginia

92.65%

Native Born

7.35%

Foreign Born

3.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.65% of Norfolk city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 49.34% having been born in Virginia. 3.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990